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.

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.