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“We have utilized Always Best Care for about 10 months . We wanted the best care possible for my dad. We met Lisa when she was sent to my parents home, and we knew instantly she was a perfect fit. She is outstanding and always takes excellent care of my dad. It is truly a blessing to have her. Thank you Lisa and Always Beat Care for being there when we needed it the most”

Rose F.

“I have worked for Always Best Care since 2022. It is an amazing company with high quality services for seniors.”

Rouzbeh M.

“What a great and mind easing experience. Carrie was very informative and was able to answer all my questions and give us direction on our Dad. I highly recommend Always Best and of course Carrie! Thank you!”

Chad R.

“Always Best care has provided me with a kind, musical and caring person. She does an exceptional job! I am very thankful for her being a part of my daily care. Thank you Irene Dinkins and thank you Always Best Care”

Walter J.

“My caregiver Andrea Salido I believe is one of the best worker they have! Great services.”

William B.

“Fantastic staff and care provider, Tiffany Gardner goes above and beyond, works really hard and a great cook too!!thank you abc and Tiffany!!!”

Angel K.

“A great company and dependable. All the workers are very pleasant and works well. Shelly is my regular person and is a great person to be around. She's very efficient and easy going which is good. I might mention I'm not the easiest person to get along with. Tell her to keep up the good work.”

Dennis C.

“I am a very happy client with Always best care for many years. Don't know what I would do without my caregiver, Kara, she has been with me for about 3years now and she is so wonderful in every way! Joann pope”

Kara H.

“We have been using Always Best Care Senior Services for 4 years for my Mom's in home care. The staff are caring and helpful, and take great care in providing for her needs. Minda Geir has been instrumental in keeping the scheduling department working, despite the changes that are needed when doctors appointments and other changes are needed. It is not an easy job and we appreciate the efforts she takes to communicate with us. Minda has been a gem! I also want to recommend working with Kathee Grgich. She is in a different department at Always Best Care. She is helping us find a future assisted living facility for my Mom as she may want to move this year. Kathee has spent many hours looking for different places and even going with us on tours of these places. Her recommendations have been invaluable, saving us time and giving us incites we would never have known otherwise. This service is provided free of charge, and I cannot express how important Kathee's help has been. Always Best Care provides other valuable senior services, and I would highly recommend considering their services.”

Nina A.

“I work here currently. I LOVE Katie the scheduler. She is always on top of her job and gets things handled.”

Amber K.

“This post is from my brother Charles…I look forward to Alex Isley‘s weekly visits! We are relaxed around each other; he is very willing to help me with many things to make my life easier. He encourages me to go outside for fresh air and activities but reminds me to sit down and rest when I need to. It is a pleasure to have him in my home. Thank you Alex!”

Janet H.

“I highly recommend always best care , I work with them for many years and I’m very pleased with their service , if you or your loved one needs help do not hesitate to reach out to Allways best care”

Miha J.

“Rinah has been very carrying and supportive.”

Lyle S.

“My wife love the way she cleaned but one that sold her on using her was her name Isabel.”

Gary C.

“Tori Burke has been great. She's doing a awesome job helping my mother with all her needs. Tori has a very special personality that makes my mom feel very comfortable. Thank you for sending Tori to us.”

Mary L.

“Nina Thao was my Fathers caregiver and she always went above and beyond. We were so blessed to have such a hard working, empathetic, and dependable person who helped my Father live as comfortably as possible past 100 years old! I would Highly recommend Nina Thao from Always Best Care to help your family when in need. Sincerely, Cynthia Coopee”

Cynthia C.

