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California Approves Free Phones, Internet for Foster Youth

Young people in California's foster system will get free cellphones and internet access under a program approved Thursday that supporters say will bridge a digital divide. The California Public Utilities Commission passed the $22 million pilot program that will provide smartphones to more than 30,00


Mayor reveals plans to fund Old Sacramento waterfront revitalization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Mayor Darrell Steinberg is seeking $45 million from Sacramento’s hotel tax fund in order to revitalize the Old Sacramento Waterfront. The money would be put in the Destination Sacramento fund, which will be pitched to city council Tuesday, Steinberg said during an event T


Calaveras Arrest Log—April 14 through April 18

The following are arrests reported for the dates and times indicated. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This information is part of the public record and is presented here as a public service. Calaveras arrest logs are published Tuesdays, and Amador arrest logs


18-Year-Old Placerville Resident Dies In El Dorado County Crash

DIAMOND SPRINGS (CBS13) – An 18-year-old Placerville resident was killed in a crash in El Dorado County on Tuesday night. The incident happened a little after 7:30 p.m. California Highway Patrol’s Placerville division says the young man, identified as Logan Michael Lyman, was speeding on Missouri Fl


Old Sacramento Waterfront to get exciting new attractions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Along the Old Sacramento Waterfront Thursday evening, Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced the exciting new attractions that are planned along the river there.


Placerville Police Department crime log: April 4-17

The following is from Placerville Police Department logs:. Police placed a 52-year-old woman on a mental health evaluation hold. A warrant arrest on Gerle Avenue resulted in additional charges for Julian Miller, 24, after officers reported finding methamphetamine and heroin in his possession.


Sacramento firefighters rescue kitten from car engine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — A kitten that got itself trapped in a car's engine compartment was rescued by Sacramento firefighters and nicknamed "Clutch." Firefighters went to the Arden Fair Mall after getting a report of a kitten stuck in the engine compartment of a Ford Fusion, the Sacramento Fire


The liberal list: Here’s how far left California is moving

California Democrats now enjoy their biggest legislative advantages in decades, with veto-proof majorities in both the Assembly and Senate. Besides a brief stretch from 1995 to 1996 when Republicans had a slim majority in the Assembly, Democrats have had complete control of the Legislature for the l


Gold Rush Writer’s Conference returns to Mokelumne Hill

The small town of Mokelumne Hill will soon be taken over by writers. The Gold Rush Writer’s Conference will return to the Hotel Leger on May 3, marking the 14th year the event has been held in the historic Gold Rush town.


Wagon train winding through Lode

Sixteen horse-drawn covered wagons made their way Wednesday into the Mother Lode town of Ione to kick off the Kit Carson Mountain Men Wagon Train — Days of 49 Celebration. The procession went from Ione to Plymouth on Wednesday and on Thursday travels to Drytown, then through Amador City and Sutter C


New DNA Evidence Could Change Conviction in 1985 El Dorado Hills Murder

EL DORADO COUNTY -- For more than a decade, an El Dorado Hills man has sat behind bars, accused of murdering a family friend. But Ricky Davis could soon be set free. A brutal attack shook a quiet El Dorado Hills street in the summer of 1985. Fifty-four-year-old Jane Hylton was found dead inside of a


18-year-old driver killed on Missouri Flat Road

An 18-year-old Placerville man was killed Tuesday night after his 2002 Toyota traveling at a reportedly high rate of speed on Missouri Flat Road flew through a stop light at Golden Center Drive then crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with two other vehicles, according to the California


Independence Road to be reopened by coming weekend

Calaveras County Public Works crews will begin working to reopen Independence Road east of Glencoe on Thursday and Friday, and hope to have it open for local residents by Saturday, according to Kelly Zahniser, deputy director of operations and maintenance for Public Works.


Placerville driver killed in 3-car collision after speeding through red light, CHP says

A driver died Tuesday in Placerville after he ran a red light and crossed lanes into oncoming traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol. Logan Michael Lyman, 18, of Placerville was driving a 2002 Toyota southbound on Missouri Flat Road at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news releas


Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall From Edge

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor to Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling over the edge of the South Rim, authorities said Tuesday. A 70-year-old woman fell about 200 feet (61 meters) over the rim, the second over-the-edge death this month within the confines of t


Man Pretending to be ICE Agent Puts El Dorado Hills Construction Workers in Handcuffs

EL DORADO HILLS -- According to a sheriff's office news release, victims at an El Dorado Hills construction site reported a robbery saying the suspect identified himself as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.


Earth Day Amador Event to Educate and Inspire Residents This Saturday

“It goes from ‘me, the person, to we, the people’ to find the path and make it happen. I hope this Earth Day Amador is an opportunity for us to see the vision of a livable future and to build bridges with people who may not think like we do, but to find common ground and get to that future together.


Animal Services ‘Friends’ take over new programs, raise funds

As the construction of the Calaveras Humane Society’s (CHS) first-ever shelter comes to a close, the fundraising branch for Calaveras County Animal Services is stepping up to support a myriad of programs at the county-run shelter that CHS once encompassed.


How to report homeless camps in El Dorado County

Who do you call if you see a homeless camp in your neighborhood? That depends on where the homeless camp is located. There are three law enforcement agencies in El Dorado County responsible for enforcing illegal camping regulations.


EDH Crime Watch: April 10-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:. 12:13 a.m. A residential burglary was reported in El Dorado Hills (street not listed). 5:35 p.m. Petty theft was reported on Cartina Way.