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EDC's newest judge comes from Public Defender's Office

[Lake Tahoe News]

He is based in the South Lake Tahoe office. 

He was a sole practitioner from 1990 to 1997. 

“On behalf of the El Dorado Superior Court, I am delighted to hear that Gov. (Jerry) Brown has appointed Assistant Public Defender Mark Ralphs to our bench. 

He is a longtime resident of our county who has raised ...

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SLT Parks & Recreation Commission opposes events on local fields

[South Tahoe Now]

With the March 6 South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting set to address the annual music festival SnowGlobe, the Parks & Recreation Commission held a special meeting to decide what their stance would be on the festival being held on the Community Playfields.

The new playfields have never had a soccer or football game played on them, but they are in need of a lot of repair after SnowGlobe unpacked and left after their Dec. 29-31 event.

Commissioners reminded the public that they weren't there to approve or disapprove of SnowGlobe, but there were there to look at the effect of special events on ...

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Former EDC Emergency response sup takes OES Directorship in Calaveras

[Calaveras Enterprise]

Michelle Patterson is the new Office of Emergency Services director for Calaveras County, the county announced Feb. 15. ...

Prior to accepting the job with the county, Patterson was employed with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency as an emergency preparedness and response supervisor. There, she coordinated emergency response, preparedness and training. She has a Master's of Public Health ...

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South Lake Tahoe begins drafting cannabis ordinance despite disagreement

[Claire Cudahym Tahoe Daily Tribune]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Drafting of the ordinance governing cannabis in South Lake Tahoe is underway despite some inter-council disagreement on certain aspects of the code. At a Feb. 20 public workshop, South Lake Tahoe City Council directed staff to begin writing a commercial cannabis ...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Drafting of the ordinance governing cannabis in South Lake Tahoe is underway despite some inter-council disagreement on certain aspects of the code.

At a Feb. 20 public workshop, South Lake Tahoe City Council directed staff to begin writing a commercial cannabis ordinance based on recommendations from a working group comprised of 15 city and county residents.

The recommendations, previously presented to council at the Feb. 6 meeting and again at the workshop, call for a pilot program that would allow ...

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Democrats fight among themselves as they work to replace Tom McClintock

[EMILY CADEI, Sacramento Bee]

The traditionally Republican district, which includes El Dorado County, parts of Placer County and eight others that stretch into the Sierra Nevada mountains, has seen a surge of energy and excitement on the Democratic side since President Trump's election. Despite the long political odds, activists ...

California Democrats face a crucial task as they gather in San Diego this weekend for their annual convention: deciding the party’s endorsements in a handful of crowded congressional races. That includes the increasingly fractious 4th Congressional District contest, where some local leaders are hoping the decision to endorse a candidate will help stem some of the infighting – and turn the race’s focus to ousting veteran House Republican Tom McClintock.

The traditionally Republican district, which includes El Dorado County, parts of Placer County and eight others that stretch into the Sierra Nevada mountains, has seen a surge of energy and excitement on the Democratic side since President Trump’s election. Despite the long political odds, activists believe whichever Democrat gets out of the top-two primary could give McClintock a run for his money.

Two of the three Democrats running for McClintock’s seat ...

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