As Democrats running for California attorney general quarrel, retired El Dorado County judge looks for top-two finish

[PATRICK MCGREEVY, Los Angeles Times]

The California Republican Party has endorsed Steven Bailey, a retired El Dorado County judge, for the position. Another Republican candidate is Los ...

Weeks before the June 5 primary, the race for California attorney general has incumbent Xavier Becerra and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones trading jabs over campaign contributions as the Democrats prepare for a possible showdown in November.

The sparring, minor as it may be, is being watched closely by the two Republicans in the contest. They are each hoping the Democrats will split their voters and give at least one of them enough votes to be among the top two finishers who will advance to the runoff regardless of party...




TRPA Remembering Bill Morgan

by Placerville Newswire / May 15, 2018 / comments

[Clem Shute]

We at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency are mourning the passing of Bill Morgan. In the pantheon of people who have contributed mightily to the agency’s success, Bill is in the top tier. He was executive director from April 1, 1985 to September 30, 1989, one of the most tumultuous times for TRPA. There is a high likelihood that there would be no TRPA if Bill had not been at the helm and found ways to bring disparate parties together.

EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance Receives 2018 Excellence in Education Award

by Placerville Newswire / May 15, 2018 / comments

[Dina Gentry. Img: EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance team is presented the 2018 “Excellence in Education Award” from Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools.]

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 5-14-18

by Placerville Newswire / May 15, 2018 / comments


The following people are on the arrest log of May 14, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

First Name    Last Name        Sex    
Date Booked    Status        Age
First Charges    Description of First Charges      Bail Amount

PV    20180514    RELEASED    64    E
1203.2(A)    M    VIOL OF PROBATION    $25,000.00

Rescheduled Brad Sweet's Showdown Gets New Name and Becomes Biggest 410 Sprint Car Race in California

by Placerville Newswire / May 14, 2018 / comments


It is with great excitement that the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Brad Sweet announce that the rescheduled Placerville Showdown on September 12, 2018 will now become the biggest 410 Sprint Car race in the state of California. With the new purse comes a new name; the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes/NAPA AUTO PARTS will now go 49 laps in distance, paying an astounding $20,000 to the winner with $1,000 just to take the green.