Commentary - Can California be saved? Should it?

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2017 / comments

[Frank Stephens]

In less than 50 years, Democrats and Republicans ruined my state and turned it into Greece.

Democrats over-taxed it, over-regulated it and bankrupted it. They strangled its vibrant economy, destroyed its education system and let its infrastructure crumble.

Republicans caved in to Democrat demands for a bowl of porridge, i.e., Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres, was bought off for $400,000 to cast a 'yes' vote for the 12% increase in the state's gas tax, the first increase in 23 years, plus a 20 cent increase in diesel.

Resident of El Dorado Hills is First in her Family to Become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2017 / comments


Niloufar Akhavan sat inside the crowded Folsom Public Library on Saturday morning waiting to raise her hand and say the words that would finally make her an American citizen. For the 21-year-old Iranian immigrant, a biology major at UC Davis, it was the end of a road paved before her birth.

Pilot Wife Talks Reason about United Flight 3411

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2017 / comments


If there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story.

On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 4-11-17

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2017 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of April 10, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

Governor Lifts Drought Emergency, Restrictions Remain

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 12, 2017 / comments

[Jesse Saich, PIO EID]

Placerville, Calif. — On Friday, April 7, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order lifting the drought emergency that has been in effect since 2014. Only Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties remain under drought emergency conditions.

Record precipitation this water year and increased levels of water conservation were cited by the governor in his decision to lift the drought emergency.