First Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus This Year

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE) – El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the South Lake Tahoe area of El Dorado County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2017. The bird, a Stellar’s Jay, was found on July 31st.

So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 28 California counties, including neighboring Sacramento and Placer counties. There have been four human cases of the virus reported from Kings, Kern, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

Calaveras Auditor and Sheriff at War over $120,000 in Cannabis Funds

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[California County News] 

Hung Out To Dry....

Under the urgency cannabis ordinance approved last year, cannabis fees in Calaveras County are supposed to be spent on specific items related to enforcement of the program. But on Tuesday, Calaveras County Auditor Controller Rebecca Callen said Sheriff Rick DiBasilio had misspent more than $120,000 of that money, using it instead for criminal investigations, bookings, and other expenses unrelated to the ordinance.

Callen called the revelations embarrassing.

Jerry Mills pled “no contest” to Beating Female Homeowner Unconscious

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Vern Pierson, EDC District Attorney]

New Assistant Principal at Camino Elementary School and Camino Polytechnic Charter School

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments

[Dina Gentry, Communications Director.  Pictured: Deborah Atkins, Assistant Principal, Camino Elementary School & Camino Polytechnic  (A Science and Natural Resources Charter School)]

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-10-17

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of August 10, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department: