South Lake Tahoe US 50 revitalization 'Loop Road' project receives public scrutiny

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 29, 2016 / comments

[The two primary proposals (pictured) for the "Loop Road" project include variations of the same idea. Each involve rerouting U.S. Highway 50 around the Stateline casino corridor and Heavenly Village. | Courtesy / Tahoe Transportation District]

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Local High School Students

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery,” a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute.  The 2016 theme for the Fourth Congressional District is “American Exceptionalism.”

Contest guidelines and release forms are available on Congressman McClintock’s website

Opinion: California Republicans React to GOP Debate

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 27, 2016 / comments

[By Jon Fleischman]

The last GOP debate before Super Tuesday is in the can. Co-hosted by CNN and Telemundo, it was viewed by 14.5 million people on Thursday evening. The debate crystallized that this is now essentially a three-person show: Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio.  And things really got hot, as the gloves came off. 

Sac BEE AM Alert: Landmark California teacher case enters next phase

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 25, 2016 / comments

A court case with the potential to upend how California hires and fires teachers enters a new phase today.

California Republican Party Shrinks as Unaffiliated Voters Grow

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 23, 2016 / comments

The California Republican party shrunk by about 400,000 registered voters, or 8 percent, during the last four years, even as the number of Democrats stayed flat and unaffiliated voters grew, according to figures released Monday by the California Secretary of State.

About 4.76 million California voters are registered as Republicans, down from 5.17 million at this point in 2012. Republicans now make up about 27.6 percent of voters, down from 30.4 percent four years prior. No county in the state has a majority of voters registered as Republicans.