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Local Government Has Changed So Much That the Historic Brown Act Is Silencing Us, Not Protecting Us

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 26, 2017 / comments

[Joe Mathews] 

The Ralph M. Brown Act, first approved in 1953, is celebrated for its supposed guarantees that we citizens have a voice in the decisions of all our local governments.

But today, it is little more than a gag rule.

Over the past six decades, the Brown Act—famous for its guarantee of a 72-hour notice for public meetings—has become a civic Frankenstein, threatening the very public participation it was intended to protect.

2nd annual Dual on Dynamite fundraiser for Sierra-at-Tahoe Avalanche Dogs

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 26, 2017 / comments


Kenny Curtzwiler, the Lake Tahoe SkiBum, has organized the 2nd annual Dual on Dynamite bump race to be held at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Sunday, April 2 as a fundraiser for the resort's Avalanche Dogs.

This event will also be the used as the inaugural "Remember Zach 'Zach-Mac' McAllister" event.

A South Lake Tahoe native, McAllister died unexpectedly in November, 2016 at the age of 26. The 2008 South Tahoe High graduate was a firefighter-paramedic at Northstar Fire Department for four years and a ski patroller at Sierra-at-Tahoe for eight years.

Solano and El Dorado County DA's vie over Prosecuting Kidnapper-Rapist Matthew Muller

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 25, 2017 / comments


In a brighter turn in the life of 2015 kidnapping victim Denise Huskins, she and boyfriend Aaron Quinn got engaged on Saturday — news which was posted to Facebook along with photos of them with family and friends on a trip to a winery.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 3-24-17

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 25, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of March 24, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

The Mountain Coaster In Tahoe That Will Take You On A Ride Of A Lifetime

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2017 / comments

[Jill Sanford. Born and raised in a small Northern California town, Jill still lives in the Sierra Nevada region and loves writing about her favorite place on earth.​]

The only thing better than a roller coaster ride is a roller coaster that takes you through the jaw dropping beauty of the Sierra Nevada. Imagine zooming along through the fresh mountain air with views of Lake Tahoe and other natural scenery. Heavenly Resort’s alpine coaster, the Ridge Roller, allows you to do all this and more.