Alterations in brain networks explain why some children are resilient to maltreatment

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 06, 2018 / comments


People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological Psychiatry found additional alterations in people who don't develop symptoms. The study, by researchers at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, suggests that the additional changes may help compensate for the effects of maltreatment.

Death Investigation - 13 year old student

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 06, 2018 / comments

[EDSO Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]
On November 28, 2018, EDSO was called to Guiding Hands School on Windplay Drive in El Dorado Hills. A student at the school became violent and needed to be restrained by school staff, to prevent the injury of staff and students. While restraining the student, he became unresponsive. A teacher began CPR until medical aid arrived. The student was transported to Mercy Folsom in critical condition and later to UC Davis. On November 30, 2018, EDSO was informed that the student had passed away.

El Dorado County Peer Council in Placerville Invites New Student Volunteers

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 06, 2018 / comments

[PR Pond]

(Placerville, CA) - The El Dorado County Peer Council in Placerville is currently inviting new student volunteers to participate in the program. Students in grades 8 to 12 who attend public or private schools in El Dorado County can take an active role in the local juvenile justice system through the youth Peer Council program. Peer Council is a collaborative program of the Probation Department and the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) of El Dorado County. 

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-05-18

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 06, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of DECEMBER 5, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

PV    20181205    RELEASED    32    I
23152(A)/23152(B)    M    DUI ALCOHOL    $20,000.00
14601.2(A)    M    DRIV:SUSP/ETC LIC:DUI:VIO    $7,500.00

PV    20181205    INCUSTODY    36    E

Frank A. Rush, Jr. Sworn in as New City Manager for South Lake

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 05, 2018 / comments

[Chris Fiore, Tahoe Chamber]
South Lake Tahoe, CA- The City of South Lake Tahoe is thrilled to welcome Frank A. Rush, Jr. as its new City Manager today.

Rush comes to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Isle, NC, where he was the town manager for the past 17+ years.