When a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless, the international disaster relief organization ShelterBox delivered aid to alleviate the misery of families in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. A ShelterBox Response Team was dispatched on Jan. 13 and 930 ShelterBoxes were […]
Do you care about the plight of the homeless people in El Dorado County? Do you wish there were more housing and services to help people who truly want help? Are you frustrated with inadequate funding that doesn’t meet the needs of our community? For a single night during the last 10 days of January, […]
SACRAMENTO — Friday, Jan. 14, is the first day to preorder Girl Scout Cookies for the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie season. Girl Scouts ages 5 to 17 will call friends and family and walk door-to-door to take Girl Scout Cookie preorders. If you don’t get a call or a knock on the door don’t worry; […]
The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Brooks Elementary 5th-grader Gabe Stribik as Student of the Month. Wednesday morning Gabe and his family attended Rotary’s breakfast meeting, where his teacher Heidi MCFarlin praised Gabe’s efforts in the classroom. In addition to a plaque, Gabe received a $100 savings bond for his academic excellence.
El Dorado Hills Fire District Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb will become interim chief when outgoing Chief Brian Veerkamp steps down Jan. 19. The decision was announced before a packed house at a special Jan. 5 board meeting, and allays concerns of firefighters and administrators — many of whom were present — that the board would […]
Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]
Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]