Building Community, Building Hope – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2016 / comments

[by Dina Gentry] April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – a time to acknowledge the importance of healthy families. Child abuse is not only a crime; it’s a costly one.  The Child Abuse Prevention Council is one of several El Dorado County agencies and organizations working to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors. Gail Healy, Council member and Assistant Executive Director Child Development Programs at the El Dorado County Office of Education, stated, ”We can’t put a dollar value on the life of a child.

First Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meeting Will Be Held on May 2, 2016

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2016 / comments

Placerville, CA — On May 2nd from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet for the first time.

The meeting will be located at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville in the Office of Emergency Services Conference Room in County Building A

Tea Party Patriots Hosts Supervisor Candidate Forum This Wednesday

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2016 / comments

[by Tom Napolillo] The District 1 Supervisor Candidates invited are:

Alan Day
Steve Ferry
Beth Gaines
John Hidahl 
Noelle Mattock 

and Judgeship Candidates:
Roland Tiemann
Judge Nelson Brooks

Wednesday, April 20
7 p.m.

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85
1050 Wilson Blvd.
El Dorado Hills

UnitedHealth pulling out of most ObamaCare markets, Blue Cross-Blue Shield may follow

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2016 / comments

[By Peter Sullivan] The insurer UnitedHealth is pulling out of the ObamaCare marketplaces in all but a “handful” of states in 2017, the company announced Tuesday. 

The announcement, made by CEO Stephen Hemsley on an earnings call, follows up on the company’s statement in November that it was considering dropping out completely due to financial losses. 

The moves by United, the nation’s largest health insurer, have drawn attention for what they could indicate about the sustainability of ObamaCare as whole. 

Tahoe Long Overdue for Large Earthquake

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2016 / comments

[By SCOTT SONNER] Scientists say the Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average every 30 years hasn’t occurred in six decades.

Nevada Seismology Laboratory Director Graham Kent says the region’s earthquake “drought” is likely one of the sources of a public misconception that it is at a low risk of experiencing a serious earthquake.