El Dorado County Vital Statistics Office Recognized With Award

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 24, 2016 / comments

The Vital Statistics Office of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has been recognized by the State of California for its efficiency in service. Each year, the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics and Informatics provides the Local Registration Efficiency Award (Medium District) to the top counties in the State that most efficiently process their county’s information into the State’s Electronic Death Registry System.  

Another Historic Presidential Tahoe Summit

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 18, 2016 / comments

[By Joanne S. Marchetta]  Lake Tahoe was at a crossroads in 1997. The lake’s famous water clarity, once measuring 100 feet, was declining year after year because of stormwater pollution from roads and developed areas and erosion from streams damaged by logging and cattle grazing. 

South Lake Tahoe Councilwoman Conner's lawyer says Settlement is Not 'Finalized' in Suit Against City

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 14, 2016 / comments

Jacqueline Mittelstadt, attorney to councilwoman JoAnn Conner, says that she is still “going back and forth” with the City of South Lake Tahoe’s attorney as they work to reach a finalized settlement in her client’s lawsuits against the city.

Mittelstadt took issue with an announcement made by Mayor Wendy David in the Aug. 2 council meeting regarding the settlement, and said the statement was “premature.”

President Obama in Tahoe to address Lake Tahoe Summit, Highlighting Environmental Record

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 11, 2016 / comments

[By Louisa Loveluck]  President Obama will address the annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the end of this month, the White House confirmed Monday, in a move intended to help cement his legacy as a reformer on environmental issues.

The Aug. 31 event will take place on the Nevada lake's South Shore, a backdrop the president's remarks will focus on as he underscores a commitment to addressing climate change and preserving the country's natural treasures for future generations.

Commentary By Frank Stephens: Vote Donald, Hillary, 3rd Party, or stay home?

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 09, 2016 / comments

The desperate choices for President before us are, in fact, not only a rebuke to the professional politicians, but also a painful revelation about the degeneration of the voting public.

Immediately after electing a President with virtually no track record, on the basis of rhetoric and symbolism, and seeing disaster after disaster during his administration, many are now prepared to do the same thing again. Worse yet is the possibility of electing someone with a long track record of corruption and lying.