CDPH Launches Newborn Screening for ALD 

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced its Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) will now screen babies for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a progressive neurological disease found in about 1 in 20,000 newborn boys. 

“This new screening program will save children’s lives,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “Early diagnosis and treatment can halt the progression of the life-threatening form of the disease, which will have a profound impact on California families.” 

Smoke and Reggae at Dry Diggings Festival in Placerville

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 24, 2016 / comments

BY PAUL PIAZZA -- The only thing better than the temperatures at the 2nd Annual Dry Diggings Festival were the omnipresent good vibes shared between festivalgoers and the musicians. The event, held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on September 2-3, 2016, drew a large, peaceful contingent of roots-reggae lovers who were treated to absolutely gorgeous California weather and a stellar lineup of top bands from the fast-growing genre.

El Dorado Hills Woman Pleads Guilty in Bogus Tax Refund Scheme Involving More Than $1.8 Million in Illegitimate Refunds

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 23, 2016 / comments

[US Department of Justice] — Sherry Taggart, 56, of El Dorado Hills, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Daily News Digest - Sept 22 2016

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 23, 2016 / comments

Driver Dan and the Overland Stage Crew Need Your Assistance!  | In EDC
By Richard Downey -- On Sunday night we did the Gold Panning ceremonies. One of our drivers, Dan, had his dog "Spot" along for the ride.  When the fireworks… If you see her, please give us a yell!

AM Alert: Police Chiefs Oppose Proposition 63

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 23, 2016 / comments

[SacBee] One might expect police chiefs to support a measure aimed at strengthening gun control laws. Not this year.

The California Police Chiefs Association will announce its opposition today to Proposition 63, a ballot measure championed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.