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‘Sanctuary’ Law - the Rebellion Grows Inside California

by Placerville Newswire / May 11, 2018 / comments

[David Gorn, PUBLIC CEO]

The political whirlwind raging around California’s “sanctuary” laws isn’t doing much damage to the laws themselves, according to many state legal experts. In fact, the brunt of any legal damage may be felt most by the small city that started the rebellion.

“Los Alamitos could be in trouble,” said Jean Reisz of the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. She and other legal experts noted that the city went beyond passing a resolution of opposition, which more than a dozen other municipalities have done.

Political Opinion - EDC Asst DA calls out Nevada County DA candidate

by Placerville Newswire / May 10, 2018 / comments

[Joe Alexander, El Dorado County Assistant District Attorney]

  (Ed: Former Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Joe Alexander lives in Placerville, where he serves as assistant district attorney for El Dorado County.)

I was the assistant district attorney for Nevada County following Glenn Jennings, who is now running for district attorney. Although I support Cliff Newell for re-election, I no longer work for Nevada County.

How to Build Better Outcomes for Inmates with Mental Health Needs

by Placerville Newswire / May 08, 2018 / comments

[Nadine Ono]

The use of data and its impact on jail populations was highlighted at a statewide conference earlier this year in March.  

 A panel discussion at the Conference of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California focused on the work currently being done in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with CA Fwd’s Justice System Change Initiative.

California Supreme Court Makes It Harder for Companies to Classify Workers as Independent Contractors

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2018 / comments

[Drew Gregory Lynch]

On Monday, the California Supreme Court issued a major ruling on the distinction between independent contractors (IC) and employees, establishing a new test for determining classification that presumes that workers are employees and not ICs.

The case, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, dealt with a delivery service that classified its workers as ICs. A driver filed a class action suit, arguing that the classification was improper.

Political Opinion - A Conservative’s Picks, Pans, and Punts for the 2018 Countywide Primary Elections

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2018 / comments

.[Cris Alarcon]

My wife used to introduce me in college as a “Card Carrying Republican” after she saw a “Sustaining member of the Republican Party Since 1988” card in my wallet when we were still dating.  That means I have pushed local Party politics for 30 years! This Spring I will focus on the one office that I truly believe needs a new leader, the Auditor/Controller’s office, with only a brief review of key countywide races of  the District Attorney and Recorder/Clerk.