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Frightening Alzheimer’s projections

Alzheimer’s disease was identified in 1906. Medical science can’t identify the cause, has few treatments, no cure and struggles to diagnose it. “It’s the sixth leading cause of death and we can’t even diagnose it without an autopsy,” said Wanda Demarest, who runs the county Senior Day Care Center. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 […]

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Senior Day Care provides hope and respite

The greatest generation suffers Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic maladies in unprecedented numbers. Caring for them places extraordinary demands on their families and the public health system. The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center provides treatment for chronically ill seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and allows them to live […]

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State Responsibility Areas in El Dorado Hills

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half the exuburban community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant nothing to residents. But that changed with the enactment of the state Fire Prevention Fee on parcels […]

1 Comment / March 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire fee could threaten mutual aid

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts worries that the state Fire Prevention Fee will threaten the effectiveness of California’s vaunted Mutual Aid System, which plays out locally as a cross-boundary chess game of move ups, coverage and “auto-aid” (closest resource) responses overseen by Cal Fire’s Camino Command Center. The fee effectively played the one […]

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Josh Anderson basketball court opens

John Anderson spun the basketball in his hands, bounced it once, looked up at the rim and drained a 15-foot jump shot, evoking a cheer from the friends and family who gathered last week for the opening of his brother Josh’s memorial. It was arguably the first official bucket at the Josh Anderson Memorial basketball […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Possible fire fee reprieve for some EDH residents

More than 1,300 El Dorado Hills parcels currently subject to the state Fire Prevention Fee would be exempt in the 2014 billing according to Cal Fire maps recently posted on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s website. The maps propose transitioning several neighborhoods from state to local responsibility areas effective July 1, 2013. The proposed map […]

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New ladder truck is a utility player

Firefighters stand in the new Truck 85 bucket, which can go 100 feet in the air. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire District took delivery of a replacement ladder truck last week. Following a year of evaluation, the district spent $1.085 million on a near-new Sutphen “quint” ladder truck, purchased with reserve funds, according to District CFO Connie Bair. Chief Dave Roberts said he hopes to get 20 years of service out […]

2 Comments / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »