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Evacuations prompted by El Dorado Co grass fire lifted

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

IMAGE: (July 22, 2016) Cal Fire.  Evacuations for people living near a 60-acre grass fire burning in El Dorado County were lifted Friday evening, Cal Fire said.

The blaze broke out sometime before 1:15 p.m. near Storksbill and Hound Hollow roads, south of Pilot Hill.

Forward progress of the grass fire has been stopped. The fire was 60 percent contained as of 6 p.m., Cal Fire said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

No additional details have been released.

 

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-07-22

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on July 22, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: BURGLARY, bail $55,000...|  BATTERY AGAINST PO...|  2x CRPL INJ:SPOUS/COHAB/DATE...|  BATT PO/EMERG PRSNL/ \ PLACERVILLE...|  AN INTOXICATED SUBJECT WAS OBSERVED SPRAWLED OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY ROAD AFTER HE CRASHED ON HIS BICYCLE...

KEY: Common Name
-Booking Number -First Name -Middle Name -Last Name -Sex
-Facility -Date Booked -Status -Age at Booking -Arresting Agency
-First 5 Charges -Bail $

Commentary - Donald Trump’s RNC Speech Was a Terrifying Display of Nightmarish Authoritarianism

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

The GOP presidential nominee had only one solution to every problem: Give him more power.
Peter Suderman | Jul. 22, 2016 8:01 am

Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination was easily the most overt display of authoritarian fear-mongering I can remember seeing in American politics. The entire speech was dark and dystopian, painting America as a dismal, dangerous place beset by violent outsiders. In response to the nation's problems, Trump had only one solution: Donald Trump, the strongman who would take America back, by force if necessary.

Commentary: Environmental demands for water keep expanding

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 22, 2016 / comments

By Justin Fredrickson -- Asked on the Public Policy Institute of California water blog "how much water nature needs," the response of Mike Sweeney, the executive director of the Nature Conservancy's California Chapter, was an attention-getter.

At least it got mine.

"Research," Sweeney said, "shows that taking more than 20 percent of a river's natural flow at any given time can negatively impact the river's function and ecosystem. Today," he continued, "our rivers receive about half of their historic natural flow. Clearly, we have a problem."

Community benefit for the Jackson family of Jackson Power Tools

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 22, 2016 / comments

Jamming for the Jacksons after their devastating fire.

Friday, July 22              1 pm until 9:30 pm

Windwalker Vineyard

7360 Perry Creek Road s Somerset s (530) 620-4054

Gourmet Tacos s Fine Local Wines s Raffle

Dancing s Cake Auction s Silent Auction

A lineup of amazing local musicians …

Rooster Crows s K2 Jam Band s Tamra Godey Cheryl Kent & Hickory Wind James Woodward s Lucy D’ Mot Trio Will Hogan s Little John Chrisley and more!

Event Entry $10, $5 for kids (under 10)

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