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Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Open house for General Plan amendment and Zoning Ordinance update this week

The county of El Dorado Community Development Agency, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The RDEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county’s CEQA guidelines. It consists of portions of the DEIR […]

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Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

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Gun range pitched on tribal land

Jackie Neau said she didn’t mind the noise so much. She’s more concerned with getting shot. Neau, a representative of the Friends of El Dorado Trail, shared her concerns with El Dorado County Supervisors on Feb. 24 regarding a proposed outdoor shooting range on tribal land just off Shingle Springs Drive in Shingle Springs. She was […]

1 Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Speechwriter to headline PHS Foundation event

Matt Cox

The phone rings at midnight and it’s Gov. Schwarzenegger, telling you he needs a breakfast speech by 7 a.m. — and it had better be good. Most would give up in defeat, but not Matt Cox, who for five years was at the other end of that midnight phone call and was basically on-call 24/7, answerable […]

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RUSD finalizes Bass Lake purchase

After months of speculation, on Feb. 20 Rescue Union School District formally purchased Bass Lake and 58 surrounding acres of land for $300,000 from El Dorado Irrigation District. The 150-acre sale includes Sellwood Field and a 30-acre maintenance yard, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart said the school district transferred the yard back to EID in […]

3 Comments / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man drives into lake at Brown’s Ravine

A man died after he apparently intentionally drove his vehicle into Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine Marina on Feb. 17. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that when Folsom Lake employees arrived for work, they saw a man sitting inside a vehicle parked on a boat ramp, facing the water. Shortly after, employees saw it […]

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