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After 31 years with the South Tahoe Public Utility District, General Manager John Thiel is pulling anchor and heading to Southern California to be the new general manager of the West Valley Water District.
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Happy 5th Anniversary to our friends at Sacramento Digs Gardening!
In Fight Over Digital Privacy, California Seeks to Ban ‘Reverse Search Warrants’
California is considering banning the use of “reverse search warrants,” which compel tech companies to disclose the identities of individuals based on the location of their phone and internet search history. Abortion activists call it vital.
CA Legislature Beats Deadline on Key Bills
The deadline for bills to pass their first house in the California Legislature has come and gone. Most made it. A few failed. And a handful of intriguing bills that didn’t pass may resurface because their authors aren’t giving up.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to accept grant funding from the California Board of State and Community Corrections for the Placer Probation Department to expand its mobile service.
California is unwinding the prison-building boom of the 1980s and 1990s. The cuts are falling on small towns that banked on government jobs to anchor their communities.
Although the invalidation of the voter-approved salary-setting measure was anticipated, attorney David Mastagni says the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association is disappointed and will file an appeal.
More than 4 percent of death penalty convicts have been wrongfully convicted, data shows. But courts including the U.S. Supreme Court have failed to provide protections for the innocent facing death at the hands of the state.
The death penalty remains legal in California, but Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a moratorium on executions in 2019. Will capital punishment end in the state? Here’s what’s happening.
The eight-foot sculpture, created by local artist Douglas Van Howd, resembles a deputy from the 1800s and honors nine Placer County peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1851.
The California Supreme Court has kept the state at the forefront of legal issues surrounding abortion, the death penalty and same-sex marriage, starting in its earliest days in the Gold Rush era.
Fears that violent crime is out of control on the streets of California cities rose after the murder of a well-known tech exec. But what are the facts and do they back up the rising moral panic about crime?
Three mass shootings with at least six fatalities have already taken place in California in 2023, resulting in 25 deaths. Statistically however, California has been below average for the United States in rate of mass shooting deaths.