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Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

Comments Off on Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Go green for 4-H

It’s a bit early for St. Patrick’s Day, but whether you are a leprechaun or not, you can be green, be healthy, have fun and help support local 4-H youth programs all at the same time on Saturday, March 7. The brainchild of five members of the 4-H Leadership Team — Alana Cardinalli, Brook Haynes, […]

Comments Off on Go green for 4-H / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bill Warns joins the century club

What’s the secret to living to 100 years old? Bill Warns had to think about it for a minute and then said, “Drink water … no whiskey and no cigarettes.” Thursday, Bill joins the century club. He was born on Feb. 26, 1915, in Illinois and grew up on a farm in the Prairie State […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

McClintock talks politics with residents

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, hosted a town hall meeting inside Oak Ridge’s theater last Wednesday night. The intimate setting allowed for 90 minutes of genuine dialogue between the Congressman and the nearly 200 El Dorado Hills residents in attendance. “We have to go back to basic principles,” McClintock said, spending the first few minutes […]

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Humble green thumb honored at parklet’s dedication

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District dedicated the new Tam O’Shanter parklet to El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner and his late wife last Friday morning. Since 1988 Miner has single-handedly beautified nine acres of open space behind his home, planting and maintaining a buffer of trees between St. Andrew’s Village and Stonegate subdivisions […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

And the award goes to …

Forget the Oscars, the real awards celebration took place Thursday night as the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce honored exceptional local businesses and community members. Awards presented Ambassador of the Year — Trish Tratos Home-Based Business of the Year — Carrera Productions Start-Up Business of the Year — Gold Country Run + Sport Small […]

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New undersheriff in town

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »