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CSD board questions Skeel’s ‘honesty and trustworthiness’

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors legal counsel Bob Thurbon issued a preliminary reaction to General Manager John Skeel’s “response to charges” delivered by Skeel and his legal team during a boisterous Aug. 23 board meeting. The response reiterates the board’s concern over Skeel’s “trustworthiness, honesty and character,” and informs the […]

14 Comments / August 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man accused of fraud

Three allegedly defrauded real estate buyers An El Dorado Hills man and two accomplices were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. Anthony Salcedo, 30, of El Dorado Hills; Sean McClendon, 45, of West Sacramento; and Anthony Williams, 44, of Carmichael; face 30 years in prison […]

No Comment / August 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supporters speak up for Skeel

Several residents and employees, current and former, spoke out at last week’s face-off between El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel and the CSD Board of Directors, who are in the process of terminating him. El Dorado Hills activist “Buzz” Nunn told the board he thought they’d lost their way. “I don’t […]

No Comment / August 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Skeel and CSD board face off

Skeel and legal team

Embattled El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel and his two lawyers appeared in the CSD gym last week to answer charges that he violated whistleblower statutes, tried to lay off his human resources manager and his assistant general manager without board approval, attempted to “sneak” a raise and hours increase for […]

23 Comments / August 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County to bring free Farmers Market to Green Valley Church

The Food Bank of El Dorado County, in partnership with California Emergency FoodLink will provide its second free Farmers Market of the season at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Green Valley Community Church in Placerville. Green Valley Community Church is located at 3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. Join us the Food Bank for […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More CSD woes: Former department manager sues

A former El Dorado Hills Community Services District department manager went public last week accusing the already battered district of wrongful termination and a basket full of inappropriate and illegal acts. Former public information officer and Support Services manager Deborah, “Debbie,” Kiley filed suit in El Dorado County Superior Court on July 29, alleging that […]

11 Comments / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation saves jobs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held Aug. 17 the board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate district physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-12 school year. “Thanks to the generosity of our community’s gifts to […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »