Cindy Petrich 1962 - 2017


Cindy Petrich, Placerville, California 
July 30, 1962 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Pines, Placerville, CA.


Commentary: Responding to, “Peace Be With You”

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 16, 2017 / comments

[by Cris Alarcon]

As a man baptised as a Catholic over 50 years ago one would think the dogmatic answer would roll off my tongue without a thought, but what if you are not in church and don’t even know if you are even conversing with a Christian?

“Peace be upon you” is a religious phrase that is used to greet or say farewell to others.  This is still in use today as priests and pastors greet their fellow congregants as a way to say goodbye.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 9-15-17

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 16, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of September 15, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

JN1704696    SAMANTHA    ANN    ALVAREZ    F
PV    20170915    INCUSTODY    20    PCHP
23152(A)    M    DUI ALCOHOL    $20,000.00
23152(B)    M    DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT    $20,000.00
273A(A)    M    CRUEL TO CHLD:POS INJ/DTH    $15,000.00

Dogs bringing happiness to guests at Barton Skilled Nursing

[Paula Peterson, South Tahoe Now]

It's Thursday, and Bella and Sadie are walking the hallways at Barton Skilled Nursing Facility in South Lake Tahoe, stopping by to be stroked, get a hug, a kiss or a dog treat.

The pair, along with owners Lorna and Gary Lefler, are well known at the facility. Sadie, the Lefler's 12-year-old trained therapy dog and Bella, an 18-month old German Shepherd who is a new member of the family.

Bella has been making rounds since February, learning the scoop from Sadie who is an old hand at bringing joy, not only to the elderly and patients, but to children at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Wednesday afternoons...


Editorial: Progress at last on California housing crisis

[Chronicle Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle]

Homelessness has increased dramatically in recent years around Placerville, in largely rural El Dorado County. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle...

It was never as certain or insistent as the state’s housing crisis, but when it finally came this week, the California Legislature’s response was substantial. With lawmakers about to adjourn for the year, an 11th-hour Assembly decision on a new real estate fee — just reaching a two-thirds supermajority around 10:30 p.m. Thursday after an hour of vote-wrangling — cleared the way for final approval of a package of bills to lower barriers to residential development and fund affordable housing.

As even their champions acknowledge, the bills shouldn’t be seen as more than the beginning of an answer to a housing shortage that is making homelessness more pervasive, commutes more crushing, and the state and national economies much less than they could be. But they are a good beginning and an undeniable triumph for housing advocates, including a new breed of pro-development “YIMBYs” — a yes-in-my-backward counterweight to California’s rampant NIMBY-ism...


September 15, 2017 6:15pm