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FAA Compromise Bill Drops Key Drone Privacy Provisions

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

The provisions would put checks on the collection of personal data by drone operators, including the government  A Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that was passed by the Senate on Wednesday excludes key privacy provisions, including a requirement that commercial and government users of drones disclose whether they collect personally identifiable information.

By John Ribeiro — Bangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service | Jul 14, 2016 4:03 AM PT

Could California’s New Gun Control Laws be Shot Down by Voters?

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

Proponent faces an uphill battle to qualify for November ballot.  Referendums could spill over to 2018 election.

BY TARYN LUNA, JULY 15, 2016 6:16 PM -- Referendums were filed late Friday to overturn a sweeping package of gun control bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, possibly stalling the laws until voters weigh in.

Bill George EID Fundraising Event

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

You Are Cordially Invited To Attend The Fundraising Reception To Help Re-Elect BILL GEORGE TO THE EID BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MADRONA WINERY Tuesday, July 19th • 5:30 

Zoo Releases Endangered Frogs into Wild Habitat in El Dorado County Lakes 

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

By Daniel Montes, July 15, 2016 7:56 pm -- Dozens of rare frogs raised by staff at the San Francisco Zoo were released into their wild habitat Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort by the zoo to help restore the endangered species.

Led by a team of biologists, scientists and conservationists from the zoo, the group released 62 mountain yellow legged frogs into the Desolation Wilderness, a federally protected wilderness area in El Dorado County, according to the zoo.

Hiking the Western States Trail After the Trailhead Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 16, 2016 / comments

A historic path: Easy day hike on piece of the Western States Trail
Hiking the WST after the Trailhead fire
According to state park officials 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile of the historic trail is within the fire boundary from Ford’s Bar to Peachstone. It is unclear how the damage may affect the upcoming Tevis Cup Ride.

Reports are coming in daily now that roads are slowly reopening and Tevis trail crews can get a look.