7 Signs That You Are A Branch Trumpidian -- Political Opinion

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 16, 2016 / comments

[By Steve Berman] If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump, and you truly believe the man’s persuasive qualities, business experience, negotiating tactics, and personality are fit for the presidency, good for you. I have no beef with you. Of course I disagree, but I also disagree with millions of Democrats who love Hillary Clinton.

Bill George , El Dorado Irrigation District Director, announced that he will seek re-election

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 16, 2016 / comments

The announcement came while Bill George was speaking before a group of small business owners and local residents.

“When I asked you to trust me to serve you on the EID board, I promised that I would use my experience from the corporate world to implement proven cost control programs and keep the district’s budget balanced,” said George. “Well I’m proud to tell you that I kept that promise and accomplished much more.

Should Jurors Take the Law Into Their Own Hands by Jury Nullification

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 10, 2016 / comments

[by David Greenwald]  Jury nullification occurs when the jury in a criminal case reaches a verdict that defies the evidence.  Often this because of a fundamental disagreement with the law in the case at hand.  But the jury possesses far more power in the American Legal System than people might think.

IBD Editorial: California Won’t Fall Into The Sea — It’s Moving To Texas Instead

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 07, 2016 / comments

California Exodus: One can make only so many jokes about the Golden State becoming the Tarnished State. But California has done nothing to change the climate causing the decline. People are still leaving in swarms.

Red Texas is, of course, the primary destination for those fleeing blue California. And the evacuation has nearly reached a 10-year high: According to Internal Revenue Service data, 33,626 Californians quit their state for Texas in 2013 and 2014, out of the 250,000 who left the state.

Pratt for Supervisor because Rural County's Concerns Ignored

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 04, 2016 / comments

Fair Play winery and vineyard owner Dave Pratt has announced that he is a candidate for the El Dorado County Supervisor, District 2 seat to be decided on the June 7 Primary election ballot.

Pratt, 57, identified the need for improved representation, ramping up efforts to enhance the agricultural-tourism foundation of the District 2 economy, protect the district from crime and wildfire, spending tax dollars wisely and ensuring our roads are maintained in District 2 as his top priorities.