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CEDAPP NewsBlast #453 July 2024

Updated: Jul 14

Local News from the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines

 
 
 

As we approach Independence Day, remember that most areas in the Amador-El Dorado Unit prohibit all fireworks, including “Safe and Sane” fireworks. Fireworks are strictly prohibited in all areas of Alpine and El Dorado counties except for sanctioned public firework show events. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and CAL FIRE will be strictly enforcing this. Thank you for being fire safe in this hot, dry weather.

 



 

The Grand Jury has released its Final Report for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. The Grand Jury represents the public as a watchdog organization over County and special district operations and policies. The Final Report can be found here.

 

FOREBAY COMMUNITY PARK UPDATE

El Dorado County staff conducted a site visit at Forebay Park on May 3rd to provide more specific feedback to NCE (the engineering consultant) regarding the location of park amenities in relation to existing trees on the site. A follow-up site visit was conducted on the 9th to clarify staff’s expectations. 

NCE is currently working on the final design based on that site visit and staff feedback. Once the Conceptual Master Plan is complete, staff will coordinate outreach to the public for any feedback before proceeding with engineering and construction documents. The intent is to release this project for competitive bidding this winter.

 

530/837 Area Codes

The CPUC began the process to introduce a new area code to the 530 area codes, as the supply of available prefixes in the 530 area code region is expected to be depleted by September 2025. Pending approval by the CPUC, the new area code will be introduced on top of the 530 area code region. Read more here.

 

News from Pollock Pines Friends of the Library (PP FOL)

Check out all of the Library's Summer Activities here!

 

Thanks to our great audience who filled the Community Center to see the Wild Things presentation on June 26th. We gained a greater appreciation for the natural world and everyone even had a chance to touch a live alligator!


Don't miss our other exciting events at the Pollock Pines Library coming in July!

 



Sierra Wildlife Rescue

July 10th at 11am at the Library

See these majestic owls, kestrels and hawks up close. Hear stories of their rescue from our very own local Rescue Team. For all ages.




 


UC Davis Bohart Museum

of Entomology

July 17 at 10am at the Library

Presenters will bring a variety of insect specimens in the collection as well as live animals. This program is fascinating and interactive. For all ages.


 

Become a Friend of the Library - only $10 for an individual membership, $20 for family,

$35 for business, or $250 for Lifetime membership. Learn how to join here!  


Read the Pollock Pines FOL 2024 Newsletter here.


REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 12 - 4 pm

 


POLLOCK PINES - CAMINO ROTARY

Hope to see you at a meeting!

Call 530-305-0872 with any questions.

Please visit our website for more information including meeting dates and times.

 

24 Years Running! Community Flea Market July 20.

First Come First Serve Starting at 6AM.

 


Friday Night Fiesta Dinner

at the

Community Center


July 12th

4:30-7PM




 


The return of LOGGING DAYS July 19 & 20. Friday: BBQ dinner and live music 4:30-7pm. Saturday: Logging show sign-ins and Axe practice to start about 8:30am to 9:40am. Show starts at 10am, finishes about 4pm. Logging Event rules will be the same as the Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee and Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree rules.

We are actively recruiting volunteers for this event -

if you can help, contact the Center at 530-647-8005

 

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB OF POLLOCK PINES

1ST ANNUAL PLANT SALE!

1ST ANNUAL PLANT SALE! Logging Days will be at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm. The Dogwood Garden Club will be having a giant plant sale (succulents, lilies, iris, various houseplants), and will also be selling baked goods! All proceeds go to local businesses and non-profits at the end of the year!

 

Mark your calendars for National Night Out coming August 6!

 

Improve your ability to be found by

emergency personnel.

Order your reflective STREET ADDRESS SIGN

from Gold Ridge Forest Fire Safe Council


 

An Update on The Caldor Fire Tribute – All Good News

The panels are at Frostad Atelier Foundry in Sacramento and nearly finished! Thanks to you, we raised the $20,000 to pay for the casting process. I know, that’s a lot. But the casting and finishing process is justifiably costly, and Frostad is one of the best in the business. I am so very grateful to you all! I also received two generous grants – one from PG&E and the other from Sierra Pacific Industries. The Placerville Arts Association in our nonprofit partner on GoFundMe – Caldor Tribute.