“I am writing to praise the caregiving and support that Shristi provides to my brother, Sgt Michael Iwanaga for the last year. Shristi is always friendly, has a great attitude, is extremely helpful and always willing to go the “extra mile”. My brother could not be happier with the care and companionship that Shristi has provided to him. He was initially reluctant to have a care giver but since having Shristi’s care and support he does not know how he would be able to do without her. He would be extremely bereft should Shristi no longer be able to provide him with the care. I would also like to commend your administrative staff for their responsiveness, support and positive attitude. We could not be happier with the care that your organization has been able to provide to my brother. In fact, I have referred your organization to my cousin, Lucille Irby for assistance due to the excellent care and responsiveness of your organization. Please feel free to use my name as a reference. With appreciation, Tami Pereira”

Tami P.

“We have been with Always Best Care for 2 years. My dad is 91 and has enjoyed all of the caregivers. Victoria is his favorite. They get along beautifully. They work with the veterans and are somewhat flexible with scheduling. I would recommend Always Best Care for your caregiving needs.”

Mary L.

“Sandra Benton is terrific, kind, professional and takes such good care of us!”

Semmy M.

“Kirsten Hellar has been my care-giver for over 2 years She has always helped me in the shower and drying me off and helping me to get dressed. I feel very comfortable with her taking care of me on mon wed & Friday.”

Kirsten H.

“Jaquay has been a wonderful helper.”

Danelle G.

“I think that Jhanai B. Is great, she is a very pleasant person to be with, she does everything I ask and makes me smile and also helps me up and down, such an amazing company.”

Eilene G.

“Jennifer! Hope you are doing great! John and I are so thankful for all the help from the wonderful team at Always Best Care! We are fortunate to know such talented and compassionate people! Please share our appreciation with everyone!”

Debee G.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Georgetown, CA work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Georgetown, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Georgetown, CA gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

Respite Care Georgetown, CA

During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Georgetown,CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

Latest News in Georgetown, CA

'Unsung heroes' in Georgetown help community during power outage

People have stepped up to help their neighbors do basic tasks. Now, a gas station in Georgetown wants to give back. Infinite Scroll Enabled GET LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERTSThe latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.Your Email AddressPrivacy Notice GEORGETOWN, Calif. —Many communities remain in the dark as power outages in the Sierra conti...

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Many communities remain in the dark as power outages in the Sierra continue.

PG&E says 30,000 people are still without power after days of heavy snowfall and fallen trees. As of Saturday night, there were more than 14,000 people in Nevada County without power. In El Dorado County, 9,200 customers are impacted. And 6,000 people are being impacted in Placer County.

Those who live in Georgetown, located in El Dorado County, are also still dealing with no power and downed trees. But some people in the community have stepped up to help.

Sarah Johnson lives in Georgetown and her home has been without power since Sunday because of the massive winter storm. She is using a generator, but it powers only a few things inside.

"This single light here that helps us to see," Johnson said.

But what is more concerning to Johnson are the downed power lines and fallen trees. Some power lines in town have fallen into the middle of roads. Tree branches have also fallen into the power lines in front of Johnson's home. It's been a stressful few days for her.

"Sleepless nights, a lot of them, because you hear the snow coming down and you're not sure if it's going to be a branch or a tree," Johnson said.


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Others are still stuck in their homes because of the damage. That is why Logan Rush has been using shovels and chainsaws to help those in need, clearing debris from the roads and driving people to get much-needed supplies.

"I've been leaving my house at around 8 [a.m.] and then coming back around 8 [p.m.]," Rush said. "Just all day, running back and forth to the gas station, to the grocery store, just keeping people moving."

And this is not part of Rush's job. He is doing this all out of the goodness of his heart.

"It's just what you have to do up here," Rush said. "If there's people that can't make it, you got to do what you can to help them. It's just really important in this community."

The local gas station, the Georgetown Gas & Go, has set up a donation box for people like Rush, who they are calling "unsung heroes."

"They've been doing endless work around here, cutting trees, getting people out of their driveways, bringing supplies to families," Georgetown Gas & Go employee Meggan Majaika said. "And they're doing it all on their own time, and so we thought we could give back to them."

It is a simple way to say thank you – and it is not going unnoticed.

"It's just been really eye opening how great the community is up here," Rush said.

To people like Johnson, the acts of kindness from Rush and the Georgetown Gas & Go are reminders that there can be light, even in the darkest of times.

"It really, truly gives me hope that there are good people in this world," Johnson said.

Georgetown Gas & Go has also set up a Venmo account where the community can donate money to help those "unsung heroes" get reimbursed for gas and other expenses.

The Divide a community on the move

There are so many new restaurants, businesses and business updates, it was difficult to think of selecting just one to highlight. This article is giving a “shoutout” and a brief description to let the community know what is available, including the long-time community favorites.As a reminder, when businesses get started there are usually kinks to work out. Please be patient and kind. The community members get so excited at new offerings. All of these businesses owners have a dream and that is to serve the community with th...

There are so many new restaurants, businesses and business updates, it was difficult to think of selecting just one to highlight. This article is giving a “shoutout” and a brief description to let the community know what is available, including the long-time community favorites.

As a reminder, when businesses get started there are usually kinks to work out. Please be patient and kind. The community members get so excited at new offerings. All of these businesses owners have a dream and that is to serve the community with the best food and service they can, but they have also taken a chance on the community being kind to them and allowing these new businesses, especially restaurants, the time they need to work out the kinks.

The Annex Bakery, Coffee, Café. Many in the community are aware of Alissa Cimino’s new addition that is located across the way from El Dorado Savings Bank and it will be opening any day. Alissa owns Georgetown Gas & Go. Alissa’s goal with The Annex is to have a place in town where people can use their laptops, meet with friends, have coffee, relax and more. At Gas & Go Alissa also has the Georgetown Bistro, where the staff is coming up with new, affordable treats on a regular basis. There is a variety of burritos, chicken pot pie, breakfast bowls and more! Just walk a block and take your meal to enjoy at The Annex.

Backroads Barn is located at 2915 Church Street in Georgetown. Owner Renee Hargrove specializes in vintage and antique merchandise, architectural salvage, hand-crafted artisan goods for yard and garden and re-purposed items — everything rustic to refined. Renee asks visitors to make an appointment to visit the business. For more information find Backroads Barn on Facebook.

Cool Beerwerks is located at 5020 Ellinghouse Dr., Suite H in Cool. It is a restaurant and brewery specializing in handcrafted beers brewed on site. They serve a variety of food from traditional burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and fish and chips to an udon noodle bowl, poke bowl and a selection of small bites. Call (530) 885-5866 for more information.

Cool Florist recently moved from Highway 49 just around the corner to 1020 Highway 193 in Cool. They still create beautiful arrangements but the new and spacious location has given them more room to display greeting cards and many kinds of gifts and local items. Cool Florist can be reached at (530) 885-2750.

Cool Veterinary Clinic has recently reopened. Dr. Irene’s Black Oak Animal Hospital diligently worked to serve the pets on the Divide, so the reopening of Cool Vet will help relieve some of the pressure. Cool Veterinary Clinic is a small animal veterinary hospital that includes preventative care, surgical services, dentistry services, a wide range of diagnostic capabilities and specialist referrals. They are located at 2966 Highway 49 in Cool. For more information call (530) 686-1949.

Corner Kitchen at 6265 Main St. in Georgetown reopened Aug. 8. The Corner Kitchen had a fire a few months ago and after renovations they are back, better than ever and were greeted by excited community members. Their phone number is (530) 333-1630.

The Divide Restaurant has exciting changes coming for breakfast, lunch and brunch with a new line of mimosas, benedicts and other weekend brunch offerings. The eatery sits at 6037 Front St. in Georgetown. For more information call (530) 333-4840.

The Dollar General store on Highway 49 at Northside Drive in Cool opened in late July. In spite of the controversy, they have gotten some good feedback on Facebook.

Flatlanders by Krave, located at 4916 Marshall Rd. #3, Garden Valley offers weekend brunch and daily breakfast and lunch. They serve a wide variety of items and have received positive reviews on Facebook. Flatlanders by Krave can be reached at (530) 327-9552.

Georgetown Armory, a new coffee house is in the works.

Georgetown Distillery continues to serve one-of-a-kind menu creations. It is a craft distillery in the heart of historic Georgetown, featuring small batch spirits, handcrafted cocktails and creative shareable cuisine. Visit them at 6101 Highway 193. For more information call (530) 334-7000.

The Hay Lady Feed & Gifts is located at 2977 Church St. in Georgetown. They offer pet supplies, farm supplies and fun gift items. The location has been remodeled and has a large area for gift items. It is a great opportunity to save money on gas and buy animal products locally. The owners also want to stay competitive price-wise, so check them out. Their phone number is (530) 933-3230.

Locksmith McGinnis Lock & Key is located across the way from El Dorado Savings on Highway 193 in Georgetown and between The Annex and Country Girl Salon. Patrick McGinnis has been serving the Divide for many years, but now his shop is local! He offers all key services but he would like the community to know if you need vehicle keys he can help at a significant savings over dealerships. Call (530) 333-4466 for more info.

Shandey’s is located on the corner of Harkness and Main Street in Georgetown. The owners worked diligently clearing the land to create a spacious area where they have their food trailer. There are a number of shaded picnic tables and the area is easily accessible by car. They serve an array of breakfast and lunch items such as breakfast burritos, fruit and yogurt, hot sandwiches including grilled cheese, steak sandwich, cold sandwiches and much more, and the popular soft serve ice cream. Call Shandey’s at (530) 409-7240.

Stubby’s Breakfast & BBQ has set up shop where the Chinese restaurant used to be in Cool. They opened at the end of July to rave reviews both for the breakfast and barbecue offerings and the menu shows a large variety for both the breakfast items and barbecue. Find Stubby’s at 1020 Northside Dr. in Cool. For more information call (530) 906-0680.

It is also important to remember those restaurants that have served the Divide for many years.

American River Pizza at 2966 Highway 49 in Cool specializes in lunches and dinners with a salad bar and ample seating. They can be reached at (530) 887-1969.

Buckeye Restaurant at 7460 Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown serves prime rib, steaks, seafood and cocktails. Their phone number is (530) 333-2600.

Chunks of Heaven can be found at 4860 Black Oak Mine Road #2 in Garden Valley. Jaci Sowell continues to serve meal items and baked goods. Check her out for custom cakes, pies, breads, cookies, ice cream, smoothies and so much more.

Cool Coffee & Crumbs, located at 3006 Highway 49 Suite A in Cool, has recently started serving frozen yogurt and boba drinks along with cold sandwiches, panini, wraps, quesadillas, salads, pastries and more. Call (530) 320-2541 for more information.

Georgetown Hotel Restaurant and Saloon on Main Street in Georgetown offers lunch and dinner items and drinks. They can be reached at (530) 333-4428.

Lance’s Place at 3630 Highway 193 in Greenwood has a very popular Taco Tuesday every Tuesday. For more info call (530) 887-1927.

The Local Take & Bake Pizzeria has two locations, one in Garden Valley at 4862 Black Oak Mine Road # 1 and another in Cool at 5020 Ellinghouse Drive Suite F in Cool. They offer take-and-bake pizza as well as balsamic vinegars, infused olive oils, desserts, sandwiches, salads and more. Online ordering is now available. Reach the Garden Valley location at (530) 333-9293 and Cool at (530) 888-1170.

Los Abuelos Taqueria cooks up Mexican cuisine favorites. Their address is 6297 Main St., Georgetown and phone number (530) 334-9000.

Los Establos Mexican Restaurant at 2968 Highway 49 in Cool offers south-of-the-border fare prepared to order. Call (530) 401-4252 for more information.

Red Rooster Burgers & Brew has burgers, fries, shakes, ice cream sundaes, beer, wine, coffee, pastries and more. They are located at 5032 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley. For more info call (530) 333-2400.

At Royal Dragon, 6326 Highway 193 in Georgetown, diners find all their favorite Chinese dishes. Their phone number is (530) 333-2868.

Sierra Mountain Espresso is a drive-through coffee shop at 1087 Highway 193 in Cool. Kathy Kinkade roasts the coffee beans daily. There’s all sorts of drinks and breakfast items too. Call (916) 662-5613 for more information.

Terry’s Pizzeria & Grill at 6274 Highway 193 in Georgetown serves an array of sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza and more, as well as breakfast Friday and Sunday. They can be reached at (530) 333-1213.

California bear caught on camera standing on hind legs, taking apples from backyard

GEORGETOWN, California — A bear spotted in a backyard in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County was shown on camera standing on its hind legs taking fruit from an apple tree, and state wildlife officials said the incident looks to be part of a "feeding frenzy" bears enter in the fall.The video, taken by Ring camera around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 3...

GEORGETOWN, California — A bear spotted in a backyard in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County was shown on camera standing on its hind legs taking fruit from an apple tree, and state wildlife officials said the incident looks to be part of a "feeding frenzy" bears enter in the fall.

The video, taken by Ring camera around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, was filmed in Dayna Hawes' backyard. Hawes, a retired wildlife biologist, sent it to ABC10. She said the camera was originally pointed elsewhere in the yard, but after catching bears on camera the prior two nights, she decided to point the camera at the tree.

Peter Tira, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said fall is when black bears, the only bear species in California, enter a temporary state known as hyperphagia, or a feeding frenzy.

"During hyperphagia, bears consume as much as they can to bring their fat stores to a level where they can prepare for hibernation and survive the quickly approaching winter months," Tira said.

Tira said there are many black bears in El Dorado County, so the appearance and behavior of the bear is not surprising.

"Throughout the year, an adult black bear typically will consume 5,000 calories a day," he said. "In the fall, an adult black bear can consume 20,000 to 24,000 calories a day and can gain multiple pounds per day."

Around 8:30 p.m., the bear walked on its hind legs, climbed up the tree and began shaking the branches in an attempt to knock apples to the ground, Hawes said.

The tree is about 20 feet from Hawes’ house she said. The area is fenced.

“Most people have said, ‘nope, nope, nope’ and that ‘it’s too close for comfort,’” Hawes said. “People think it’s a costume.”

She said what surprises her most about the incident is how many people do not know bears will walk on their hind legs without being trained.

"We recommend that property owners be especially vigilant this time in securing trash and human-sourced food so bears can’t gain access to it," Tira said. "To keep bears from entering backyards or rural properties, property owners should also pick fruit off the ground and trees."

California landowners are sued for $510 million over 'inflated' real-estate prices

(Reuters) - A land purchaser has sued a group of California landowners, claiming they conspired to inflate the price of real estate by hundreds of millions of dollars and overcharged the company in violation of U.S. antitrust law.Flannery Associates LLC, an agricultural land buyer, is seeking more than $510 million in damages against defendants tha...

(Reuters) - A land purchaser has sued a group of California landowners, claiming they conspired to inflate the price of real estate by hundreds of millions of dollars and overcharged the company in violation of U.S. antitrust law.

Flannery Associates LLC, an agricultural land buyer, is seeking more than $510 million in damages against defendants that include Barnes Family Ranch Associates LLC and Kirby Hill Associates LLC over the sale of properties in the Jepson Prairie and Montezuma Hills area of Solano County, California, between San Francisco and Sacramento.

Flannery, represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, claims lost profits from land it did not buy and from overcharges for properties it did purchase.

"If the conspirators had acted independently, they could have each individually negotiated a sale with Flannery and made tens of millions of dollars in profits," Flannery's attorneys said in the complaint. "But the conspirators wanted to make hundreds of millions."

Flannery's attorneys at Skadden did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment on Friday.

