Retired EID General Counsel Opines about EID Lawsuit Costs

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 25, 2018 / comments

[Tom Cumpston, Retired EID General Counsel]

El Dorado Irrigation District Director Greg Prada claims that EID’s agricultural water rates violate the law.  Last year, he presented his arguments publicly at an EID Board meeting.   Within weeks after that, his supporter Darwin Throne initiated what’s now become a lawsuit against EID on the very same legal theories.  Coincidence?

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 9-24-18

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 25, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of September 24, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

First Name    Last Name        Sex    
Date Booked    Status        Age
First Charges    Description of First Charges      Bail Amount

Former Lake Tahoe Humane Society director pleads guilty to embezzlement

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2018 / comments

[El Dorado County District Attorney]

Congero, 50, was hired in early 2014 as Executive Director of the Humane Society where she engaged in numerous instances of embezzlement during her employment. Over the span of 3 years, she used Humane Society money for her own purposes including paying for furniture for her home, personal vehicle repair, airline tickets, cell phone coverage, retreat expenses, and other personal expenses. In addition, Congero withdrew cash and made unauthorized purchases with cash back payments.

Grants Announced for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Education

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2018 / comments

[Marcella Fox, Marshall Foundation]

We are pleased to offer the 2018 Community Health Grant Request for Proposal Opportunity!

AREA OF FOCUS -- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Education

A total of $20,000 is available in this round of funding, and applications will be accepted only in the area of focus. We are eager to receive your proposal to help us provide funds for programs that will improve the health of our community. 

Opinion - Congressman McClintock and Veterans

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2018 / comments

[Terry Gherardi]

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank John Poimoroo, Capt. USN, Ret, for his service and second for his recent letter spelling out the real truth about what Congressman McClintock has done for our Veterans. I have seen this first hand with a couple of myVeteran friends.  Not only did the Congressman respond immediately to their requests & needs, but I also see this same response to his constituents, continually, by both the Congressman and his staff.