GRADING THE TWO NATIONAL PARTY CONVENTIONS

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By Dan Dellinger -- As a long-time campaign professional who has won a few races, I look at political conventions from a coach’s perspective rather than a partisan fan enjoying the game from the seats.  Like the World Series and Super Bowl, our national party conventions have become grand spectacles, but how well did they accomplish their real purpose?  Did these conventions achieve the five basic goals?

Shane Golobic wins a wild one with the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday at the Placerville Speedway

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By: Gary Thomas: Placerville, CA (Img: Craig Dillard) Willie Croft’s misfortune on the final corner was certainly Shane Golobic’s gain in what was a wild & crazy 30-lap King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series main event at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening.

Local NIMBY Group has Filed Suit to Stop Future Gas Station Development Plans by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

-- A rendering of the proposed Shingle Springs Village --

The suit contends that El Dorado County fell far short of conducting an adequate environmental review for a two-phase development called Shingle Springs Village by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The first phase is a gas station, car wash and convenience store of about 5,000 square feet at Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive...

How a group in El Dorado County is helping animals in community shelters

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

A group in El Dorado County is helping alleviate animal populations across animal shelters in the region.

By Linda Mumma -- VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: 

>> THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE BLUE CREW. ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WITH THE FOOTHILL DOG RESCUE MAKES THE TRIP. 

Newly Released Information About Stolen Guns Could Help Solve Murder Cold-Case

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By Jennifer McGraw -- EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The District Attorney’s Office released never-before-seen information about items stolen from a murder scene 30 years ago and are asking gun owners to check their collection.

A shotgun, rifles and several pieces of jewelry on June 2, 1986. Deputies said that day Halley Wing was gunned down interrupting an apparent burglary at his son’s ranch in Rescue. His wife, Bernice, watched through binoculars as one of those suspects opened fire.

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