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Biz gives medical cannabis recommendations

After more than five years of managing the Cool Medical Clinic for Dr. Cristal Speller, Bobby and Daisy Eisenberg have severed those ties. The Eisenbergs are now managing a new cannabis practice, Cool Consultations Inc., on Highway 49, which just opened on Feb. 17 in Cool. Dr. Beverly A. Mikuriya, who also has a practice […]

New guidelines for growing medicinal cannabis

Two hundred, 400 or 600 square feet per qualified garden is the new medicinal cannabis law in El Dorado County. Ordinance 5000 was passed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday after nearly six hours of testimony, discussion and deliberation. The ordinance officially takes effect 30 days from now. During the same session, the board also […]

Crime Log: March 4-6

March 4 11:46 a.m. A 55-year-old male was the victim of petty theft on Dayton Lane in Oak Hill. 12:10 p.m. 
A 41-year-old female victim’s purse containing medications was stolen on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs by an unknown suspect. 12:12 p.m. Michael Parker, 45, was arrested on Buckeye Road in Shingle Springs for […]

Sheriff’s Office releases 2013 stats

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released crime statistics for 2013 showing that while most class 1 crimes are down, rape and car thefts increased from 2012. Homicide in the area of the county covered by EDSO was down 60 percent, from five murders in 2012 to two in 2013. There were 17 robberies as […]

Crime Log: Jan. 6-9

Jan. 6 12:00 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to kick in a 51-year-old male victim’s front door on Portillo Court in Cameron Park. 12:55 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke down the front door of a residence on Aquamarine Circle in Cameron Park during the night while the occupants were home. The suspect(s) left the residence without taking […]

Crime Log: Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014

Dec. 29 10:39 a.m. Deputies contacted a male adult on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park and conducted a consent search of his person. Deputies found the male in possession of a CDL and bank card that belonged to a 16-year-old male victim of a recent theft in Cameron Park. Robert Bassford, 38, was subsequently […]

Crime Log: Dec. 24-26

Dec. 24 1:56 a.m. A known suspect allegedly confronted the 22-year-old male victim on Embarcadero Drive in El Dorado Hills and held his hands behind his back. As one suspect held his hands, another known male obtained a 16-ounce pint glass and struck the victim on his forehead, causing a 1-inch-to-2-inch laceration. Both suspects fled […]

Crime Log: Dec. 1-3

Dec. 1 2:00 a.m.
 Jose Espana-Trejo, 42, was arrested on Highway 50 in Cameron Park for allegedly driving without a license and a misdemeanor warrant. 2:58 a.m. A residential burglary on Nadowa Street in Meyers while the 54-year-old male homeowner was present was reported. 4:14 a.m. A 24-year-old female was the victim of alleged battery […]

Ordinance restricts future medical marijuana dispensaries

Following recommendations from its planning commission, El Dorado County ‘s Board of Supervisors Tuesday enacted two county ordinances governing medical marijuana cultivation and distribution. The new laws replace a two-year “urgency ordinance” adopted in October 2011 and establish guidelines for future regulation of medical cannabis within the unincorporated areas throughout the county. Empowered by California’s […]

1,000 pounds of marijuana seized

A warrant service to a house on Jackie Lane in Shingle Springs the morning of Aug. 12 led to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department recovering about 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana. At the scene, Sgt. Mike Cook said the entire house was a grow operation for drying and processing cannabis plants. There were numerous […]

Machine gun, weed and meth lab bring indictment

As El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Roberts and three other deputies approached 3450 Santos Circle in Cameron Park to do a mental health check and investigate alleged criminal threats, they noticed a rifle barrel sticking out of the bed of a red Toyota truck parked there. Roberts checked for occupants, but only found what […]

Crime Log: July 5-12

July 5 7:19 p.m. A house on Sly Park Road in Placerville was burglarized and multiple personal items were stolen. July 6 12:45 a.m. Deputies responded to a reported domestic violence incident on Amoloc Lane in Lotus. A female, 33, allegedly had multiple visible injuries. Lucas Jones, 35, was deemed the alleged dominant aggressor and […]

Supervisors look to expand medical marijuana ordinance guidelines

An increasingly vocal number of county residents showed up at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting to present their views regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana and access or lack thereof to shops or collectives dispensing their medications. At issue is county government’s intention to craft a permanent amendment to the County Code regulating such […]

Six arrested at two marijuana dispensaries

Five arrests were made when search warrants were served on April 4 centered around the sale of marijuana at two businesses.

The three-month investigation into a conspiracy to sell marijuana looked at River City Wellness, also known as Right Choice Wellness, in Cameron Park and C4C Wellness in Shingle Springs. Both were operated by David Sisson, 45, of El Dorado, his wife Stacy, 44, and his 34-year-0ld brother Robert Sisson of Shingle Springs. A press release from Michael J. Wise of the Wise Law Group, stated that Right Choice Wellness is “a holistic wellness center providing multiple holistic services to their patients in addition to filling legal cannabis recommendations.” Search warrants were also served to the business operator’s home and two bank accounts.

