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Fire torches home but not family’s spirit

The first celebration in the Forrest family’s new home ended with horrific results when a fire destroyed everything in the early morning hours of July 5. A mother, father and their children literally escaped with the clothes on their backs, yet everyone feels lucky to be alive and grateful for the El Dorado Hills community’s support. The […]

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EDH Fire gets defibrillators via grant

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will purchase four AEDs for its volunteer firefighting apparatus and fireline EMT assignments thanks to an $8,000 grant awarded by WIAA Insurance Services , CITA Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. “It is critically important that as first responders we have the proper equipment needed to save victims in any situation,” […]

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Holocaust survivor to share story of survival, resilience and hope

FOLSOM — How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will share his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College. This event is open to the public. “We were not human anymore; we were totally […]

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Ponds get a reprieve

Some El Dorado County ponds won’t go dry just yet, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors decided at its July 13 meeting. As the board has sought to meet state regulations that call for a 28 percent reduction in water use, in May the directors approved revisions to EID’s Drought Action Plan that included suspending potable water […]

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Holy Trinity to host its first ordination

“I feel called to be a witness to Christ’s love in the African world,” Deacon Paul Reilly says of his decision to be ordained a Catholic priest this Saturday at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills. The ordination will mark the first time in Holy Trinity’s 23-year history the sacrament of Holy Orders has […]

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Recycling water all the rage

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

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No taking a bite out of this cake

To continue the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s 25th birthday celebration, a live birthday cake made out of succulent plants is on display next to the pavilion. Approximately 1,500 cuttings were used to create the cake, according to creator and parks staff member Aimee Nunez. “The majority of the succulents are a species called […]

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