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.

Campaigning 4.0 (Upper Division)

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 28, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]


Are you ready to win? Or are you just an "also ran?"  American Politics is largely a Popularity contest. That popularity is in part driven by your campaign message, and in part by getting a popular message delivered to the voters.  

Recently a friend asked me if most political candidates really understand the Digital Revolution? “Not enough,” I replied.

El Dorado County Public Workshop Scheduled to Discuss Cameron Park Drive Interchange Alternatives

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 23, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County will hold a public workshop to receive residents’ input on the Cameron Park Drive Interchange Alternatives. If you are interested in learning more about some of the Alternatives being considered, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to help influence the future of Cameron Park. The workshop will be held in an Open House style format. The public is encouraged to drop in any time between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to learn about and provide their input on the project alternatives.


by Placerville Newswire / Apr 20, 2018 / comments

[Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger]

The president on Thursday said blue-state Californians are moving closer to his thinking about the security risks of defying Washington with policies that offer safe-harbors to undocumented immigrants in cities. And he may be right.


“If you look at what’s happening in California with sanctuary cities — people are really going the opposite way. They don’t want sanctuary cities,” Trump told reporters while traveling in Florida. “There’s a little bit of a revolution going on in California.”