California counties will get stuck with a $622-million bill as the governor cancels a healthcare pilot program  

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 12, 2017 / comments

BY John Myers (Los Angeles Times)-- County officials across the state on Tuesday criticized Gov. Jerry Brown's move to cancel a program that attempted to streamline health services for seniors and low-income families, a decision that will hit locals with a $622.6-million price tag beginning this summer.

The plan, unveiled as part of Brown's state budget , seeks to cancel a 2012 program called the Coordinated Care Initiative. The effort allowed Medi-Cal, Medicare and the state's in-home support services to be offered through a single delivery system in hopes of reducing costs.

Yolo Supervisors and DA Fued over Legal Pot Grow Bust

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments

The Los Angeles Times has some shocking details on a drug raid against a legal medical cannabis operation in Yolo County that occurred back in September.

County Supervisor Don Saylor says the two marijuana growers, Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, had done everything right. “They looked for guidance, they complied, they set up irrigation systems, drainage, applied for Water Quality Control Board permits,” he said. He compares what happened next to terrorist activity by a county task force.

El Dorado County 2017 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 10, 2017 / comments


The El Dorado County Republican Assembly & Republican Party Central Committee Cordially Invite You To Attend Our Annual  5:30 PM Thursday, February 9, 2017 

American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville, CA Special Guest -KFBK Radio Show Host Sheriff John McGinnis 

Donation: $75 per couple $45 single 

Proceeds go to help elect Republicans to public office. RSVP to Joan Matteson (530) 391.6722 or 

Local Government -- Overcoming Hurdles and Assessing the Economic Rewards of Prop. 64

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 07, 2017 / comments


The November elections have come and gone. While some of the ballot measures don’t cause local officials much grief, others such as Proposition 64 (recreational marijuana) have many city and county leaders losing sleep over the potential economic and societal consequences these measures may have on their communities and budgets.

Editorial: Why I am now throwing my support to Donald Trump

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 06, 2017 / comments

Many know that I have been a political activist since the '80s first working on Reagan's second presidential campaign at a time when I was president my school's College Republicans and a YR.  I admired Reagan's commitment to principles above self-interests.  Jim Brulte was an aid to a local state representative in my area and he helped me do a few campus events and he taught me a lot about the actual operation of the process and the importance of staying true to your principles.  Soon after I worked on Richard Rodin's Mayoral campaign for LA...