Placerville

PG&E fire safety concerns shut power to 49,000

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down its power to 49,000 customers in the Placerville-Shingle Springs area on Monday afternoon. PG&E “de-energized” lines to th ...

Reader Input: Death of talented man deeply felt

I am writing with respect to the Auburn Journal article reporting on the apparent murder of Auburn resident Matt Steele in Placerville yesterday (“Auburn man dead after stabb ...

Local senior learned lesson of giving back early

Great, great granddaughter of a Placerville hanging judge, Paula Leahy is no stranger to the area. Her family goes back to the vigilante days in Placerville where her mother was th ...

Compare two candidates side by side

I was disappointed to learn that our Congressman, Tom McClintock, declined to participate in a candidates? forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and scheduled on Wednesday, ...

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. ...

Fossum co-wrote ‘The Book’ on kickboxing lowdown

The karate thing all started for Steve Fossum when he got in a shoving match at school at age 15. He wasn’t beat up but he felt bad that he had cried. “I remember thinking to m ...

Marinoble's fighter Griffin wins MMA welterweight pro belt

PLACERVILLE - Max Griffin waited three hours before it was his turn to step into the cage Saturday night and took just 52 seconds to win his first professional mixed martial arts c ...

Thank you to pooch rescuers

Saturday while attending my granddaughter’s soccer game, my 3-month-old puppy escaped from my son’s backyard. For several hours we frantically searched for her and were ready t ...

Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo returns to the El Dorado Fairgrounds

After a big turn out last year and much praise, it looks like the Gateway to the Sierra Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo at the El Dorado Fairgrounds is turning into an annual fall tra ...

Hersh, Schulz to marry Aug. 20

Rachel Leigh Hersh of Auburn and David Jeremy Schulz of Walnut Creek have announced their plans to marry on Aug. 20, 2011 at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville. The prospective ...