Opinion -- El Dorado County Charter Protects our Protectors

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 30, 2017 / comments


In 1994 El Dorado County voters decided to pass its own charter, which outlines the manner in which they would like to have county government held accountable to the people. The county charter preamble outlines this intention: “We, the people of El Dorado County, adopt the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.”

Opinion - California Lawmakers Have Enabled Culture of Sexual Harassment

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 28, 2017 / comments

[Jon Fleischman, FlashReport]

The issue of sexual harassment has jumped to the forefront of public discourse in a relatively short period of time, with revelations about alleged sexual misconduct ranging from the inappropriate to the illegal.

SOJ Joins Sheriff's Association's Call for Action On Sanctuary State

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 23, 2017 / comments

[Terry Gherardi]

The State of Jefferson joins the California Sheriff's Association and National Sheriff's Association, in their call for Congress to “take action and pass sensible legislation that doesn't hamstring law enforcement.

El Dorado County Elevates Its Game to Attract and Retain Business

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 22, 2017 / comments

[Carla Hass]

El Dorado County officials placed a renewed emphasis on economic development this week with the unveiling of a new website, promotional video and demographic information to help retain and grow existing businesses and attract new companies to the County.

District Attorney reacts to Surge in Domestic Violence Homicides

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 22, 2017 / comments

[El Dorado County District Attorney's Office]

Since the recent passage of many soft on crime laws like Propositions 47 and 57, California has seen a troubling trend of an increase in violent crimes. This disturbing surge in violent crimes has seen a dramatic increase in domestic violence homicides across the Sacramento Region.