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Local company launches Xbox game to teach teens safe driving

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The late afternoon sunshine poured into 16-year-old Alex Ferron’s living room Monday, as he sat on the couch playing Xbox. On the TV screen in front of him, a car he was controlling navigated a city street.


El Dorado Community Health Centers to build new facility

El Dorado Community Health Centers has purchased a 12-acre parcel in Placerville off Highway 50 on Missouri Flat Road and plans to build a new community health center serving the Western Slope of El Dorado County.


Philippine Quake Knocks Over Building; At Least 3 Dead

PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said.


Looking for a job? Employer presentations scheduled

The El Dorado County Employment Resource Center is hosting two employer presentation events in Placerville and Cameron Park. During the events, representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will share information about their organization, current job openings and how to apply for jobs. Representatives


CHP Helicopter Locates Stranded Swimmers In American River

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Friday was a busy day for the California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations. A helicopter assisted in locating three swimmers who became stuck on a rock outcropping along the Middle Fork of the American River. Placer County rescue crews managed to get the swimmers


Spring can mean more pesky mosquitoes. Here's how to keep that problem a small one.

HERALD, Calif. — Linda McAllister was standing outside on the patio around 11:00 a.m. Monday when mosquitoes attacked her and her daughter. Now, she's worried the wet spring might mean even more of the pesky bugs.


Luke Walton lawsuit: 5 questions and answers from Kelli Tennant's news conference

LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings Head Coach Luke Walton was accused of sexual assault by former sports reporter Kelli Tennant, in a lawsuit filed Monday. On Tuesday, Tennant held a press conference with her attorneys in Los Angeles about her case.


Gorillas Perfect Their Selfie Style in Photo with Park Ranger

Two gorillas have been snapped apparently mimicking human behavior, in a remarkable selfie with a park ranger who helped rescue them as babies. The photo, taken by a worker at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, swiftly went viral after being shared on Facebook.


Another lopsided victory for Calaveras softball

SUTTER CREEK – Is it time to start the playoffs yet? After 10 Mother Lode League games, the Calaveras High School softball team has shown that it is head and shoulders above the rest of the league.


UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County to Host Plant Sale April 27

The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 12134 Airport Rd in Martell.


El Dorado County 4-H Memorial Scholarship winners announced

This year two local students were awarded the El Dorado County 4-H Memorial Scholarship. This award recognizes and financially assists 4-H members who have demonstrated the highest of achievements in scholarship and active 4-H leadership within the county.


Leaf it to Richard Zito to pretty up a park

This slideshow requires JavaScript. When you see a discarded food wrapper lying on the sidewalk on Main Street, do you pick it up and toss it in the nearest trash can?. “You’re a volunteer, right there,” said Richard Zito, a Placerville resident who knows what goes into being the kind of person who


Is this the year you run the wheelbarrow races?

This slideshow requires JavaScript. For many folks, a wheelbarrow is just an implement needed in the upkeep of property, a necessary “evil” some might say. The El Dorado County Fair staff and board look at a wheelbarrow a little differently. And this year, they are hoping fair attendees will, too. T


California’s Rich Pioneer History Will Be Celebrated May 4 in Coloma

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Before the famed California Gold Rush brought tens of thousands of gold seekers and others to Northern California, there were hundreds of pioneers who paved the way for them to arrive, already having constructed homes and businesses, started farms and even began buildin


Sheets, Booker lift Birmingham over Jackson 10-4

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Gavin Sheets homered and singled, driving in three runs and scoring a pair as the Birmingham Barons beat the Jackson Generals 10-4 on Sunday. Joel Booker doubled and singled twice with two runs for Birmingham.


11th Annual Empty Bowls Fills Bellies of Locals

Hearty, flavorpacked soups filled the bellies and souls of all at the Interfaith Food Bank’s 11th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. The fresh dishes left food for thought, however, of the intention behind the event: a reminder that every handcrafted bowl represents a person right here in Amador County, w


RMA sets lot mowing thrugh June

Re: Vacant Lot mowing and weed abatement of common areas. In an effort to lessen the potential for summer grass fires and to improve the aesthetics of the community, the Rancho Murieta Association’s maintenance department will be mowing the fields throughout the community. Mowing is being done now a


Ladies Bingo Night seeks to raise funds for Sober Grad Night

The Bret Harte High School Grad Night Committee is hosting its third annual Ladies’ Night Out Bingo to raise funds for the 2019 Bret Harte Sober Grad Night, an all-night alcohol- and drug-free graduation party for graduates.


I Art Amador—Music Unites Strangers

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a local fundraiser for the Paradise Unified School District (PUSD). Amidst the beautiful Amador setting off of Ridge Road, the air was filled with Latin and World Jazz that inspired people to give their own money in an effort to help the families and students


Baby Foxes Found In Box On Side Of The Road

AUBURN (CBS13) — Three baby foxes are temporarily resting at the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn. Someone reportedly found the foxes on the side of the road in St. Helena and turned them into the rescue organization.