Placerville News Round-up Jan 2020

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High Cost of Wildfire Insurance Hurts California Home Sales
Wall Street Journal
In El Dorado County, Calif., insurance agent Aurora Mullett estimated that about 75% of the homes in the area can't buy standard home insurance.

'It's impossible to stay down when you are constantly being lifted up' ... KXTV
A year to the day after her Oak Ridge High School football coach Jason Clark died, his wife, Andrea, opened Strong Studio in El Dorado Hills.

LTCC to offer evening child care starting Monday
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Lake Tahoe Community College's Child Development Center will offer evening child care starting in 2020.

Pop star turned politician Sonny Bono died 22 years ago in skiing accident
Salvatore “Sonny” Bono was skiing alone while on a family vacation with his wife, Mary, and two children, at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe ..

Placerville Art Walk
PR Pond
Art event in Placerville, CA by Placerville Art Gallery and 2 others on Saturday, February 15 2020.

New Beginnings 2nd Annual Spring Fling Fashion Show
PR Pond
Friday, April 3, 2020 at Placerville Shakespeare ... All proceeds support the mission of New Beginnings.

General Meeting: Affordable Housing & Homeless Update
PR Pond
El Dorado Progressives - Organization on Sunday, March 8 2020.



Guest Commentary - The Problem of "Mass Shootings"
"I was one of the 'bystanders' mentioned by Mr. Hanner in his excellent account of this event.  I watched as Klay Monday exhibited kind of an excited dance as he quickly approached Kevin Eldredge and fired five rounds point blanc into Kevin's chest."

New events center, potential casino sale could boost prospects for South Tahoe market
Carson Now
South Lake Tahoe's casino market peaked in 2000, when the region collected $141 million in pre-tax gaming revenues. The next year, revenue fell 16 ...

Canning with a Twist - Addition 
Free class (Walk-ins welcome)

Missing Woman, 37, Last Seen Near Pollock Pines Found Safe
2:15 p.m. Update: The sheriff's office says Brooke Baumann has been found safe.

El Dorado County woman found safe after 2 days
A woman who was reported missing Thursday has been, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Brooke Baumann, 37, was last seen around ...

Growing up behind the times
The old house was located in a rural part of El Dorado County and when the Rattlesnake Bridge went down, Placer County was cut off to us. After that ...



EDSO Badges and Books children's event
This program brings uniformed Law Enforcement officers into the community to build a strong relationship with children by interacting and answering questions.  The goal being that future generations of this community will be comfortable interacting with emergency responders in every capacity.

Wind Advisory and chance of snow part of the Lake Tahoe weekend forecast
Friday is a day to get out and enjoy Lake Tahoe as the thermometer is expected to reach 51 degrees before a small ...

Poetry open read-around. 
Bring your own poems to share, read from your favorite poets – borrow a book from the library! – or just come to listen.

Man suspected of killing father in Amador County arrested after manhunt in Lake Tahoe area
A fugitive wanted in connection with the homicide death of his father was located and arrested Thursday in the Tahoe area, authorities said.

From the Palm Springs film festival to Congress, Sonny Bono was a desert visionary
1998, 22 years ago this weekend, when he was killed in a skiing accident in South Lake Tahoe. One of Bono's legacies, the international film ...



Tahoe man's death is now a homicide investigation
The death of a South Lake Tahoe man whose body was found inside his home in mid-December is now being investigated as a homicide. According ...

South Lake Tahoe Police need your help solving murder investigation
 death a homicide caused by blood loss resulting from blunt force trauma.  Details are not being released at this time as this is an active investigation.

Minor Decoy and Shoulder Tap Operation prevent alcohol-related harm
The Sheriff’s Office and ABC will be utilizing underage decoys in an attempt to solicit the purchase of alcohol to underage minors.

Sierra Nevada snowpack begins 2020 in good shape, a hopeful sign for California water outlook
One, at Phillips Station, in El Dorado County off Highway 50, south of Lake Tahoe is regularly done with TV cameras and journalists joining in.

Gerald L. "Jerry" Dilbeck
March 1932 to December 2019, passed away in Shingle Springs, CA

Man faces prison in strangulation case
A 58-year-old South Lake Tahoe man received a 12-32-month suspended sentence for possession of methamphetamine.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 1-2-20



After 50 years of Forest Management Laurence Crabtree returns to Big Valley
Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree announced that he will retire Jan. 6, 2020

Hal Barker, retired El Dorado Co. Sheriff endorses Ray Nutting for Supervisor
“Ray Nutting has always done a great job advocating for the interests of law enforcement and first responders ... Ray delivered on his promises to upgrade the Sheriff’s Office and improve our fire protection”.

Redding CHP: Placerville Woman Driver arrested for DUI accident
CHP says the driver was a man from Redding, the passenger a woman from Placerville and they were both transported to Mercy Medical Center ...

Tahoe school district draws ire for buying diesel buses
A heated discussion about buses dominated the first part of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District board meeting Friday ..

El Dorado Hills tattoo artist to appear on 'Ink Masters'
 At the start of 2020 El Dorado Hills resident Raul Ugarte — a professional tattoo artist at Roseville Tattoo Company — will display his body-inking skills for the world on “Ink Masters: Turf Wars.” The hit show premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7

Hangtown Toastmasters, Placerville, CA
Meetup - Success depends on your ability to communicate. Hangtown Toastmasters is a local chapter of Toastmasters International, ...

El Dorado Hills Man, 38, Killed In Crash Off Highway 50 In Folsom
An El Dorado Hills man 38-year-old Todd James Kern has been identified as the driver killed in a crash off Highway 50 in Folsom on Tuesday.

Developer hopes to beef up north EDH project
A few dozen homes may come to north El Dorado Hills near Salmon Falls Road. Last week El Dorado County supervisors heard a presentation from ...

EDSO investigating Christmas Eve attack on Meyers man; Reward offered
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — An attack in Christmas Valley on Christmas Eve left a Meyers man in the hospital. 

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 1-1-20