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Editorial Calls for Police to Apologize over Claims of Faking a Kidnapping

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 28, 2016 / comments

"Matthew Muller, a bipolar, disbarred attorney with a Harvard education, was arrested for a similar kidnapping attempt in Dublin...At his South Lake Tahoe residence, law enforcement found Quinn's stolen computer and other evidence including a stolen Ford Mustang."

Vallejo police should do the decent thing: They should publicly and unambiguously apologize to a couple they wrongly accused of faking a kidnap.

1897’s Wildflower Train Ride is the way to Celebrate Spring

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 28, 2016 / comments

Event Schedule:
2:30pm Wildflower Video Presentation
3:00pm Wildflower Train Ride

With spring in full bloom, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by Movie Star Locomotive Sierra No. 3.

While the park is open daily, special Wildflower Train rides are available on two Saturday afternoons — April 9 departs from the depot promptly at 3 p.m. April 16 is already sold out.

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-03-27

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 28, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on March 27, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: 2x VANDALISM $10000 OR MORE... |  OBSTRUCT/RESIST EXEC OFF+, bail = $107,000... |  VEHICLE THEFT, POS/ETC F/ARM:PR VIOL OFF, CONSPIRACY:COMMIT+, bail = $180,000... |  VEHICLE THEFT+, bail = $61,000... |   SUMMIT VIEW DR, EL DORADO, A CLUSTER MAILBOX WAS BROKEN INTO.... |  MISSOURI FLAT RD, SUBJECT HAD CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ON HIS PERSON AND A PIECE OF FOUND PROPERTY...

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-03-26

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 27, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on March 26, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: BURGLARY Bail: $100,000... |  VANDALISM Bail: $50,000... |  SOMERSET, OWNER OF TWO DOGS REQUESTED AN INFORMATION REPORT TO DOCUMENT CRUELTY TO HER ANIMALS... |  CAMERON PARK, MALE ATTEMPTED TO OPEN A LOCKED VEHICLE AT A GAS STATION. HE WAS CONTACTED AND ARRESTED...  |  A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE WAS LOCATED AND RECOVERED...

Old Mountain Democrat editor Enters EID race

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 26, 2016 / comments

Former Mountain Democrat editor Michael Raffety Runs for EID Board a Press Release announces.

Placerville resident and retired Mountain Democrat editor Michael Raffety announced March 23 that he will seek election to represent Division 3 on the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors.

The election will be Nov. 8.

Raffety has studied and analyzed EID since 2008 and has toured all the district’s facilities with staff engineers and technical consultants.

Raffety cites five issues he will emphasize:

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