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Home invasion: Elderly couple battered, shot

A home invasion in Diamond Springs late Tuesday ended Wednesday morning with an elderly couple seriously injured. El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from one of the victims at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that she and her husband had been held hostage since before midnight, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

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Reindeer mischief prompts display removal

A minor act of vandalism of Christmas decorations was reported in El Dorado Hills over the holiday. According to Mike Root, who owns a home on Phillip Court, eight or nine wire reindeers on his front lawn were twice moved and then rearranged in R-rated positions. He said the first time it happened was a week before […]

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Kipuke to represent as student trustee

Omba Kipuke

You want ideas? Omba Kipuke has plenty of ideas for engaging his fellow students of the Los Rios Community College District in the “community” of community college. How about a food drive to stock a pantry with non-perishable items for needy Los Rios students? How about a student-led fundraiser for the district’s vital Student Emergency […]

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Young artists share fire safe message

Fourth-grader Matthew Medina holds up his winning poster with EDH firefighters Brian Wilkey, Brenton Warren, Brian Bresnahan and Ryan Bennett, left to right. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to Petra Subakti and Matthew Medina, whose artistic fire safe messages won over the judges during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s annual poster contest. The National Fire Protection Administration theme for 2014 was “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”  The two winners were chosen from all of El Dorado Hills’ elementary schools. […]

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EDSO warns of jury duty scam

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a potential new phone scam. An elderly citizen called EDSO after a caller claimed that the resident and a family member had warrants for missing a jury summons, an EDSO press release stated. The caller demanded that money for bail be paid within 10 minutes or […]

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Supes consider how to find voice of the ‘silent majority’

Gathering and gauging public “input” can be costly and cumbersome, and the input received may not accurately represent the local community. El Dorado County supervisors reviewed a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government at their Dec. 16 meeting. Developed by the Crowdbrite company in San Francisco, the various products include […]

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Break Free partners with 3Strands Global

Merger aims to end human trafficking  SACRAMENTO — 3Strands Global, an organization dedicated to raising funds, building awareness and providing jobs and education to fight human trafficking, recently announced its merger with Break Free Inc. – The Race to End Human Trafficking (formerly Run For Courage), an El Dorado Hills-based nonprofit. The organization provides human trafficking education in high schools, middle schools and […]

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