Notice of Retraction

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 01, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon, InEDC & PRpond]

Notice of Retraction: This story about Todd White has been retracted and anyone that have read the story is asked to read this brief explanation.  

This retraction will be unusually personal, because I take this kind of error personally, Cris Alarcon.

New information has shown the original story to be extremely misleading and fails the journalism standards even for political opinion pieces.

Cannabis Company Sells San Bernardino Mining Town

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 01, 2018 / comments

[Cal County News]

Last year, we told you about Nipton, California. The old mining outpost in unincorporated San Bernardino County was purchased by cannabis technology company American Green Inc., which planned to turn it into a commercial marijuana paradise.

Well, so much for that. The Los Angeles Times reports that the company has already sold Nipton to the highest bidder.

How Removing Barriers to Higher Education Can Help Prevent a Life of Incarceration

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 01, 2018 / comments

[Nadine Ono]

For every dollar invested in correctional education, research shows a return of four to five dollars, according to a report released by Corrections to College California. Providing a college education to incarcerated individuals can save the state millions through reduced recidivism rates and increased earning power, say the authors.

Trump declares April to be Sexual Assault Prevention month

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 30, 2018 / comments

[Josh Delk]

President Trump on Friday issued an official proclamation designating April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. 

In a statement, Trump encouraged the nation to "remain steadfast" in working to prevent sexual crimes and reaffirmed his administration's commitment to empowering individuals to speak out in their communities and workplaces against perpetrators. 

Mental Health Services are Cutting Criminal Justice Detention Rates and Homelessness

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 30, 2018 / comments

[Nadine Ono, Public CEO]

Los Angeles County has been able to provide services and prevention efforts to more than 150,000 residents who have serious mental health needs or are at risk using funds from California’s special tax for mental health services. Providing those services lowered homelessness, the need for psychiatric hospitalizations and involvement with the criminal justice system, according to a new RAND Corporation study.