• Camino man escapes encounter with bear

    Camino man escapes encounter with bear

    By Dave Marquis, KXTV-TV A Camino man charged by a black bear beside his home barely managed to slam a door shut in time to escape. “I’ve seen bear up close, but this is up close I don’t want to get again,” said Bart Emry, as he recalled the early Monday morning encounter next to […]

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  • Bear-trapping interference case appealed

    Bear-trapping interference case appealed

    The 30-day jail sentence for two women involved with tampering with a bear trap in Incline Village is being appealed. Incline Village Justice of the Peace E. Alan Tiras sentenced Cheryl Morrison, 63, of Truckee and her daughter, Season Morrison, 35, of Reno earlier this month to 30 days in jail. They were convicted in […]

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  • Big bucks spent on EDC growth initiatives

    Big bucks spent on EDC growth initiatives

    By Peter Hecht, Sacramento Bee Building and real estate interests, led by the developer of the Serrano El Dorado Hills community, have dumped more than $1million into the campaign to defeat growth control ballot measures in El Dorado County. Parker Development Co., builder of the 4,700-home Serrano community, has donated $866,750 through its affiliates, Serrano […]

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  • Head-on collision sends 2 to hospital

    Head-on collision sends 2 to hospital

    Two people were seriously injured when two vehicles collided on Luther Pass on Sunday. Dustyn Isenberger-Farrell, 27, of Prunedale was headed north on Highway 89 about 11:25am Oct. 26 when his vehicle drifted into the southbound lane for unknown reasons. His Cavalier struck a Chevy Tahoe head-on about 2¼ miles north of the Alpine County […]

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  • Carjacking suspect arrested in Truckee

    Carjacking suspect arrested in Truckee

    Nathan Daniel Jones, 29, of Las Vegas was arrested Oct. 28 in Truckee on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including two counts of attempted carjacking, felony battery, battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of an illegal weapon and possession of a pound of suspected marijuana. A Truckee police officer was flagged down by a citizen […]

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  • App could make government access easier

    App could make government access easier

    By By Alexa Capeloto, Columbia Journalism Review Navigating government bureaucracy is painful, but filing Freedom of Information requests can be downright torturous—for journalists and members of the public alike. Requests might be ignored, bounced around, pegged with impossible price tags, or subject to other machinations while requestors wait (and wait) for a response. Save a […]

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  • Calif. AG: 18.5 mil. residents’ info exposed

    Calif. AG: 18.5 mil. residents’ info exposed

    By Associated Press LAGUNA BEACH — Personal information about more than 18.5 million Californians was hacked, stolen or otherwise exposed last year and as many as one-third of those people will become victims of fraud, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday in a report on data breaches in the nation’s biggest state. Retailers, banks, […]

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  • El Dorado Savings’ profits increase

    El Dorado Savings’ profits increase

    El Dorado Savings Bank’s third quarter profits were 17 percent than a year ago. The Placerville-based bank, which has branches in South Lake Tahoe reported profits this week of $2,704,532. Earnings for the first nine months of  this year total $8,606,106, compared to $6,145,993 in 2013. CEO George L. Cook, Jr. attributes this to strong performance of the […]

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  • Supes delay decision on Meyers plan

    Supes delay decision on Meyers plan

    By Kathryn Reed El Dorado County supervisors are not ready to sign-off on the Meyers Area Plan. Instead, they want the community to weigh in at one more public meeting. The Meyers issue was the main item on board’s agenda during their annual meeting in Lake Tahoe on Oct. 28. It was clear the supervisors, […]

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  • Stateline casinos score in September

    Stateline casinos score in September

    While the state gaming numbers were down in September compared to 2013, in Stateline they were up. The Nevada Gaming Control Board released the figures Oct. 28. The statewide win was $901.7 million last month. This is a decrease of 5.96 percent from last year. At Stateline, the win was $23.8 million, an increase of […]

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