And the work goes on – next, I need to tackle the expense of installing the monument on Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines – a major crossroads for travelers and local hub for the Caldor firefighting effort. Please consider donating to help us with the installation and complete this project. I’m also seeking a few volunteers to help with the installation effort – concrete work and a bit of carpentry. Thank you for your continued supportDarby Patterson

 

Volunteers Still Needed!

Here are some examples - check out their websites to see if they might be a fit for you. If not, there are many other possibilities in El Dorado County. Thank you for your support!

 

Pacific Gas & Electric News

Californians can expect cheaper utility bills this summer, PG&E says

PG&E electric rates will decrease by 9% on July 1—a temporary rate change that will help customers save on their bill during the hottest months of the year.  Customers who receive their energy supply through a Community Choice Aggregation program will see a decrease of 7% in PG&E’s rates for delivery service.  Electric rates will temporarily decrease because in June, the company will finish collecting costs for important work completed in 2020 and 2021.  Read more here and here.

 

PG&E Wildfire Safety Webinar for All Customers

Join us on Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30

Join us virtually to hear from Senior Vice President, Aaron Johnson, and other members of our team. You can learn more about what we’re doing to reduce wildfire risk and make our system safer, and ask questions and provide feedback. For more information, visit www.pge.com/webinars. For more information on how you and your family can plan for and stay safe during an emergency, please visit safetyactioncenter.pge.com.

 

Rockin Souls FREE Concert at 50 Grand

Cocktails and music menu in the event room, or come early for dinner in the dining room! You will have a GREAT time.


 

Buy See's Candy Year-Round

The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association (PPCCCA)  offers See’s Candy sales on-line year-round. 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.

Our THANKS for your continued fundraising support for the Community Center.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Feed El Dorado 2023

Food Distribution

at the Community Center


Next date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024,

from 11AM to 1PM



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. Advance reservations are required. See the current menus here

For information call : (530) 621-6160

 

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.

Jul 1

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

Jul 3

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB meeting, check here for details.

Jul 2

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Kind Word Board

Jul 4

4TH OF JULY PARADE: PONY EXPRESS TRAIL - Sponsored by the POLLOCK PINE-CAMINO ROTARY CLUB

Jul 8

PPCCCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting: 6PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jul 9

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Blackout Poetry

Jul 10

SIERRA WILDLIFE RESCUE 11AM at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY

Jul 10

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM-1PM

at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jul 12

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

Jul 12

FIESTA NIGHT DINNER: 4:30 - 7PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jul 16

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Coloring & Iced Tea

Jul 17

BOHART MUSEUM OF ENTOMOLOGY 10AM at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY

Jul 18

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

Jul 19+20

LOGGING DAYS at the COMMUNITY CENTER: BBQ Dinner and live music Friday 4:30-7PM. Saturday: Logging Day sign-ups and practice 8:30-9:40AM. Logging events 10AM-4PM. Includes Vendors & Craft Show.

Jul 20

3rd SATURDAY COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET: 8AM - 3PM at the

Jul 23

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Coloring & Iced Tea

Jul 24

PG&E WILDFIRE SAFETY WEBINAR: 5:30PM, for more information, visit www.pge.com/webinars.

Jul 26

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

Jul 27

ROCKIN SOULS FREE CONCERT AT 50 GRAND RESTAURANT: 5-8PM

Jul 30

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Coloring & Iced Tea

Aug 1

ROTARY CLUB meeting: 8AM at THE SPORTSMAN'S HALL

Aug 5

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

Aug 6

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 5 - 8PM at PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY 

Aug 7

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB meeting, check here for details.

Aug 9

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM-1PM

at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Aug 12

PPCCCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting: 6PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

-->Follow this link to see other Community Meetings & Business Dates of Interest

 

NewsBlast GOALS

CEDAPP is happy to promote our businesses, 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 the second Monday

if falling on a holiday). Meetings are currently held at 6:00pm - please contact cedapp.pollockpines@gmail.com for location, link, or 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 - aka 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.


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