Sam Paredes of Gun Owners of California Guest Speaker at EDC CRA Meeting on May 2nd

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments


Sam Paredes, Executive Director of Gun Owners of California (GOC), will be the guest speaker at the May 2nd meeting of the El Dorado County Unit of the California Republican Assembly (CRA).

Mr. Paredes has been with Gun Owners of California for over 35 years and has served as Executive Director since 1998. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Gun Owners of America and Treasurer of the Gun Owners Foundation. 

Record Pot High - Support For Marijuana Legalization, that is

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments

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Support for the legalization of marijuana has reached a new high, according to the results of a recent CBS News poll.

The poll found that 61 percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, while 33 percent said use of the drug should not be legal.

The percentage supporting marijuana legalization is up by five points from last year and is at the highest level recorded in the poll.

Placerville Kmart to Remain Open amid Major Sell-Off

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments


Sears closing 150 stores, selling Craftsman in attempt to survive.  Sears Holdings last Friday announced it will closed 142 store and has increased its cost savings target from $1 billion to $1.25 billion. 

The company plans to close 92 underperforming pharmacy operations in certain Kmart stores and 50 Sears Auto Center locations. 

It completed its earlier announced closures of 150 non-profitable stores, comprised of 108 Kmart and 42 Sears locations. 

Barton Health's Ladies' Morning Out this Saturday!

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments

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Melinda Choy will be sharing tips at Barton Health's Ladies' Morning Out this Saturday about ways to find balance in life!  The event is free and all women are encouraged to attend.

Column by Melinda Choy, LAc:

The Balancing Act
By, Melinda Choy, LAc

EDUHSD's Employees of the Year 2016/17

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2017 / comments


El Dorado Union High School District recognizes exemplary classified school employees who best represent all of EDUHSD’s classified staff and symbolize the profession ‘s contributions and commitment to quality education.

The following is a list of the EDUHSD's school site and department 2016/17 classified employees of the year who were honored at the April 25, 201 7 Board of Trustees meeting:

Amy George, Accounting Specialist, PHS

Jim Tomaino, Campus Monitor, ORHS