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Bill would provide Independent Oversight of Mental Health Services in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 16, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

This week Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Roseville) introduced a bill to assure that the $2 billion allocated each year from Proposition 63 is serving the mental health needs of Californians.

Without Proper Funding, Road Maintenance in El Dorado County at Standstill

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 16, 2017 / comments

[BY DOUG JOHNSON, FOX40]

EL DORADO COUNTY -- All the storms we've seen this winter have left their impact on roads in the foothills. In southern El Dorado County, many are complaining little's being done to repair potholes and mudslides. But the county said the money's just not there.
Roads have potholes, mudslides and even sinkholes. Things are so bad on some southern area roads that they been shut down.

Disaster Declaration Form for Private Parties to Report Losses from Storms

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 15, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

Due to the recent series of storms and the Governor’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the damage, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is making available an Individual Damage Assessment form. 

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 2-14-17

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 15, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of February 14, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

PHIL AVILA JR.
JN1700723    PHIL    SUTHERLAND    AVILA JR.    M
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting Agency
LT    20170214    INCUSTODY    36    SLPD
First 5 Charges    Misd or Felony?    Description    
Bail Amount For Each Charge
647(F)    M    DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL    $500.00

Highway 50 OPEN but Forecasted Heavy Rains Worrisome

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 15, 2017 / comments

Caltrans reported that Highway 50 had reopened from Pollock Pines to Strawberry at 10:30 pm. Tuesday after multiple mudslides had closed in both directions between Pollock Pines and Strawberry in El Dorado County for days.

"Highway 50 will remain 'closed indefinitely' as crews slog their way through clearing three major mudslides across a 12-mile stretch, as well as several smaller, active mudslides" according to Caltrans a few days ago.  

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