Dawn Hodson

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, […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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 […]

December 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EID Division 5 candidate Charles Smith wants to protect our water

Running for the first time to be a board member on the El Dorado Irrigation District, Division 5, is El Dorado Hills resident Charles (Chuck) Smith. A retired business executive, Smith said he is running because he loves living in this county and wants to give something back. “This is a wonderful place to live,” Smith […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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