Lincoln Day Dinner focuses on GOTV

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Via the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee:

Alan Day is Keynote Speaker at United Dems meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Via the El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee:

"While the Democratic Party cannot endorse a candidate who is not a registered Democrat, be aware that in some races without a registered Democrat in the race, there are clear distinctions between candidates from other parties. In some important races there are extremists running against more moderate candidates. Do your homework before voting or contact your local Democratic Club for assistance.

Illinois Election Board: Sorry Trump, Cruz Is Eligible for the Presidency

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

 Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump’s primary attack against rival Ted Cruz was that he was not qualified for the presidency based on the fact that he was born in Canada. While true, Cruz’s mother was an American citizen at the time of his birth, thus meeting the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen.” Now, the Illinois Board of Elections is weighing in. 

And too bad for Trump, their ruling is in Cruz’s favor.

Sac Bee AM Alert: Cal Fire Under Fire

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

For the last year Cal Fire has been busy trying to extinguish fires within its own ranks. The state's wildland firefighters were caught cheating on tests, drinking on the job and using state phones to connect with prostitutes, among other egregious mishaps.

Now the State Personnel Board wants to know what Cal Fire plans to do about it.

Adult Tahoe Bro's living with Mom involved in Stabbing

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

An altercation between two brothers on Tuesday night ended with one behind bars and the other in the hospital.

Christopher Amato, 24, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested Feb. 2 on assault with a deadly weapon charges. Bail was set at $25,000.

His stepbrother, who is in his 30s, was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with a non-life threatening stab wound to his abdomen.

Officers responded about 6:35pm Tuesday to the 1400 block of Melba Drive. They found the victim in front of the residence and the suspect inside. They live there with their mom.