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.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-19-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

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

Drought Over? Depends...on where you live

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

The impacts of California’s historic six-year drought have been devastating, but just how devastating depends on which region of the state you call home.


by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

Residents of unincorporated Sonoma County who worry about the crime and blight associated with marijuana cultivation had their voices heard Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal that would have allowed small-scale grows in any residential rural zones outside city limits.

Supervisors Shirlee Zane, David Rabbitt and James Gore voiced strong support for an outright ban, opposing a county Planning Commission recommendation to allow cottage-sized cultivation on rural residential lots of 2 acres in size or more…

Gilmore has ways to keep your homes safe against common holiday dangers

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 20, 2016 / comments

With the holidays here, homeowners need to be aware of risks that holiday preparations pose on homes. Gilmore Heating, Air, Solar offers advice to  residents on what some of these common holiday hazards are and how to avoid them.

“House fires are very common this time of year,” says Darrin Gilmore, general manager of Gilmore Heating, Air, Solar. “Distracted homeowners can easily overlook certain things because decorating a home for the holidays is fun. Overloading electrical outlets and faulty heating systems pose a great risk for house fires during the holidays.”