30, Oct 2014 - El Dorado, CA Calif. to vote on lighter penalties to relieve prisons
By Michael B. Marois, Bloomberg California voters are being asked to lighten criminal penalties for low-level drug possession and nonviolent thefts such as shoplifting, to help ease crowding in the state’s prisons. Support for the ballot initiative is uniting billionaires on opposite ends of the political spectrum, from financier George Soros and Netflix Inc. Chief […]
09, Oct 2014 - Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz man charged with intentionally igniting King Fire
A 37-year-old Santa Cruz man has been arrested and accused of starting the King Fire, a massive blaze that's still burning out of control in Northern California, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office. According to a criminal complaint, Wayne Allen Huntsman "willfully and maliciously set fire to…forest land in and around Pollock Pines." The King Fire is threatening more ...
08, Oct 2014 - Santa Cruz man accused of King Fire arson pleads not guilty
A Santa Cruz man who is accused of maliciously causing a massive wildfire that's been raging out of control in Northern California since Saturday pleaded not guilty to arson on Friday. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court before returning to jail, where he is being held on $10 million bail. The King Fire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought ...