Political Dog Fighting in Sacramento Takes a Break for Abused Dog's Benefit

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

It's the rare issue that brings together Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento, but it seems that one thing no one likes, regardless of their political party, is animal abuse. 

Assemblymen Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and Brian Maienschein, R-San Diego, are pursuing a bill this session that would change the definition of "vicious dog" to allow for more canines rescued from abusive situations to be rehabilitated. 

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Crime Mapping Feature

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

Crime Mapping Program via: El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office would like to highlight a very informative and useful feature on our website, our Crime Mapping feature operated thorugh CrimeReports™.  While this feature has been on our website for several years, we feel it is a great resource for our citizens, and we want to remind you about how to utilize it.

Food Bank Hosts Free Food Distribution in South Lake Tahoe & Alpine County Today

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in South Lake Tahoe to host a mobile food pantry distribution on February 24th from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it.

Today's Schedule: February 24th, 2016 - South Lake Tahoe / Alpine County

Time: 10am – 11am
SLT American Legion Hall
2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150    


by Placerville Newswire / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on Feb 23, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: FALSE IMPRISONMENT... |  EXHIBIT FIREARM, Age = 19, Bail = $10,000 [person who, except in self-defense, in the presence of any other person, draws or exhibits any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, in a rude, angry, or threatening manner, or who in any manner, unlawfully uses a firearm in any fight or quarrel]... |  POSS DL/ID TO CMMT FORGRY... |  DUI:ALCOHOL/DRUGS:BAC OVER .15 & 2 PRIOR CONV., bail = $20,000... |  VICIOUS DOG SHOT BY NEIGHBOR... |  MINOR POSS MARIJ SCH \ PONDEROSA...

California Republican Party Shrinks as Unaffiliated Voters Grow

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 23, 2016 / comments

The California Republican party shrunk by about 400,000 registered voters, or 8 percent, during the last four years, even as the number of Democrats stayed flat and unaffiliated voters grew, according to figures released Monday by the California Secretary of State.

About 4.76 million California voters are registered as Republicans, down from 5.17 million at this point in 2012. Republicans now make up about 27.6 percent of voters, down from 30.4 percent four years prior. No county in the state has a majority of voters registered as Republicans.