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County CAO Don Ashton Talks Budget

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[Don Ashton, County’s Chief Administrative Officer]

Counties throughout California are at various stages of preparing their Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget.   While each county has unique challenges based on economic and social demographics, many are similar.

Pot is Already Changing Wine Country’s Landscape

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

California wine country could soon have a very different look, feel and smell, as a growing number of wine makers trade their cork barrels for heat lamps and jump on the marijuana gravy train.

As the Sacramento Bee reports, the allure of the green rush has not escaped the state's winemakers. Some are selling their properties to large-scale weed growers; others are trying their hand at marijuana cultivation themselves.

Pasta Dinner Brings Together County Supervisors and Youth Commissioners

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[Dina Gentry]

The El Dorado County Youth Commission met with El Dorado County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, members of EDCOE leadership, and members of the County Board of Supervisors on Monday, May 15. The students held their annual pasta dinner with the dignitaries to share the focus of their work this school year and to get feedback from Supervisors and EDCOE representatives, which jointly sponsor and support the Youth Commission.  

Tahoe Bike Challenge returns for first two weeks of June

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[Nanette Hansel, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition]

The Tahoe Bike Challenge returns from June 1 to 14, bringing back the friendly competition to see who can replace the most car trips with trips by bicycle. Every year for two weeks, instead of driving, hundreds of Tahoe residents and visitors ride their bikes to work, school, and for fun. Participants in the Bike Challenge track their miles and join the friendly competition.

El Dorado County Supervisor Shiva Frentzen Holds Cameron Park Town Hall

by Placerville Newswire / May 21, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen announced she will hold a Town Hall meeting in Cameron Park to provide an update on County issues and a proposed expansion of El Dorado Transit services. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 25th from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at the Cameron Park Community Services District.

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