El Dorado County

Alerts for cellphones ready for El Dorado fire season

Summer is on its way, and El Dorado County is making it easier for residents to learn if a wildfire is threatening their home or neighborhood. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s ...

Reader Input: Show responsibility out on the trails

Thanks for allowing the community to vocalize their opinions in your newspaper. I have been a longtime community-involved cyclist with dirt, road and resort-type riding. I was invo ...

Search continues near Foresthill for missing Modesto man

FORESTHILL — Search crews set out amid the rain and snow Monday and continued to look for Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, who vanished a day earlier while running with a group o ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

Death penalty backers now urge its end

Judge (Donald) McCartin of the Orange County Superior Court sentenced nine California men to death. He firmly believed in the death penalty and did everything he could to assure er ...

Placer unemployment at 9.6 percent in July

On Monday while many people enjoyed a day of relaxation, Bryan McCallister bustled around behind the bar and in the kitchen of Little Belgium Deli. Little Belgium Deli was open on ...

Gunshot victim was set to serve

A 25-year-old Army Reservist lost his life at an El Dorado County lake while on a weekend camping trip Randall Gene Center II, of Colfax, was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound. ...

Man arrested in string of burglaries

EL DORADO HILLS — A vehicle stop led to the arrest of a suspected burglar and a cache of property reportedly stolen from Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Jason Earl R ...

Rocklin man who allegedly killed three in Salmon Falls Road crash set for trial

A man whose last known address was in Rocklin is expected to begin a trial in October for the alleged killing of his three passengers in an accident in November 2009 on Salmon Fall ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

Mobile veterinarian brings clinic to clients

Every work day Ariel Menninger climbs into her truck and starts out on a day that will take her 150 or 175 miles round-trip from her home in Auburn. Menninger is a large animal ve ...

Alleged Auburn home burglars could be facing charges

Two men who allegedly stole thousands of dollars in Auburn residents’ property could be facing Placer County charges. Eric Dasher, 24, of Sacramento, and Harrison Harden, 21, wh ...

Jim Ruffalo: Gaines’ shot at two offices could cost us

Wringing out the notebook while professing gratitude over the abundance of the recent rainfall. My parched lawn needed it. One thing that — at least in my humble opinion — cou ...

Tired of ‘they won’t hurt you’

Every day there are interactions with dogs. Some are benign and some are fatal. I live in El Dorado County where signs are posted, “Dogs worrying cattle may be shot.” People ...

High taxes not real problem

(Congressman Tom) McClintock said at his town hall meeting that 70 percent of the voters believed taxes were too high. How did he come up with that statement? McClintock’s survey ...