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Burn permits required May 1

CAMINO — Every debris burn escape is a threat to people, property and natural resources, Cal Fire officials remind residents. They recently announces that effective May 1, burn permits will be required to burn yard debris. “In 2012, 23 percent of all wildfires in the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire were caused by residential debris […]

No Comment / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan spikers get payback on Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys volleyball program hosted intra-county rival Oak Ridge Wednesday evening, falling 3-1 to the Trojans, 25-14, 32-30, 20-25, 26-24. For Oak Ridge, the victory was retribution of sorts for the loss it suffered to the Bruins last month — a four-set win Ponderosa couldn’t duplicate. “The heart was there […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 18-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike April 18: Vandalism was reported in the Blackstone Community. Fruitful search  April 19: Deputies arrested a 30-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman following a probation search of their Busselton Way apartment. On suspect was arrested on suspicion of possession ammunition and drug […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cal Fire stresses preparedness due to lack of rain

SACRAMENTO — An early increase in fire activity has Cal Fire looking at the lack of rainfall as an indicator of a potentially higher fire threat this summer. Since the beginning of the year, Cal Fire has responded to 680-plus wildfires, which is more than 200 over the average for this time of year. “Our firefighters […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Run for Courage going strong, expands

Local non-profit continues to successfully combat human trafficking This May marks three years since Run For Courage Inc. began in El Dorado Hills. The mission: Raise funds and awareness to combat human trafficking. In the past three years Run For Courage has raised more than $300,000, which has benefitted multiple programs focused on restoring victims of […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Be aware of the need for disability insurance

John Zezini

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when consider the following: • Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration. • At age 42, you are […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Can you imagine me being the pope?

I thought about trying to be elected as the new Pope. My qualifications for this calling might have been challenged by the cardinals and anyone else who knows me. • I am old enough to be the Pope, and I did attend Catechism classes as a youngster with my friend, Dominic Chavez. Giving speeches is […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »