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People Talk: Are you satisfied with our fire and emergency medical services?

Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills "€œI haven'€™t had to use it, thankfully, but I'm glad to know they'€™re there for us. I read about their retirements in the Village Life."

Marilyn Marcroft, El Dorado Hills “They saved my husband’s life 20 years ago … arrived in five minutes and kept him from dying. He’€™s had 20 years to see his daughter grow up and get to know his grandchildren because of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.” Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills “€œI haven’€™t had […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Board president responds to grand jury report

El Dorado Hills Fire Board President Greg Durante issued the following statement in response to the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report: “I have assigned the report to a committee and will provide a detailed response to their findings and recommendations in the next 60 days. That is our opportunity to correct misstatements and clarify district […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

2 Comments / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Be cool, urges state health director

SACRAMENTO – With the arrival of summer and hot weather upon us, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, encourages California residents to follow these top-10 helpful tips to stay safe this summer: 1. Reduce exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest, and […]

No Comment / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Budget cuts close Folsom library’s doors

Folsom Public Library’s Norman R. Siefkin branch library at Vista del Lago High School will be closed beginning July 1. Closure of the joint-use library is the result of a loss in state library funding, continuing decline in the city’s General Fund revenues, and Folsom Cordova Unified School District’s fiscal challenges. The closure is part […]

No Comment / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Be the Voice’ for Habitat

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its first singing competition with a $1,000 prize going to the winner. “Be The Voice” is a singing competition that begins on Facebook where anyone older than 13 can submit an audition video before July 25. Contestants then help to promote their video by getting their Facebook […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Folsom Fire Safe Council wants you ‘Ready – Set – Go’

FOLSOM — 2011 is shaping up nationwide to be a powerful wildfire season. With that in mind the Folsom Fire Safe Council, in conjunction with the Folsom Fire Department, is launching a wildfire preparedness campaign: “Ready – Set – Go.”  Folsom is one of the first communities in the Sacramento region to launch this new […]

No Comment / June 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »