California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crews, along with firefighters from throughout the region, are battling a fast-moving wildland fire that broke out in southern El Dorado County late Friday afternoon and quickly jumped the Cosumnes River into Amador County.

The bitterness, dysfunction and strangeness of a supervisorial special election roil El Dorado County these days. After a politically charged prosecution, four-term Supervisor Ray Nutting was ousted from office over misdemeanor convictions. His wife, is now running for his seat, even as Nutting tries to halt the Sept. 9 special election.
The missing-person fliers for Vernon “Cody” Matthews hang at trailheads, campgrounds and businesses from Placerville to Tahoe.
A Northern California man is accused of stealing a gold nugget valued at $1,900 from an Alaska mine where he was working, according to a story posted online Wednesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Placerville-based El Dorado Savings Bank, which operates 32 branches in California and three in northern Nevada, reported a profit of nearly $2.8 million in the second quarter of this year, a nearly 30 percent spike last year’s net income of $2.17 million.

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