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Backroads: My sincerest gratitude

In part one of this three-part series, Backroads columnist Mike Roberts shares his frustration over trying to manage his 87-year-old mother’s declining health from afar, and how an assortment of people helped out along the way. My family has a versatile expression that describes the last half of 2011 for both my mother and I: […]

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Benefit planned for retired firefighter

The El Dorado Hills Fire District will host a spaghetti feed on Jan. 21 to benefit retired engineer Mike Logan, whose cancer has returned after being in remission since 2000. Logan was diagnosed with job-related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999, according to Fire Chief Dave Roberts. He returned to duty the following year, and ultimately retired […]

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Grace Foundation gets custody of Susanville horses

The latest development in the rescue of 56 horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville by members of the Grace Foundation of El Dorado Hills is a bankruptcy court ruling that grants the foundation legal custody of the horses, many of which are pregnant. A foundation press release called the ruling “bittersweet.” Director […]

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People Talk: What’s your favorite breakfast?

       

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Attic fire threatens EDH home

Quick response saves house An attic fire briefly threatened the home at 3305 Tea Rose Drive in the Hills of El Dorado subdivision early Monday morning. Firefighters from Station 86 on Bass Lake Road got the call at 1:46 a.m. and quickly responded, according to Battalion Chief John Niehues. They identified the source of the fire shortly […]

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Minor Christmas Eve mayhem on Green Valley Road

A Christmas Eve bicycle accident on Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills injured Caren Anne Jackson, a 48-year-old Fair Oaks woman, and Beverly Anne McInnes, 50, of Carmichael, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jasper Begay. Jackson and McInnes were bicycling westbound between Loch Way and Silva Valley Road on the right shoulder with […]

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CSD hires interim general manager

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors named Richard J. Ramirez as interim general manager in a 4-1 vote, during a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, with Director Bill Vandegrift opposing. Board President Guy Gertsch said Ramirez will evaluate and manage all district operations while the board launches a national search […]

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