Former AG Holder, Writing for Calif. State Senate, Rebuffs DOJ's Suit Over Immigration Policies

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2018 / comments

[Ben Hancock]

SAN FRANCISCO — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, now at Covington & Burling, on Friday filed an amicus brief on behalf of the California Senate arguing against a Department of Justice lawsuit over state immigration policy.

The brief speaks out in defense of SB 54, the California Values Act, also called California’s “sanctuary state” law. The statute limits state law enforcement interactions and information-sharing with immigration authorities.

Republican Judge Steven Bailey strongly endorsed by 10,000 LAPD officers

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2018 / comments


The union representing nearly 10,000 LAPD officers strongly endorses Republican Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) for California Attorney General.

“Los Angeles police officers trust Judge Bailey to keep our communities safe”

“Judge Steven Bailey has a proven record of standing up for crime victims and holding criminals accountable,” says Craig Lally, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. “With crime on the rise in California’s cities, Los Angeles police officers trust Judge Bailey to keep our communities safe.”

Michael Ranalli receives endorsement of Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2018 / comments


El Dorado, CA – County Supervisor and public safety advocate, Michael Ranalli, has received the endorsement of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA).

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.

SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol – and Hundreds of Other Agencies

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Andrew Keatts, PUBLICCEO]

The San Diego Police Department initially told Voice of San Diego it had no control over who can see its massive database that tracks where cars go in the region. But it later conceded that it has broad leeway over who can access the data, and that it has not elected to limit that access. Agencies that can see the data range from Border Patrol to tiny local police departments across the country.