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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 […]

Pure Life case: Preliminary hearing set

Kelly Chiusano and two other defendants of the Pure Life Collective marijuana dispensary will appear in a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, a judge decided on June 26. Chiusano and Summer Bradley, owners of the Pure Life Collective marijuana dispensary, along with defendants Whitney Marchand and Christopher Brown, face a seven-count complaint that […]

Crime Log: April 30-May 4

April 30 10:36 a.m. Suspect(s) forced entry into a motor home storage facility on Business Drive in Diamond Springs. Items were stolen and damage to the motor home amounted to approximately $1,000. 10:41 a.m. A 74-year-old male victim reported petty theft from a vehicle on Plateau Circle in Cameron Park. 11:36 a.m. Possession of a […]

Three arrested in CVS alcohol theft

Three people were arrested in connection to a theft of alcohol at the Cameron Park CVS store on May 15. At about 2:30 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy John Gray was flagged down by a CVS employee, a press release stated. The employee indicated that a white male adult, standing next to a red […]

Shotgun assault: Miwok chairman’s daughter arrested

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people — including Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Chairman Nicholas Fonseca’s daughter — on April 4 on Miwok land in connection to an alleged assault with a deadly weapon and a marijuana grow. Deputies responded to the 5100 block of Little Brush Ridge Road in Shingle Springs […]

Heroin found during G’town arrest

Heroin and other drugs were found during a warrant arrest in Georgetown on May 3. Deputies served a felony arrest warrant in the 5000 block of Reservoir Road at about 9:10 a.m., an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office press release stated. The subject was Lainey Porter, 28, believed to be a flight risk if contacted. […]

Pure Life arraignment hearing continued

Owners and operators of the Pure Life Collective were to be arraigned on April 27, but instead had their hearing continued to the folllowing week. Kelly Chiusano and Summer Bradley, owners of the Pure Life Collective marijuana dispensary, appeared with fellow defendants Whitney Marchand and Christopher Brown for what was scheduled as their arraignment on […]

Crime Log: March 14-16

March 14 7:59 a.m. A subject was reportedly under the influence of a controlled substance on South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs. 9:46 a.m. Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills was vandalized. Food and clothing items were stolen from a utility building and a snack bar. 11:00 a.m. Petty theft on Highway 193 […]

Crime Log: Feb. 9-11

Feb. 9 12:31 a.m. A male subject was arrested for a warrant on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park. A search of his person allegedly revealed a woman’s diamond ring that the male claimed he had no knowledge of. The ring was booked for safekeeping and this case forwarded to property crimes detectives for review. […]

Crime Log: Jan. 27-30

Jan. 27 1:05 a.m. The driver of a vehicle, Ruth Harden, 48, was allegedly found to be inpossession of marijuana on North Shingle Road in El Dorado. She was issued a citation and released on scene. 5:44 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of battery on Forni Road in Placerville. 6:17 a.m. Suspect(s) stole […]

Crime Log: Jan. 13-14

Jan. 13 5:31 a.m. A suspect allegedly delayed an investigation by refusing to follow a lawful order from a peace officer and ran across the roadway and away from deputy. The suspect was contacted on Mother Lode Drive in Diamond Springs and arrested. 8:43 a.m. A 68-year-old male victim reported the winch from his Jeep […]

AAMC holds Garden Valley meeting

The local chapter of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) announces that Dr. Beverly A. Mikuriya, owner of Cool Consultations in Cool, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 24 at the AAMC’s monthly meeting at the Marshall Grange Hall in Garden Valley. Beverly Mikuriya is the sister of the late Dr. Tod Mikuriya, who is […]

Crime Log: Nov. 20-22

Nov. 20 1:34 a.m. Deputies contacted a male and female in a suspicious vehicle parked along Highway 50 in Cameron Park.
 The male and female were arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia. 3:38 a.m. A known male attempted to steal marijuana plants from another male in Oak Hill. The male was […]

Crime Log: Oct. 18-19

Oct. 18 12:38 a.m. Domestic violence on Jasmine Circle in Bass Lake was reported. 3:08 a.m. Five subjects were arrested on Coach Lane in Cameron Park for various alleged narcotics violations. They were allegedly found manufacturing concentrated cannabis in their motel room. 7:15 a.m. A 24-year-old male was the victim of an alleged assault with […]

Crime Log: Sept. 27-29

Sept. 27 1:44 a.m. 
A subject was arrested on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs for outstanding warrants and allegedly providing false information.A second subject was arrested for alleged drug related offenses. 8:21 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a residential burglary on Ridgeview Drive in El Dorado Hills. 8:34 a.m. 
A male […]

Crime log: Sept. 4-5

Sept. 4 6:07 p.m. A backpack containing prescription pills and controlled substance paraphernalia was found during the execution of an arrest warrant on Tahoe Keys Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. Deputies allegedly determined property belonged to a local Tahoe resident. 8:28 p.m. A female located inside a vehicle on Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado […]

Big pot bust at lake

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Thursday morning when authorities served a search warrant at his Fresno Avenue home and discovered approximately 296 pounds of marijuana trimmings. Dwayne Allan Crenshaw, 36, the primary resident at 3121 Fresno Ave., was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and manufacture […]

Crime Log: July 18-20

July 18 2:23 p.m. A burglary was reported on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. 3:15 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unoccupied residence on Braden Road in Camino in the daytime by removing a window screen and took items. 3:22 p.m. Special Enforcement Detail deputies arrested a male subject on Dusty Lane in Oak Hill […]

Crime Log: May 29-June 1

May 29 1:09 a.m. Jedediah Totty, 33, was arrested on Snows Road in Camino for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. 1:51 a.m. Yvette Rodriguez, 52, and Victoria Orovitz, 54, were arrested on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs for alleged possession of narcotic paraphernalia. 3:15 a.m. 
A victim was at a […]

Ordinance fix lets medical pot shops stay open

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors resolved a glitch in the September 2013 ordinance that prohibits further establishment of medical marijuana distribution facilities. As written, Ordinance 4999 would seem to prevent any of the five local medicinal cannabis shops from keeping their doors open. May 13 Supervisors Norma Santiago, Ron Briggs, Ray Nutting and […]

Crime Log: April 28-30

April 28 7:50 a.m. A victim reported a burglary from her locked vehicle on Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Nothing was taken and the driver side window was broken. 8:53 a.m. A subject allegedly stole bank cards from Mount Aukum Road in Mount Aukum and then used them without permission. A subject also stole […]

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 […]


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