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People Talk: Are you satisfied with our fire and emergency medical services?

Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills "€œI haven'€™t had to use it, thankfully, but I'm glad to know they'€™re there for us. I read about their retirements in the Village Life."

Marilyn Marcroft, El Dorado Hills “They saved my husband’s life 20 years ago … arrived in five minutes and kept him from dying. He’€™s had 20 years to see his daughter grow up and get to know his grandchildren because of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.” Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills “€œI haven’€™t had […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Board president responds to grand jury report

El Dorado Hills Fire Board President Greg Durante issued the following statement in response to the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report: “I have assigned the report to a committee and will provide a detailed response to their findings and recommendations in the next 60 days. That is our opportunity to correct misstatements and clarify district […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

2 Comments / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel takes unexplained leave

John Skeel

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel has taken an unplanned leave of absence, reportedly at the encouragement of the CSD Board of Directors. Skeel said he couldn’t discuss his leave but did call it “surprising.” He took the job in January 2011. Neither Skeel or CSD officials have returned calls, but unofficial sources […]

5 Comments / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk – What’s your opinion of Gov. Brown’s budget rejection?

David Allen, El Dorado Hills "I was surprised. He's been very no-nonsense. I'€™m waiting for what'€™s next. As an educator. I hope there'™s no cuts to school funding."

Dan Haul, El Dorado Hills “That budget didn’€™t work. Do the math. It was full of tricks. Rejecting it was right.” David Allen, El Dorado Hills “I was surprised. He’s been very no-nonsense. I’€™m waiting for what’€™s next. As an educator. I hope there’™s no cuts to school funding.” Jeri Wenger, El Dorado Hills “It’€™s […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Were you worried the world might end on May 21? What about Oct. 21?

R. Eugene Meyer, El Dorado Hills “I was amused from the beginning. Never once did I think this guy had any inside track on the fate of the world.”

(Harold Camping’s revised prediction for the end of the world)   R. Eugene Meyer, El Dorado Hills “€œI was amused from the beginning. Never once did I think this guy had any inside track on the fate of the world.” Dennis Nomer, El Dorado Hills “€œI was not worried about a cataclysmic event. What’€™s happening […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Suspended EDH fire captains exonerated after two years

Fire district faces federal lawsuit The El Dorado Hills Fire Board has reinstated Capt. Dave Merino, who spent two years on paid administrative leave along with fellow Capt. Steve Maranville for allegedly violating the district’s Non-Harassment Policy. Both captains were placed on leave when firefighter Robyn Toy, the subject of the alleged harassment, filed a […]

1 Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »