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In Wake of Dog’s Abuse and Killing, Orange County Exploring ‘Do Not Adopt’ List

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2018 / comments

WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT

[BRANDON PHO AND NICK GERDA. An injured pit bull, named "Valerie" and "Cargo," was abused, left on the sidewalk in South Los Angeles and died last week after being adopted at a low-cost OC adoption event. (Image from Ghetto Rescue Foundation video posted to Facebook)]

Mocking Law, Politicians Use Taxpayer Funds for Campaigns

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 19, 2018 / comments

[Dan Walters]

Government Code Section 8314 is unambiguous, declaring, “It is unlawful for any elected state or local officer, including any state or local appointee, employee, or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources for a campaign activity, or personal or other purposes which are not authorized by law.”

Community Meeting on Hazardous Tree Removal & Wildfire Awareness

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 17, 2018 / comments

[PRpond via County Supervisor Michael Ranalli]

Supervisor Ranalli said, "a community meeting for outreach on upcoming hazardous tree removal projects along Hwy 193 and Hwy 49."  He adds, "the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy group is working on a 'Chili Bar to Georgetown' fuel reduction project(s)... It made sense to include the Fire Safe Councils and the County OES, Disaster Preparedness, and Animal Services presentations to round out the opportunity to demonstrate the cooperative efforts."

Fresh Fruits on Pleasant Valley road to Brag About

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 16, 2018 / comments

I drove by a Farm and fresh produce stand on Pleasant Valley road that a friend had bragged about having strawberries to die for...  Well with that kind of review I had to stop.  It was as good as claimed, if not better.  We got strawberries, blackberries, cucumbers, and more. The lady did not speak great English, but I could tell right away that she loved her fruits.  She understood our questions and knew what we wanted.  She handled and looked at the fresh fruits and vegetables like they were her works of love that she was sharing with us. Not like a standard retail transaction.

Caretaker Fraud Investigation

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 16, 2018 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]

On July 30, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a fraud investigation in Rescue.  The caller had found multiple fraudulent checks made out to a caretaker they had hired for their elderly parent. 

EDSO deputies and detectives worked together and found that the caretaker, identified as Terry Whitcomb, had written numerous fraudulent checks for thousands of dollars. 

Whitcomb was interviewed and subsequently arrested.  A search was conducted at Whitcomb’s residence and over $5,000 was recovered.

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