Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-20-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 21, 2016 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

El Dorado County Announces Special Board Meeting to Consider Accepting a Loan from the USDA for a Public Safety Facility

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 21, 2016 / comments

Placerville, CA – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors announces a special board meeting on December 28, 2016 at 10:00 am to consider accepting a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) totaling $57,140,000 million to build a new public safety facility. The meeting will be held at Building C Hearing Room at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville.

El Dorado County Elected Supervisors to Be Sworn into Office

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 21, 2016 / comments

Placerville, CA - Three (3) El Dorado County Supervisors will be sworn into office Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.

Supervisors taking the oath of office will be: John Hidahl, newly elected to District I, Shiva Frentzen, reelected to District II and Brian Veerkamp, reelected to District III.
A brief ceremony will be held in the Board of Supervisors temporary meeting room at 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury will administer the oath. 

Stay Warm With the Sweater Weather Package at South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

LESLIE HUGHES | Two hotels in South Lake Tahoe have just combined to form the new Hotel Becket, a 167-room boutique property. The hotel gets its name from the becket knot – tying two ropes into one. The name further represents the joining of the two hotels (Park Tahoe Inn and 968 Park Tahoe) into one fabulous property.

In celebration of its grand opening, Hotel Becket is offering a winter getaway with its Sweater Weather Package.

By booking a two-night stay at Hotel Becket, you receive the third night free!

Making a Criminal of a Honors Student, Who Wins?

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

Middle School Girl Gets Suspended for Possessing a Butter Knife by David Rosenthal

The Florida school district maintains a "zero tolerance" policy on weapons—a policy that includes “blunt-bladed table knives."

Who would have thought a butter knife could become the center of a school controversy?

Last month, officials at Silver Trail Middle School near Miami, Florida, suspended an 11-year-old honors student for violating a county policy strictly prohibiting weapons on campus. The girl’s weapon of choice: a butter knife fit for a toddler.