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Highway 50 is now CLOSED Between White Hall and Kyburz

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 08, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

UPDATE 5:05pm: EB US50 CLOSED at Sly Park Rd, WB US50 CLOSED JWO Alder Creek Rd.

Caltrans District 3 [4:42 PM [CHP]-MUSDSLIDE IS BLOCKING ALL WB LANES AND ACTIVELY ENCROACHING ON EB LANES // CT IS IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING IN A FULL CLOSURE // ETO 24 HOURS]

 Prior story:

EL DORADO COUNTY – Work to clear a section of U.S. Highway 50 in El Dorado County will increase over the next few days after new slide activity at the location today.

California's Top Court Hears Arguments to Speed Up Executions after Sued by Former Sup Ron Briggs

[Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times]

"...former El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Briggs, who sued to invalidate the measure."

The California Supreme Court appeared closely divided Tuesday over the constitutionality of a ballot measure passed in November to speed up executions.

Proposition 66, sponsored by prosecutors, would require courts to rapidly review death penalty appeals, force more criminal defense lawyers to represent death row inmates and remove public review requirements for the state’s lethal injection procedures.

An opponent of the death penalty sued to block the measure after the election, arguing it usurped the power of the judicial branch to run the courts...

READ MORE: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-death-penalty-court-20170606-story.html

 

Mental Health Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program Available in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 08, 2017 / comments

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Mental illness can affect any person or family. For those individuals in El Dorado County with the most severe forms of mental illness, a new program is now in place. The Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program (also known as the 'Laura's Law' program), began operation in El Dorado County in January 2017. The program, coordinated through the El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), gives additional tools to families, agencies and individuals to get people who need mental health treatment into those services.

El Dorado County Chief Administrator: Difficult choices in El Dorado County budget

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 08, 2017 / comments

[Don Ashton, El Dorado County Chief Administrator]

Last Friday, I delivered to the Board of Supervisors and publicly released the County’s Recommended Budget. The 422-page document deserves some context.

Win a family four-pack of tickets to the El Dorado County Fair

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 08, 2017 / comments

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Livestock shows, carnival rides, wheelbarrow races, humpz and hornz bull riding, mutton busting, food eating competitions, live entertainment, a fun run/walk, and lots more to experience at the El Dorado County Fair! The Fair is happening Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th in Placerville! To find more information about the El Dorado County Fair, visit eldoradocountyfair.org. Enter below to win a family four-pack of tickets to the El Dorado County Fair!

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