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Set sail and solve a murder mystery aboard the SS Escape

Mystery and mayhem are on the buffet as passengers of the Saga Cruise flagship SS Escape set forth on a cruise that includes food, entertainment and an intriguing murder to solve. And you’re invited to join them for this dinner theater event written by local mystery writer and teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish and acted by a zany cast of characters called the Cordelia Smythe Players. […]

No Comment / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Planners OK Bass Lake North development

A 90-home residential development within the Bass Lake Hills Specific Plan was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Jan. 26 meeting. The 38.6 acre lot is located north of Highway 50, east of Bass Lake Road and bounded by Sienna Ridge Road to the west in El Dorado Hills. The developer, […]

No Comment / February 01, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New year comes with new laws

These are some of the new laws coming in 2017. Effective Jan. 1 Wages, hours and working conditions for agricultural workers — Currently, agricultural workers who work more than 10 hours per day must receive overtime pay at one-and-half times the regular rate of pay. This new bill, known as the Phase-In Overtime for Agricultural […]

Comments Off on New year comes with new laws / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

Comments Off on At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH fee refunds on hold

El Dorado Hills property owners who paid the Public Safety Development Impact Fee will have to wait a bit longer for promised refunds. At the Dec. 6 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton and County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi told the board refunds will be delayed as the county recently received a claim for payment from an attorney […]

Comments Off on EDH fee refunds on hold / December 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Young volunteers get lessons in compassion

Fresh faced and full of promise, Marshall Medical Center’s junior volunteers may have signed up to earn community service hours but they leave having learned a lot more about themselves and the importance of compassion. A long-standing program, Marshall’s Junior Volunteer Program invites high school students, ages 14 to 18, to give back. Some 40 students strong, annually they donate more than 3,000 […]

Comments Off on Young volunteers get lessons in compassion / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Alan Day has unfinished business

Running for a second term on the El Dorado Irrigation District board is businessman Alan Day who said there’s still unfinished business to be addressed. “Some good things have happened at EID but we still have a long way to go as far as getting our financial house in order,” he said. “That’s my primary motivation […]

Comments Off on EID Division 5 candidate Alan Day has unfinished business / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »