COMMENTARY - The Government Should Change How It Regulates Marijuana

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Paul J. Larkin Jr.]

Federal law has prohibited marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

Whether and how to regulate marijuana use has been in the news again recently. Currently, federal laws classify marijuana as a “Schedule I” (unhelpful and dangerous) drug. This means that physicians cannot prescribe marijuana for therapeutic or recreational purposes.

SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol – and Hundreds of Other Agencies

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Andrew Keatts, PUBLICCEO]

The San Diego Police Department initially told Voice of San Diego it had no control over who can see its massive database that tracks where cars go in the region. But it later conceded that it has broad leeway over who can access the data, and that it has not elected to limit that access. Agencies that can see the data range from Border Patrol to tiny local police departments across the country.

Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors today in SLT

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Sue Novasel, District V Supervisor]

We will be holding the Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors regarding Vacation Home Rentals on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at South Tahoe Middle School. 

At this time, the Board will be looking at eight revisions to the current Ordinance: 

Acorn Creek Trailhead Grand Opening is May 4 at 10am

by Placerville Newswire / May 01, 2018 / comments

[American River Conservancy]

The public is invited to begin using the new Acorn Creek trailhead and trail near Folsom Lake on May 4. A ribbon cutting and trail dedication ceremony is scheduled.

• Friday, May 4 at 10am

• Details and directions at www.ARConservancy.org/events

· Please RSVP to stewardship@ARConservancy.org

Army Providing $1 Million for Invasive Species Control at Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / May 01, 2018 / comments

[Thomas Lotshaw, TRPA]

Stateline, Nevada – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its strong commitment to Lake Tahoe, approving a new agreement with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) that provides $1 million in federal funding to help control, prevent, and monitor harmful aquatic invasive species in the lake.

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