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County’s housing plan wins state approval

El Dorado County’s housing plan has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  The 2013-2021 Housing Element Update is the county’s plan for addressing the housing needs of residents of all income levels in the unincorporated areas of the county. State Housing and Community Development Assistant Deputy Director Glen Campora confirmed […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Music Circus 2014 features audience favorites

California Musical Theatre announced a varied lineup of musicals for the 2014 season of Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for what has become a Northern California summer tradition. The five-show season will include the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic “Mary Poppins,” as well as other Tony […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Governor taps Folsom residents for tech appointments

Davood Ghods, 53, of Folsom, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology. Ghods has been deputy director for enterprise information services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2012. He was information technology services director at Auriga Corporation from 2011 to 2012, senior manager […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Esther’ crowned at Lakehills Church

See these "Esther" cast members and more at the Lakehills production opening Jan. 31: Back row, from left to right: Crowned King Xerxes (Jonathan Conrad) and Mordecai Dylan Giles' third row, left to right: Queen Esther (Rachel Travis), Delaney Kelleher and Laura Parkyn; second row, left to right: Allie Allen, Hannah Verner and Holly Stone; front row, left to right: Kaylee Pippen, Audrey Allen and Alyssa Montalvo. Photo by Curtis McKenzie

Lakehills Church Youth Performing Arts Group presents “Esther,” a youth Broadway-style musical suitable for the entire family. “Esther,” music and lyrics by Marin Landry with book and lyrics by Janice Landry, is story of an orphaned Jewish girl who becomes Queen of Persia. She discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree and […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Tahoe watercraft inspection program continues to ward off invasive species

LAKE TAHOE — According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. During the 2013 boating season Tahoe Resource Conservation District watercraft inspectors performed more than 7,000 new inspections. In total, […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

County EMS and Public Health Preparedness offices move

The Emergency Medical Services Agency and Public Health Preparedness program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency have moved from 415 Placerville Drive to 2900 Fair Lane Court in Placerville (behind the county library building).  The move is expected to save the county’s general fund about $40,000 per year in lease costs. […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Silva Valley interchange project to begin

El Dorado County officials will break ground on the long-awaited Silva Valley interchange project at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9. The event at the southeast corner of Silva Valley Parkway and White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills will feature a live DJ, certificate presentations, Supervisor Ron Mikulaco serving hot dogs and the traditional […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »