New Assistant District Attorney for Nevada County appointed |

New Assistant District Attorney for Nevada County appointed

Joe Alexander has been appointed the new Assistant District Attorney for Nevada County. Alexander graduated from UC Davis, King Hall School of Law in 1998 and has been a prosecutor ever since, first with Sacramento County and then for the last 15 years with El Dorado County. He has prosecuted a variety of serious and violent felony cases. In 2010, Alexander helped secure a death penalty verdict for the murder of CHP Officer Douglas “Scott” Russell. In 2013 he was named the Prosecutor of the Year by the Area II California Narcotics Officers Association. Most recently, Alexander has been the lead attorney for the El Dorado County Special Victim’s Unit, responsible for the supervision of attorneys who prosecute domestic violence, child molestation and adult sexual assault cases. He also led the “cold case” murder team. Alexander has served as the coach for the UC Davis National Mock Trial Team and as President of the El Dorado County Criminal Attorneys Association.

Gold Country Stage free fare days

​Gold Country Stage will provide free fares on all routes Thursday through Saturday, May 26-28. The free service is funded through a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

All routes will be operating their normal schedules, days and times from 5:50 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For people attending the Strawberry Music Festival, the Route 3 fairgrounds bus stop on Brighton Street provides access for travel to and from the event on an hourly basis.

Bus schedules are available in the Gold Country Stage Rider’s Guide, or call the office at 530-477-01013, ext. 0 for travel planning information.

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