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UPDATE 7:55 p.m.:

Current satellite map of the fire:

http://www.geomac.gov/viewer/viewer.shtml



UPDATE 7:45 p.m.:

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What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!... Read More

More than 200 homes evacuated in El Dorado-Amador county wildfire


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A fast-moving wildfire at the El Dorado-Amador county line has burned at least two structures and prompted the evacuation of homes along Highway 49 Friday.

The Sand Fire threatened 250 homes, forcing mandatory evacuations of Sand Ridge Road from Hwy. 49 to Ladies Valley Road, Cal Fire said. Reverse 911 calls were made to residents; evacuees were directed to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Photos from Sky10 showed at least one home was consumed by flames. Cal Fire spokesperson Lynne Tolmachoff said the number of structures burned is expected to rise.

Veggies on the Grill

Veggies on the Grill

Megan Myers


Learn to Cook: Grilled Summer Vegetables

Meat gets all the glory when it comes to the grill, but vegetables are just as delicious when cooked over a fire. The results are so versatile you’ll be wondering why you weren’t grilling everything.

Top Tips... Read More

  • Brush veggies lightly with canola oil to prevent sticking to the grill grates. You can also use special grill baskets or create packets out of foil for easy cleanup.
  • Resist the temptation to peel veggies before grilling. You’ll enjoy more smoky flavor and nutrients with the peel on.
  • When grilling corn, leaving the husk on can help keep the kernels from drying out.
  • Par-boil veggies like broccoli, carrots and potatoes to shorten grilling time and ensure a completely tender veg.

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Police: Placerville woman missing


UPDATE: Placerville police safely located Loretta Crawford this morning.


Earlier story:

There was concern for the welfare of a missing Placerville woman who hasn't been seen since Tuesday.

Loretta "Lisa" Crawford, 45, has numerous medical conditions and doesn't have her medications with her, according to the Placerville Police Department.

Crawford was described as white, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 260 pounds. She has blond/brown hair and hazel eyes.

The last sighting of Crawford was near Clay Street in town, police said. She was wearing a light-colored shirt with a pink flower pattern and gray pants.

If you see Crawford, please contact the Placerville Police Department at (530)642-5280.


New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

New Calistoga Event Brings Community Together with Delectable Harvest Cuisine

The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first-ever Harvest Table event. Fifteen local restaurants will bring their tables together in the center of downtown Calistoga for a one-of-a-kind experience to celebrate the plentiful harvest season. Visitors and locals alike are invited to dine in the midst of the breathtaking city on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Tickets are limited and prices range between $50 and $150 per person for the best cuisine Calistoga has to offer.

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

2014 Weekly Challenge #29: A Salad A Day

Summer is the perfect time for salads. The veggies and fruit are so tasty and fresh, and it is usually just too darn hot to heat up the kitchen.

One of our very own Mamas, Kim Box, has written a cook book all about the beauty of the salad. Here's a little bit about her: