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Remembering A Hero: 9 Years Ago CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell Murdered

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

Scott RussellOn July 31, 2007, 46 year old California Highway Patrol Officer Douglas Scott Russell was struck and killed while deploying spike strips in an attempt to stop defendant, David Charles Zanon, who was involved in a high speed pursuit on Highway 50.

GRADING THE TWO NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTIONS

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By Dan Dellinger -- As a long-time campaign professional who has won a few races, I look at political conventions from a coach’s perspective rather than a partisan fan enjoying the game from the seats.  Like the World Series and Super Bowl, our national party conventions have become grand spectacles, but how well did they accomplish their real purpose?  Did these conventions achieve the five basic goals?

Shane Golobic wins a wild one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By: Gary Thomas: Placerville, CA (Img: Craig Dillard) Willie Croft’s misfortune on the final corner was certainly Shane Golobic’s gain in what was a wild & crazy 30-lap King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series main event at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening.

Local NIMBY Group has Filed Suit to Stop Future Gas Station Development Plans by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

-- A rendering of the proposed Shingle Springs Village --

The suit contends that El Dorado County fell far short of conducting an adequate environmental review for a two-phase development called Shingle Springs Village by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The first phase is a gas station, car wash and convenience store of about 5,000 square feet at Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive...

How a group in El Dorado County is helping animals in community shelters

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

A group in El Dorado County is helping alleviate animal populations across animal shelters in the region.

By Linda Mumma -- VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: 

>> THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE BLUE CREW. ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE FOOTHILL DOG RESCUE MAKES THE TRIP. 

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