Pot shop, farm moratorium extended

It required at least a four-fifths vote, but El Dorado County supervisors were unanimous in their decision to extend the county’s two moratoria regarding cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana. Tuesday’s board meeting ended with the vote following testimony both for and against extension of the moratoria that have been in place for the past […]

Crime Log June 14-18

June 14 8:20 a.m. A 48-year-old female victim reported a petty theft on Rolph Way in El Dorado Hills. 10:09 a.m. A boyfriend and girlfriend got into an argument on Main Street in Placerville. There was no physical violence. 10:10 a.m. 
A 50-year-old male victim reported a burglary by unknown suspect(s) on Arches Avenue in […]

Demos back Calaveras man for Assembly

Marc Boyd, 58, of Arnold in Calaveras County won the endorsement of California’s Democratic Party leaders to run for the newly redrawn foothills Assembly District 5. Boyd visited the Mountain Democrat offices Thursday morning. He is a first-time candidate for elective office but has been active in local issues and campaigns. Boyd is the manager […]

Supervisors extend, amend pot moratoria

El Dorado County Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to extend the county moratorium prohibiting new medical marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives and collectives. The extension runs from Dec. 20 until Nov. 15, 2012 — that is 10 months and 15 days, as provided under state law. Supervisor John Knight opposed the action, which included a variation on the […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 36 Replies

We have the right to use medical marijuana

EDITOR: Open letter to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors: Esteemed supervisors, lest we forget, the people who voted you into office overwhelmingly support the right of a person to use cannabis as medicine. The right was established in 1996, Prop.215, The Compassionate Use Act. Lest we forget, your Southern California brethren (San Diego) have […]

November 21, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 54 Replies

45-day halt in medical pot gardens, new sellers

Despite three hours of emotional testimony by medical marijuana patients, El Dorado County Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to impose a moratorium on new dispensaries and all outdoor gardens. Effective immediately, the moratoria will remain for 45 days or until the county crafts a set of ordinances governing the growing and distribution of medical cannabis. Under […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 36 Replies

There are those who need medical marijuana

EDITOR: I find it irresponsible that the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors or Placerville City Council would allow a group of four or five people (even if they do represent the city or county) to determine the health and well-being of those in this county that need a certain medication. Do you not realize […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 2 Replies

City to ban pot shops

The Placerville City Council took another step toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits with the introduction of an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. The audience at Tuesday’s meeting was sparse, in stark contrast to the packed houses that helped to promote the ordinance to allow the marijuana dispensaries in 2006. The city has had […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 15 Replies

Police find pot garden next to school

Placerville police officers last week found a sizable marijuana garden growing less than 100 feet away from El Dorado High School. Placerville police Capt. Mike Scott told the Mountain Democrat that the school’s resource officer initially raised the issue by expressing concern over a possible pot grow just south of the high school campus. On Thursday […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 6 Replies

Does jailing me really serve the community?

EDITOR: I would like to call to the attention of the public that nonviolent drug offenders on probation are still being threatened jail time for use of cannabis even with a doctor’s recommendation and valid Prop. 215 registration. This is very much the case with me now. I am on probation for possessing a little […]

Is it really important to community that I get prosecuted for marijuana?

EDITOR: I started using cannabis shortly after a ski accident about 12 years ago. It helped me sleep and cope with the pain. My injuries left me with permanent pain and I relay on cannabis today. It is my religious choice to use a remedy that is natural rather than a prescription drugs. I have […]

Sheriff delivers 120-day ‘report card’

EL DORADO HILLS — Business leaders at Wednesday’s El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Connects luncheon were given an inside look into El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini’s first 120 days in office, straight from the man himself. Prior to delivering his “What’s Going On In El Dorado County?” speech, D’Agostini, the afternoon’s featured […]

Lay off the medical marijuana dispensaries

EDITOR: Ordinance No. 1059 explicitly bans all medical marijuana dispensaries, yet three are located within Folsom city limits. How could such a violation be rational, or even conceivable? Why would the public demand such a controversial product? The answer boils down to the pure science of medicine and consumer perceptions. In August of 2006 the […]

They weren’t allowed a kiss good-bye

EDITOR: Dale Shafer and Mollie Fry were taken into custody at the federal courthouse on the same day that the White House announced the killing of Osama bin laden. Ironically it was in the shadow of bin Laden’s attack on the World Trade Center, nearly 10 years ago, that this whole fiasco started. There were about […]

Medical marijuana: Don’t believe the lies

EDITOR: The El Dorado County American Alliance for Medical Cannabis has been meeting in Garden Valley for 10 years now. We have been involved with many events as well as been involved with talks with law enforcement to help set some guidelines with regard to the possession, use and cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. We routinely bring […]

Appeal denied for pot doc, lawyer husband

A federal court of appeals upheld Monday the convictions of a Cool couple found guilty of growing and selling marijuana for themselves and others. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the convictions and five-year prison sentences of Dr. Marion P. Fry, 52, and […]

Medical pot shops could close at Tahoe

Tahoe Daily Tribune SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Ñ The city of South Lake Tahoe will pursue a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries following direction from the City Council at a recent special meeting. The council is also set to approve regulations surrounding the cultivation of medical marijuana at an Aug. 19 meeting. Three medical marijuana dispensaries […]

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