Historic Joint Jurisdiction Court Celebrates First Year

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2016 / comments

[Hon. Suzanne N. Kingsbury, Tribal Chairman Nicholas Fonseca and Hon. Christine Williams] On Wednesday, April 27, the Shingle Springs Family Wellness Court celebrated its first year of operation. The historic court enables state judges of El Dorado County to preside in Shingle Springs Tribal Court and the chief judge of the Shingle Springs Tribal Court to preside as a judge pro tem over state court matters.

County Computer Network Down this Saturday

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2016 / comments

El Dorado County Information Technologies Will Be Performing Extensive Data Center Maintenance on Saturday, April 30, 2016

The IT Department will be performing extensive data center maintenance and equipment moves on the evening of Saturday, April 30, from 5:00 pm until approximately midnight.

During this period, IT services may be interrupted for up to several hours; including our public website.

The IT Department will work to reduce the duration of the outage, but all services should be restored no later than midnight on Saturday, April 30.



by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on April 27, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: KIDNAPPING, OBSTRUCT/ETC PUB OFCR/ETC, ILL POSS ASSAULT WPN, bail = $303,000 [RESPONDED TO ALPINE COUNTY AS A RESULT OF A KIDNAPPING REPORT]... |  PLEASANT VALLEY, SUSPECT(S) SHOT CATTLE... |  SE ACC ACOUNT INFO NO OK, bail = $70,000... |  ROBBERY, bail = $125,000... |  SUSPECT CASHED TWO FRAUDULENT CHECKS... 

Calaveras County Planners Consider Sending Cannabis Ordinance to Supervisors

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2016 / comments

[By Terry Grillo]  The Calaveras County Planning Commission on Thursday will consider whether to urge the board of supervisors to either ban commercial marijuana production or at least put a moratorium on new farms.

Planning Commissioner Kelly Wooster drafted a proposed ordinance similar to the one that supervisors rejected on April 12. It would put a moratorium on new marijuana farms and set temporary zoning standards for the existing farms...

The commission will consider the two proposals when it meets at 9 a.m. Thursday...

Opinion -- In Decisive California Primary, Ted Cruz Is In Control

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2016 / comments

As we head into the July 18, 2016, Republican National Convention Cleveland, Ohio, it is good to look into the 1936 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland Ohio, for historical context and insights. 

The 1936 Republican National Convention nominated Governor Alfred Landon of Kansas for President. The convention supported many New Deal programs, including Social Security.  Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected. In terms of electoral votes, it was the most lopsided presidential election in the history of the United States.