Residential Structure Fire in Pollock Pines

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments

[EDSO Sergeant Tasha Thompson]

On April 28, 2017, at approximately 5:30 am, El Dorado County Fire was dispatched to the 2900 block of North Street in Pollock Pines for a residential structure fire.  As the fire was being extinguished, fire crews located a deceased individual inside the residence.             

Free Student Astronomy Day! – Saturday, April 29

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments

[Dina Gentry]

Members of the community are invited to enjoy the 2nd Annual Student Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 29, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Community Observatory in Placerville. Attendees will see the moon and Jupiter through various telescopes, view galaxies with an infinity camera, see the sun safely through solar scopes, join CSUS Physics Department students in interactive physics experiments, participate in the debut of a Harry Potter Night Sky Tour, enter a kid’s coloring contest, and more! 

Mosquito Awareness Draws Attention to Risks, Prevention

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass]

Mosquito Awareness Week is to raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes pose to our communities. El Dorado County health officials are reminding residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes as warmer weather approaches and to be aware of the serious risks mosquitoes present to their health including West Nile, Saint Louis encephalitis, and potentially dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses.

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

[PRpond. Main image: White House press secretary Sean Spicer]

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.