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El Dorado County Sheriff's Office crime log: Nov. 17-18
The following was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff's Office logs:. 3:23 a.m. Deputies booked into jail a 33-year-old man suspected of possession of a substance similar to toluene on White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills. He was later released. 4:10 a.m. Assault with a deadly weapon was reported...
El Dorado County Firefighters Receive Funding for New Fire and Police Station
Discover how a $1 million funding boost is set to transform El Dorado County's fire and police stations. Learn about the challenging conditions currently faced by first responders and how this significant investment aims to enhance safety and effectiveness within the community.
Woman arrested in Colfax for vehicle theft, identity theft
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported a woman recently arrested for vehicle theft and identity theft in Colfax. Placer County Patrol responded to an incident at the Colfax 76 station, and located and detained Jessica Nicole Stephens, 34, based on information about a stolen vehicle. According to the Sheriff’s...
3-day gas 'flare' to be performed at Marshall Medical Center
AmeriGas will be performing a three-day flare off of an 18,000-gallon liquified petroleum gas tank at Marshall Medical Center beginning Dec. 4-6. During the flare off, the public may notice an approximately 20-foot flame coming from the area. There is no cause for concern and all Marshall Medical Center facilities...
Caldor Fire pretrial: Defense disputes 'outlandish' bullet theory
After nearly two years of delays and rescheduling, the pretrial hearing for the father and son accused of starting the Caldor Fire began Tuesday, Nov. 28, in El Dorado County Superior Court. Charges alleging Travis Shane Smith and his father David Smith recklessly started the devastating 2021 fire were first...
Indulge in Placerville: Discover the 3 Donut Shops That Are Redefining Delicious
This article presents a tour of three delightful donut shops in Placerville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Urgent Notice for El Dorado Hills Residents: Potential Water Pressure Issues and Outage on December 6th
The El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) has announced potential low water pressure or a possible outage in El Dorado Hills due to necessary system work. This is expected to affect properties in the Airport Road area of Placerville, impacting approximately 27 customers.
Safety Improvements to Begin on Pony Express Trail Following Accident
Road work is set to begin on Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines, with safety improvements including tree removal, improved crosswalks, more lighting, and new signage. The project follows a tragic accident last year where five children were hit on a crosswalk.
Groups sue UDOT over Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola plan
The local groups, including Friends of Alta, are challenging the project citing environmental concerns.
A splash of color goes a long way
Cold, gray walls and black asphalt don't stand a chance when Lora Watts takes notice. The graphic designer and artist has made it her mission to brighten local schools by designing beautiful murals meant to inspire the children and staff who pass by them every school day.
Work underway to make stretch of road in Pollock Pines where kids hit safer
POLLOCK PINES - Road work is underway on Pony Express Trail, a road in Pollock Pines where five school children were hit by a van. The area, a 1-mile stretch, will be getting new crosswalks, lights, and stop signs after community concerns of speeding and dangerous driving in the area. The children were hit by the driver of the van last May. That driver remained at the scene when it happened. One family member, Alison Warren, says it's a welcome change even if it didn't change what happened. "I can't get upset. I can't get into the what if they had done this earlier we wouldn't be here. It is what it is and we count our blessings we have her still," said Warren. District supervisors say the project began in 2018. They expressed sadness that this wasn't able to get done earlier due to delays in the process.
Auburn man arrested for burglary at Nevada Union High School
An Auburn man was arrested Nov. 29 in connection to a burglary at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley. A school custodian reported an unidentified man inside secured areas of the campus around 11 p.m. Nov. 28 and provided a description of the individual, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. When confronted by the custodian, the individual, identified as Isaac Andrew Larson, 23, fled on foot and left the school parking lot in his registered vehicle.
Agenda review: South Lake Planning Commission, El Dorado County Supes, Douglas Commission, and more
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The City of South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission is meeting Thursday Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. City of South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission meetings are held in person at 1901 Lisa Maloff Way. Meetings are live-streamed on Channel 21, City website at http://www.cityofslt.us, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3LYne8Ih-kTPLnnuyJW9SQ/live and via ZOOM at this link.
Alert school custodian who confronts intruder helps deputies apprehend suspected burglar
In an incident that unfolded late on November 28, 2023, the Nevada County Sheriff's Office successfully apprehended Isaac Andrew Larson, a 23-year-old resident of Auburn, CA, for second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Traffic delays after big rig collision leaks diesel on I-80 in Placer County
A big rig is leaking diesel fuel after it was involved in a crash on Interstate 80 in Placer County on Friday morning, Caltrans said. Caltrans said after 10 a.m. that lanes were reduced following the collision near Alta. KCRA 3’s traffic map showed delays in the area. This...
Free tax help available
Volunteer income tax counselors will be available at various locations throughout El Dorado County through April 15. The American Association of Retired Persons, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board provide this service free to middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to seniors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern Sierra receives Rite Aid grant
Big Brothers Big Sisters Northern Sierra received a $10,000 neighborhood grant from Rite Aid Healthy Futures to continue advancing its important mission. Part of its overall Empowering Children signature initiative for Rite Aid Healthy Futures, the grants help nonprofits address the toughest health and wellness challenges kids face today. Big...
Placer County Sheriff's arrest log: Parole violation, burglary, DUI arrest
Editor’s note: Arrest reports are released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Nov. 16. Luis Armando Delgado Vidal, 31, was arrested at 12:10 p.m. on suspicion of an outside misdemeanor warrant in the 11800 block...
Town Crier December events at the Georgetown Library
The Georgetown Library will be closed Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas and Dec. 30 for New Year’s. Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Georgetown Library is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar. Get your gifts from local authors and book signings and artisans including Jacque Brown of Goddess Adornments, Taffy Curtaz of Haven Ridge Alpacas and current and former El Dorado County Poet Laureates Stephen Meadows and Taylor Graham. Enter the quilt and gift basket raffles and enjoy holiday cheer. There will also be the Friends of the Library Christmas book sale.
El Dorado County school evacuated due to bomb threat
(FOX40.COM) — Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs was evacuated on Friday morning due to an emailed bomb threat, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Students have been directed to return home and road closures have been raised along Ponderosa Road at Mineshaft Lane and Meder Raod. Deputies and School Resource Officers have […]