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.
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.
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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