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Use Police App to Inventory your Valuables

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 18, 2017 / comments

[Placerville Police Department]

Did you know that our PPD APP is great for inventory of your valuables?

Countless items of property are recovered yearly and difficult to return to the owner. Use our APP TODAY to document serial numbers, descriptions, and photograph your valuables. Email the list to your personal email account.

In case you are a victim of theft, you will be prepared to present this to your law enforcement agency. 

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-17-17

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 18, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of August 17, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

LT    20170817    RELEASED    25    SLPD
166(A)(4)    M    CONTEMPT:DISOBEY CRT ORDR    $2,000.00

Self-Serve Draft Beer in South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 18, 2017 / comments


Lovers of Lake Tahoe, craft beer and the latest technology have a new go-to brewery for their craft beer adventures. Lake Tahoe AleWorX, South Lake Tahoe's newest gastrobrewery, is adding a high-tech touch to the craft beer experience with self-serve draft beer system, iPourIt, allowing adventurous customers to pour beer themselves.

With the iPourIt self-serve beverage dispense technology, customers create their own tasting experience by pouring their own samples and pints. No server, no wait time, no risk of getting stuck with the wrong pint.

Berkeley Grad`Student Develops Software to Link Bitcoins to Sex Ads

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 18, 2017 / comments

[Brett Israel, Media relations, Berkeley News]

A UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate has developed the first automated techniques to identify adult ads tied to human trafficking rings by linking the ads to public information from Bitcoin — the primary payment method for online sex ads.  The study is a first step toward developing a suite of freely available tools to help police and non-profit institutions use Bitcoin data to identify victims of sexual exploitation online.

Building a Sense of Safety and Care with Trauma-Informed Teaching

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 17, 2017 / comments

[Katrina Schwartz, first published June 6, 2016]

Third grade teacher Anita Parameswaran is no stranger to students who have experienced trauma. She has taught kids who have experienced the effects of abuse, neglect and divorce. She had one student experience a huge setback when he learned his father was arrested and sent to jail. The student then became violent, throwing things, and hurting other students, according to Parameswaran.