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Northern California road trip has plenty to offer

California tourists know big city names such as Sacramento, but a visit to Northern California offers more than one opportunity to enjoy the area. It's a great place for a road trip. Camino, Coloma, Columbia, Jamestown, Placerville, Sonora and Tuolumne County are full of attractions just around the

LA TIMES - 2018-12-17 09:45:17

3 bomb threats cause Placerville courthouse evacuation, road closures

Police departments in several states, including El Dorado County were reporting bomb threats at seemingly random locations Thursday. Threats to various businesses, schools, jewelry stores and attorney’s office were made — mostly via email.

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 19:33:29

Community mourns boy who died after being put in restraints at school

More than 30 people attended a vigil Saturday night for Max Benson, the teen who became unresponsive and died after being put in a prone restraint at an El Dorado Hills school.

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-12-16 10:00:00

Storm expected to bring rough surf, gusty winds to the coast

A storm system is expected to bring gusty winds and a rough surf to the northern California coast on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a “high surf warning” along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County starting at 9 a.m. Sunday that was expected to continue to 9 p.m. Monday, indic

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-16 16:25:02

California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun

A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-17 01:04:39

Don’t worry — there’s still a Thomas leading the city

It’s difficult to imagine, but there was a time about eight years ago when Placerville’s just-retired mayor, Wendy Thomas, did not display the trademark supreme confidence and self-assuredness that has long made her constituents trust that the right person is helping lead the city.

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-14 18:00:56

Police consider charges against Camp Fire cleanup worker who posted 'reprehensible' photos

REDDING, Calif. – Police in California say they will pursue criminal charges against a cleanup worker who posted photos of himself in properties destroyed in a wildfire that some are calling disrespectful.

USA TODAY - 2018-12-16 02:09:00

Placerville Rotary Club presents $100,000 check to Paradise Rotary Club

Placerville Rotary Club President Kurt Raffetto traveled to Chico last week with Rotarians Ron Thompson and Gordon Vicini to present a check to the Paradise Rotary Club for $100,000. Accepting the check on behalf of the Paradise Club was President Brian Grey. More than 90 percent of the Paradise Clu

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 18:00:08

UMHS junior earns his Eagle Scout

After moving up the ranks from a Cub Scout at 7 years old, to boy scout and all that’s in between, 17-year-old Joel Martin of Pleasant Valley has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-12 18:00:25

California ‘Text Tax’ Vote Cancelled Following FCC Ruling

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — Californians can continue to text tax-free. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced on Twitter Friday evening that a January vote on a “text tax” is cancelled.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-15 19:07:44

California commission finds PG&E falsified records for years

(CNN)The California Public Utilities Commission may penalize one of the country's largest utility providers after an investigation found it had been falsifying records for five years.

CNN - 2018-12-15 20:10:18

And the winners are …

This slideshow requires JavaScript. A record number of entries were turned in for the 2018 Mountain Democrat Christmas Coloring Contest. The creativity and use of color enhanced by glitter, colored pencil, pen, candy, cotton balls and crayon impressed the judges, making for a difficult task of selec

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-14 18:00:58

Vigil Held For Autistic Student Who Died After Being Restrained At School

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – Around 30 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of Guiding Hands school in El Dorado Hills, Saturday, to remember the life of Max Benson.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-15 22:37:44

Update: Autistic teen dies after school incident

A Guiding Hands School student died days after a reported violent episode at the El Dorado Hills school during which he had to be restrained, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department reported last week.

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-14 17:56:59

Video shows suspects crash truck into California gas station, steal ATM

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Sheriff's detectives are looking for three men who stole an ATM from a Rancho Cordova gas station early Thursday morning and dramatic surveillance footage reveals how it all played out.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-14 03:03:40

BLM hiring firefighters for upcoming season

The Bureau of Land Management Central California District is accepting applications for 2019 summer seasonal wildland firefighting jobs. There are fire positions available for hotshot, handcrew and engine crew members; heavy equipment operators and dispatcher personnel based in Bakersfield, Bishop,

TAFT MIDWAY DRILLER - 2018-12-13 22:37:00

FDA says it's OK to eat romaine lettuce again – just not from these California counties

It looks like it's OK to indulge in romaine lettuce again – from most everywhere. But if you don't know where the leaves are from, you might want to pass. The strain of E. coli that caused the November romaine lettuce outbreak has been traced to a farm in Santa Maria, California, but other sources a

USA TODAY - 2018-12-13 23:45:00

Northern California lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

SACRAMENTO, — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspape

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-13 16:48:05

7,000 toys to be distributed to El Dorado County residents this weekend

After working to collect toys for more than a month, this weekend the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, who partnered with CHiPS for Kids, will distribute just over 7,000 Christmas gifts to low-income children in El Dorado County. Participating children range between the ages of infant to

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-14 18:00:53

3 bomb scares across county Thursday morning

El Dorado County officers joined police departments nationwide in responding to a series of bomb threat hoaxes Thursday morning, including three threats in El Dorado County. Threats were made across the country, but locations seemingly targeted in El Dorado County included the El Dorado County Super

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-12-13 20:52:51