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CEDAPP NewsBlast #447 Jan 2024

Updated: Jan 10

Local News from the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines

 

The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center is hosting its

29th Non-Alcoholic New Years Eve Celebration & Bingo Extravaganza on Sunday, Dec 31, 2023!


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If you have a favorite table, please make your reservation early! Admission fee includes two six packs for 20 games. Hors D'oeuvres, full dinner with dessert, i.e. cheesecake, and snacks during the evening. There will be party favors, sparkling apple cider at midnight, and of course lots of door prizes! Call Judi Coupar at (530) 417-3235 to make your reservations!

 

A recap of December's great activities and events:

Thank you Pollock Pines for supporting these community events!





Christmas in the Pines/

Trees for Teens


See Dec 2nd event pictures here 


We had a great turnout, even in the rain!







 


Christmas Dinner and Santa's Visit at the Community Center

See Dec 10th event

pictures here 



 



at the Pollock Pines Library

See Dec 13th event pictures & videos here 





 

CVS Clean-up Event

See Dec 3 event pictures here

In partnership with the EDSO HOT Team,

True Value, Kingpin Services, Mtn. Enterprise, CVS, CEDAPP and community volunteers.

(See also the Dec 14 post on the


 

Pollock Pines Friends of the Library (PP FOL)

All are welcome to attend our public FOL meeting

at the Pollock Pines library on Jan 9 at 11AM.

Become a member of FOL - starting at a $10 for an individual membership.

Members of the community can support the library and our programs by shopping our used book sales: fill a standard size bag for $5 during library hours at the Foyer Book Sale.


Watch for our Mega Book Sales at Safeway on the Friday before Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends. You can donate gently used books at the library during open hours.

The Pollock Pines Community Library hours are Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat from noon - 4PM.

 

Caldor Tribute ~ End-of-Year Update

Over the past two years, I’ve been working hard to create a lasting “Thank You” to the firefighters, law enforcement personnel, and volunteers who fought and defeated the Caldor Fire. A five-foot high, two-sided bronze panel featuring four relief images will be erected on a base in front of the historic 50 Grand Restaurant, across from the Pollock Pine Fire Department on Pony Express Trail. The location is central to the regional community and attracts visitors to Tahoe and our many recreation areas. The Tribute will proudly stand for generations to remind people of the power of a raging forest fire and the continued need to care for our natural environment. The bronze process is (justifiably) expensive, and we’re hoping some of you will choose to donate to the tax-deductible Caldor Fund as we close out the year.

A reminder – the Caldor fire destroyed the town of Grizzly Flats and spread until teams of firefighters descended to fight the blaze. It was a hungry and quick spreading fire that then forced the evacuation of 53,000 area residents – my family was among them. Weeks later, the fire was defeated, and we gratefully returned to assess the condition of our homes. I saw heartfelt signs written in paint, markers, and crayons. It was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Then, I thought of how that gratitude would fade with time and weather. I decided then and there to create a permanent tribute to all those who participated in the massive effort to bring that fire down.

Owners of the 50 Grand are donating the space in front of their popular restaurant. With the help of a fellow bronze artist and local resident, we’ve produced all the panels – from sculpting the clay to creating molds and pouring wax images to be delivered to the foundry in Sacramento. Two panels are now in rough bronze, awaiting a beautiful patina. The panels honor firefighters, air support, law enforcement, and volunteers. Within a month, we should have all four panels cast, ready to be finished, and installed at the start of Spring.

I’m asking for your help to complete the Caldor Tribute. The total cost is about $25K. We need $6k more to bring the Caldor Tribute home. If you can donate, you will receive the gratitude of generations and potentially a year-end tax deduction. Thank you for your consideration, your donations, and attention – Darby Patterson

The Mountain Democrat recently published an article about the Caldor Tribute, read it here.

 

POLLOCK PINES - CAMINO ROTARY


Hope to see you there!

Call 530-305-0872 with any questions

 

Spring 2024 Registration Open!


Recruiting players, coaches, team managers, and umpires. More information here & here.






 

Check out Challenger League Baseball for players with special needs.



 
 

PG&E Requests Another Rate Hike


PG&E has requested another rate increase on top of the hike that starts in January. PG&E says this rate increase is for wildlife mitigation and catastrophic events like winter storms.

PG&E is asking the CPUC to approve the increase by the end of January and the rates could go up in March. This would raise the typical customer’s bill by about $14 a month or 7.2 percent. This comes on top of the 12.8 percent rate increase already approved by the CPUC starting January 1.

 

EID Proposed Rate Hikes

for 2024 - 2028


According to the 2023 Proposition 218 notice, the average EID residential (water-only) bill will increase by an average of 12.3% every year for five years. Written protests were due to the EID Board of Directors by December 11, 2023.

 

Please provide comments to Thea Graybill at thea.graybill@edcgov.us or Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C, Placerville, CA 95667.The Public Draft Safety Element Update and more information can be found on the County’s website here.

 

Buy See's Candy Year-Round



The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center offers See’s Candy sales on-line year-round. Our THANKS for your continued fundraising support for the Community Center.

Candy is shipped directly to you, your friends and family out of town, or next door with zero hassle!! Orders of $75.00 or more get free shipping. Order here.

 

STREET ADDRESS SIGNS - Gold Ridge Forest Fire Safe Council

Improve your ability to be found by emergency personnel.

Download the order form ↓

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Download PDF • 501KB
 

The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office (EDSO) urges all of our community to remain vigilant during their normal daily activities and immediately report any suspicious activity to:

El Dorado Sheriff's Non-Emergency Line 24/7

Call (530) 621-6600


EDSO consistently works with the California Office of Emergency Services to ensure

that in a time of crisis proper coordination between the allied agencies at the

local, state, and federal level is met so that our community receives

resources and information to remain safe. Sign up for Emergency Alerts here.

 

Feed El Dorado 2023

Food Distribution

at the Community Center


Next date: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024,

from 11AM to 1PM

Rain Delay - new date:

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024


Volunteers are needed. Please call

Chris Anderson at 209-214-5442

if you are able to help at one

of the monthly distributions.


Download the full schedule here.

 
 

SENIOR NUTRITION LUNCHES

You are invited to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal, Monday through Friday at any of the Senior Dining Centers listed below. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. for the suggested voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal for adults 60 years and older. Monday through Friday at the Community Center

See the current menus here

Advance reservations are required.

For information call : (530) 621-6160

 

Support our POLLOCK PINES BUSINESSES - Click here for online business directory

 

Community Calendar

Date

Event & Location

Tuesdays

BINGO NIGHT: Every Tuesday 6:15-9PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Weekdays

SENIOR NUTRITION LUNCHES: 12-12:30PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER. See the current menus here.

Dec 31

NEW YEARS EVE BINGO EXTRAVAGANZA: at the COMMUNITY CENTER - Doors open at 5PM, appetizers at 5:30PM, Bingo 6:30PM to midnight. Call 530-647-8005 for more information.

Jan 1, 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jan 3

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB meeting, check here for details.

Jan 4

ROTARY CLUB: 8AM at THE SPORTSMAN'S HALL

Jan 8

CEDAPP meeting: 6:00PM -request the location/remote link here

Jan 9

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY (FOL) meeting, 11AM at the PP LIBRARY, the public is welcome!

Jan 12

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM - 1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Jan 18

ROTARY CLUB meeting: 6PM at THE FORESTER PUB AND GRILL

Jan 24

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM - 1PM

at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jan 26

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM-1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Feb 5

Feb 9

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM-1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Feb 14

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM-1PM

at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Check out pollockpines.org with resources for Residents and Visitors,

including live-stream web-cams, plus chain-control and weather information.


 

Newsblast GOALS

CEDAPP is happy to promote our businesses, our members, and friends to our community. If you have something you’d like the community to know about that benefits the people of Pollock Pines, please email the editor. Thanks!

 

CEDAPP meetings are held the first Monday of each month (shifts to second Monday

if falling on a holiday). Meetings are currently held at 6:00pm - please contact cedapp.pollockpines@gmail.com with any questions.


Note: All CEDAPP meetings and events are open to the public. CEDAPP is an all inclusive community organization. The more community folks involved, the more “COMMON UNITY” there is!

 

Join CEDAPP HERE

Membership in CEDAPP is open to all residents, businesses, organizations, and friends of Pollock Pines.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us put on great events!

CEDAPP - Caring Every Day About Pollock Pines

 

CEDAPP is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and its Board of Directors are volunteers

who receive no compensation whatsoever.


or visit us at https://www.cedapp.biz

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