Driver whose car hit tree pronounced dead at scene.

A woman who died Thursday in a collision on Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as Paulette Rickard, 76, of Rancho Murieta.
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An aging Lake Tahoe hotel is being turned into a Hard Rock casino as the Tahoe region tries to breathe new life into an ailing tourism market.
One person died and another was critically injured when their vehicle was rear-ended Thursday afternoon on Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills.
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News photographers packed the courtroom and spectators snapped photos with their cellphones Wednesday as Alix Catherine Tichelman of Folsom faced charges that she injected a Google executive with a lethal heroin overdose on his luxury yacht and then left without summoning help.

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