President signs H.R. 1865 to combat online sex trafficking

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 11, 2018 / comments

[Linda Smith, Shared Hope International]

Today, in the presence of survivors and advocates the President signed into law H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (also known as FOSTA/SESTA)!

With the President’s signing of H.R. 1865, anti-trafficking advocates and survivors of sex trafficking and their families celebrate this long awaited progress in the effort to combat online sex trafficking.

California Fights Wildfires Aggressively—But Prevention Takes a Back Seat

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 11, 2018 / comments

[Julie Cart, PUBLICCEO]

Dave Kinateder has a keen eye for trees. But when Kinateder, a fire ecologist in the Plumas National Forest, surveys a hillside lush with pines, he doesn’t see abundance or the glory of nature’s bounty.

He sees a disaster-in-waiting.

“It’s a ticking time bomb,” he said, gazing across the dense, green carpet of trees near Quincy, a small community high in the northern Sierra Nevada.

Sierra School Receives State Civic Learning Award

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 11, 2018 / comments

[Dina Gentry. Img: Upper, DA Vern Pierson discusses the Project LEAD program with Sierra School students; Lower (left to right), Lydia Stuart (Deputy District Attorney), Jim Ortega (Chief of Police), Dr. Ed Manansala (County Superintendent of Schools), Kassie Cardullo (Deputy District Attorney), Patricia Horn (Sierra School Principal), Honorable Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Eric Bonniksen (Placerville Union School District Superintendent), District Attorney Vern Pierson]


[Cal County News]

Having a difficult time keeping track of California’s patchwork of marijuana laws? Fret no more. Southern California News Group has compiled a database of cannabis policies in all 540 city and county jurisdictions in California.

The information is available here.

The database also includes local rankings for ‘marijuana friendliness’ based on a 100-point scale.

By crunching the numbers, the researchers stumbled on some interesting findings:

-- 61 cities and 9 counties had ordinances permitting recreational marijuana dispensaries as of April 6, 2018, but the state had only licensed recreational shops in 39 jurisdictions.

-- Riverside County has the highest number of pot-permissive cities, with six allowing every type of marijuana business licensed by the state.

-- Humboldt, Inyo, Del Norte, and Monterey are among the most permissive unincorporated areas for pot.

-- Surprisingly, however, Humboldt is home to some of the least friendly cities for marijuana.

Read more



El Dorado County Ad Hoc Committee on Vacation Home Rentals to Meet in South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 11, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The ad hoc committee formed to research options and provide suggestions to the Board of Supervisors about the County’s vacation home rental ordinance is scheduled to hold a public meeting in South Lake Tahoe tomorrow evening.

WHAT:   Public meeting to consider changes to the County’s vacation home rental ordinance

WHEN:   Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WHERE:  Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School 1095 E. San Bernardino Avenue South Lake Tahoe