Latest El Dorado County, California Stories

2009-04-30 08:46:23

Study provides first evidence of connection between Rocky, Sierra Nevada Mountain populations A wolverine first photographed by a remote-controlled camera on the Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 is most closely related to Rocky Mountain populations, according to a team of 10 federal, state and university scientists. Their findings are published in the latest edition of Northwest Science and focus on genetic analysis of hair collected from the first scientifically verified California...

2009-04-30 08:25:00

Two newly published papers provide a deeper look at earthquake vulnerability for the Lake Tahoe region For more than a decade, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been unraveling the history of fault ruptures below the cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe one earthquake at a time. Two new studies by the Scripps research team offer a more comprehensive analysis of earthquake activity in the Lake Tahoe region, which suggest a magnitude-7 earthquake occurs every...

2009-04-29 07:15:00

REEDSPORT, Ore., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- After a highly successful first year, the second season of Oregon boat rentals for water sports fun has begun at Loon Lake Watersports - http://www.loonlakerv.com/oregon-boat-jet-ski-rentals.html. "Demand was so strong last season that Loon Lake Watersports added another pontoon boat and jet ski rental," Jeff Schweiterman, the manager for Loon Lake Watersports, noted. "The boat rentals and jet ski rentals in Oregon were usually booked up every...

2009-03-10 11:17:00

The nation's first travel site to focus exclusively on discount lift tickets expands opportunities for local residents and tourists to hit the slopes in Lake Tahoe SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Liftopia.com, the online resource for skiers and riders to purchase discount lift tickets, announced today new partnerships with several of Lake Tahoe's leading ski resorts including Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Mt. Rose, and Homewood Mountain Resort. The new collaboration will allow...

2009-03-02 19:26:59

Officials overseeing the culinary arts program at California's El Dorado County jail said 36 prisoners have so far completed the cooking classes. The program, which the 158-bed jail and Lake Tahoe Community College have operated since 2007, has resulted in baked goods that won 20 ribbons and one best of show at the El Dorado County Fair, The Sacramento Bee reported Monday. Sheriff's Lt. Randy Peshon, commander of the jail, said the program -- which bears the unofficial motto: So good, it's a...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

Take a hike at El Dorado Nature Center on Saturday. From 7 to 9 p.m. and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a night walk with a naturalist. The cost is $3 per person. The center is at 7550 E. Spring St. Long Beach. For information, call 562-570-1745. (c) 2008 Press-Telegram Long Beach, CA.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 06:00:22

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--El Dorado County became the first jurisdiction to endorse a regional fee program to help fund transportation projects in the Highway 50 corridor. Members of the Board of Supervisors said last week that their support was contingent on the backing of other participants in the Highway 50 Corridor Mobility Partnership and creation of a governing body to oversee the program. The partnership was formed about three years ago to develop a...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--An annual event designed to bring neighborhoods to- gether to fight crime also will allow residents to get better acquainted with local history and community services, all amid a party atmosphere. From Rancho Cordova's Lincoln Village to Camino in El Dorado County, folks will gather Tuesday evening for block parties and communitywide activities celebrating National Night Out. Though crime-fighting is the focus of the nationwide...

2008-07-24 06:00:33

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 24--The panel that oversees distribution of transportation dollars in El Dorado County has agreed to study changing its membership to better represent the county's largest communities. But the commission declined to adopt a formula for divvying up a small pot of discretionary funds that some county representatives argued would allow more money to be directed to population centers like El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park. Commission members...

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By Niesha Lofing, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 21--As the water gets shallower, the boats must go slower. That's the reality at Folsom Lake as dam releases that exceed inflow from the reservoir's water sources draw down lake volume and make cruising on the shrinking surface less safe. State park officials, noting the lake elevation dropping to near 400 feet above sea level, are anticipating having to set a 5 mph speed limit on the man-made lake that, when water is abundant, is a...

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