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Cal Fire stresses preparedness due to lack of rain

SACRAMENTO — An early increase in fire activity has Cal Fire looking at the lack of rainfall as an indicator of a potentially higher fire threat this summer. Since the beginning of the year, Cal Fire has responded to 680-plus wildfires, which is more than 200 over the average for this time of year. “Our firefighters […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Run for Courage going strong, expands

Local non-profit continues to successfully combat human trafficking This May marks three years since Run For Courage Inc. began in El Dorado Hills. The mission: Raise funds and awareness to combat human trafficking. In the past three years Run For Courage has raised more than $300,000, which has benefitted multiple programs focused on restoring victims of […]

No Comment / April 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cal Fire to begin inspections

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire will begin Defensible Space Inspections on Monday, April 29, in both Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County. “Hopefully people have been working on their defensible space this spring as it has been a relatively dry one” said AEU Chief Kelly Keenan. ”With the […]

No Comment / April 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Anderson awarded CIF scholarship

Haley Anderson

LODI — The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section announced $33,800 in scholarships were awarded to 48 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. The award, named after former Section and State CIF President A. Dale Lacky, recognizes the top male and […]

No Comment / April 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Contractor sting nabs 11

SACRAMENTO – A citation for unlicensed contracting was the last birthday present one unlicensed operator expected when he submitted a bid for a painting job at an El Dorado Hills undercover sting house on Saturday, April 20, Conducted by the Contractors State License Board’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team, with assistance from the El Dorado County […]

No Comment / April 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake Crossing lane closed for repairs

FOLSOM — One westbound lane of Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed beginning through July 1 to repair a drainage canal near the bridge. One of the westbound lanes of Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed to vehicle traffic weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The closed lane, which includes the westbound bicycle lane, will be […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Elder Options celebrates 25 years

Elder Options Inc., with corporate offices in Placerville, is gearing up for a May 1 event celebrating 25 years in business. The company was created in May 1988 by Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC in response to the growing population of older adults in El Dorado County. Begun as a home-based, one-person business by Heape, Elder […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »