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Imitation Handgun Lands Man Behind Bars

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — A man is behind bars for, according to police, waving what looked like a handgun at cars in San Joaquin County. They say 26-year-old Ernest Pickens was waving an airsoft pistol at traffic near Copperopolis and Tulsa Roads.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Former CHP Officer Sentenced in Child Sexual Abuse Case

Former Amador County CHP officer Michael Joslin was sentenced to 19 years in state prison for the rape and sexual abuse of a minor following his guilty pleas to two charges in a plea agreement.


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 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.


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.


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.


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


Put on Your Best Boots and Bling to Support Rescue Horses

RANCHO MURIETA, CA (MPG) - All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc. (AAE) is holding its sixth annual Boots and Bling fundraising event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The public is invited to participate in event festivities, which include BBQ dinner catered by Blackjack Grill, live and silent au


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


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


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


Lots of Opportunities to Visit with the Wagon Train Next Week

The Kit Carson Mountain Men Days of 49 Wagon Train is less than a week away. The wagon train will travel through Amador County beginning on Wednesday, April 24 and ending on Sunday, April 28.


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