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$61 million sheriff’s facility gets go-ahead

The proposed sheriff's public safety facility will cover 12 acres plus a 7-acre solar farm (at an additional cost). Facility features include a shooting range and morgue.
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The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward on an approximately $61 million public safety facility, voting 4-1 during a special meeting July 11. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the project saying that financial analysis to date is insufficient. Sheriff’s Department staff and volunteers packed the board chambers to standing room only and vigorously […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Slip renters, McClintock fume over water policies

Folsom Lake boat slip renters must pull their boats out of the water Aug. 5, far earlier than expected. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Until the drought began five years ago, Folsom Lake Marina operator at Brown’s Ravine Ken Christensen said it was typical for boats to stay in rented slips until October, with 5 mph signs posted through December. For the past few years 675 slip renters have had to pull their boats out of the water well […]

9 Comments / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Art Patterson named Veteran of the Year

Ponte Palmero CEO Greg Kasner, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn,                                                                                                                                     Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Veteran of the Year Art Patterson and Pete Conaty with the Department of Veteran Affairs, left to right, pose for a photo during the Legislature's event honoring veterans. Courtesy photo

Arthur “Art” Patterson of El Dorado County was recently named Veteran of the Year for the 6th Assembly District by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills. Patterson served in the military for 23 years, two years in the Army and 21 years in the Air Force. He was 17 years old when he joined the military by asking […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Department honors Fallen Dallas officers

The recent shooting deaths of several Dallas officers sent shock waves through the law enforcement community and the country. The Dallas police chief and mayor scheduled a moment of silence at noon in the Central Time Zone Friday and they were joined by law enforcement offices all over the country, including El Dorado County. Sheriff D’Agostini honored […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Paws up for Silver Award project

Troop 1879 Girl Scout Juniors Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, Ryan Cummings, Christina Lindblom and Emma Wise, left to right, recently earned the Silver Award, the highest award Girl Scout Juniors can receive, by sprucing up the dog park in Community Park. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The animal lovers who make up El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Troop 1879 knew they wanted their Silver Award community service project to involve animals, so they worked with staff at Community Park to make the dog park a more enjoyable place for their four-legged friends to play. The girls, including Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, […]

Comments Off / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters earns award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Executive Director Brenda Frachiseur, BBBS board member Josh Morgan, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and BBBS Development Manager Laurie Heyman, left to right, celebrate the nonprofit's award. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- El Dorado Hills, recently named Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Non-Profit of the Year for Assembly District 6. “I am honored to name Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County as Non-Profit of the Year. The work they have done for the children and community is […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »