Dedicated School Board Members Recognized

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

[by Dina Gentry] At an awards ceremony on April 4, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized the outstanding contributions made by members who serve on county and district education boards. County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, Ed.D. thanked all attendees for their contributions and remarked, "We are living in a time of pivotal change in education, and it's humbling to see the bold leadership and promise in this room." 

Schools put on high alert for JBoss ransomware exploit

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

[By Katherine Noyes, Computerworld] More than 2,000 machines at schools and other organizations have been infected with a backdoor in unpatched versions of JBoss that could be used at any moment to install ransomware such as Samsam.

That's according to Cisco's Talos threat-intelligence organization, which on Friday announced that roughly 3.2 million machines worldwide are at risk.

Many of those already infected run Follett's Destiny library-management software, which is used by K-12 schools worldwide.

Teachers Picket Buckeye School over Pay Increase Impasse

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

In a letter from the District a “last, best, and final” offer has reached impasse and they are seeking mediation:

Buckeye Union School District, Negotiations Update, 4/17/2016

The Buckeye Union School District regrets to inform the community that negotiations with the Buckeye Teachers Association (BTA) has reached impasse and we are seeking mediation in an effort to reach mutual agreement.

2nd Twin Bennett Brother Gone as Tom Bennett passes on April 17, 2016

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

Bennett Sculpture of Carmel (formenrly of Placerville) announced the death of Tom Bennett

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q Will be Opening to Public Within Week

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2016 / comments

After a successful "Soft opening/media night aka VIP night" Poor Red's Bar-B-Q prepares for Public Opening within the Week according to an official statement.

"We will be opening within the week, but definitely NOT Monday. We haven't even received our food delivery yet! Please be patient as we get everything ready--you will KNOW when we are open!!"