Lawyers for the various family land trusts and estates had not yet entered appearances in the lawsuit in Sacramento-based U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

One of the individual defendants, Kirk Beebe, who the complaint said was vice president of co-defendants Barnes Corp, Lambie Corp, and Kirby Corp, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Friday.

Flannery, based in Folsom, California, said it has been purchasing rangeland property in Solano County since 2018 and had invested more than $800 million.

The lawsuit said Flannery has brought or is under contract to buy about 140 properties in the area.

The region hosts energy infrastructure, utility-scale commercial wind farms and environmental conservation projects, the complaint said.

In the lawsuit, Flannery said land it has acquired is used for interstate commerce. The company said various energy and power entities had contracts or proposals to operate on Flannery-owned land in the region.

The lawsuit alleged "the price-fixing conspiracy has resulted in the suppression and elimination of competition, leading to artificially high prices and fewer transactions."

The case is Flannery Associates LLC v. Barnes Family Ranch Associates LLC et al, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, No. 2:23-cv-00927-TLN-AC.

For plaintiffs: Matthew Martino, Michael Menitove, Lance Etcheverry and Abraham Tabaie of Skadden Arps

For defendants: No appearances yet

(Note: This report was updated to correct the damages amount the plaintiffs are seeking.)

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Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is responsible for the funding, planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the County Road System (CRS). The County Road System currently consists of approximately 1083 centerline miles of paved roadway, 76 bridges, a ?multitude of storm drainage systems, and related transportation facilities. The ?two primary priorities of the Department of Transportation are: News and Information ...

The Department of Transportation is responsible for the funding, planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the County Road System (CRS). The County Road System currently consists of approximately 1083 centerline miles of paved roadway, 76 bridges, a ?multitude of storm drainage systems, and related transportation facilities.

The ?two primary priorities of the Department of Transportation are:

News and Information

Rubicon Trail Information - Trail Updates - Current News & Updates

The Rubicon Trail is located in the California High Sierra, due west of Lake Tahoe, approximately 80 miles east of Sacramento, and 35 miles east of Placerville. This world-renowned 4-wheel drive route leads from Georgetown (at California Highway 49) to Lake Tahoe (near Tahoma), a total distance of approximately 22 miles. The trail is a non-maintained County road located in El Dorado and Placer Counties. Parts of the trail pass through the Eldorado National Forest and portions of private lands.

Updates for the Rubicon Trail can be found here.

Current News & Updates - Park News and Updates an be found here. Including Rubicon Trail condition updates.

Road Maintenance/Projects

Roadway and bridge maintenance, snow removal, traffic engineering, traffic signals, signs and markings, traffic counts, brushing, and pavement, curb, gutter and sidewalk repair.

Projects/ Engineering

Transportation projects including capital projects in the West Slope and Tahoe Basin.

Development, Right of Way, and Environmental (DRE)

Reviews improvement plans for new development projects, new commercial and residential proposals and issue encroachment permits for activities and construction with public right-of-way.

Transportation Planning

Reviews transportation impacts of new commercial and residential development through traffic impact studies, maintains the County's Traffic Model, and oversees and implements the Countywide Traffic Impact Fee (TIF) Program.

DOT at Work

Maintenance, storm damage repair, and CIP projects.

Zones of Benefit

County Service Area Zones of Benefit - California Government Code Section 25210 allows for the formation of county service areas in unincorporated areas, providing an alternative method of furnishing additional services and the levy of special taxes or benefit assessments to pay for the services. County service areas do not provide revenue; the zones of benefit provide funding for services.

Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Traffic Advisory Committee was formed in 1965 by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to provide a more efficient and systematic method of determining the necessity of requested traffic control device installations and to investigate and report to the Board on these requests.

Report Road Problems/Issues

(530) 642-4909[email protected]When reporting a problem, please include the location, description of the problem, and telephone number where you can be reached.

*Click here for the Liability Claim Form and information on filing a claim against the County of El Dorado.


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