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Make Halloween a fun and safe night for trick-or-treaters

Costumes, jack-‘o-lanterns, haunted house and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren’t taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: 5 vie for 3 seats

This November, five candidates are running for three positions on the Board of Trustees for El Dorado Union High School District. Three of the candidates are incumbents and two are first-time candidates. The Mountain Democrat asked each one about why they were running, what qualities a new superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Chris Hoffman should […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Michelin named to optometry board

An El Dorado Hills woman has been appointed to the California Board of Optometry. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Oct. 13 that Rachel Michelin had been appointed to the position. “I’m a public member, it’s a volunteer position,” Michelin said. The board is made up of licensed optometrists and public volunteers. The board “looks at policy […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH community mourns slain Sac deputy

Deputy Danny Oliver

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy and El Dorado County resident Danny Oliver, 47, was killed in the line of duty while investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle on Oct. 24. Oliver and another deputy approached a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a motel in the 2000 block of Arden Way around 10:30 a.m. Friday. A […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Highway 50 lane closures announced for EDH

Beginning Tuesday night, Oct. 28, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will be implementing full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Westbound closures beginning on Oct. 28 include: • Westbound lanes from Bass Lake Road to El Dorado Hills Boulevard will […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Signal Service Inc. to start annual fire code seminar

Signal Service Inc., an Amador-county based alarm and security company, hosted a seminar on Oct. 10 with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department on fire codes. The workshop was so well-received, the company has committed to holding the event annually. “Fire code is constantly changing,” said Signal’s Erin Wilson, who coordinated the event. The one-day […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lyle Eickert back to lend his expertise

Lyle Eickert

Let’s expect the best today for a better tomorrow is retired teacher and administrator Lyle Eickert’s campaign motto in his bid for a fresh start on the Buckeye Union School District’s Board of Trustees. Eickert served on the board from 1998 until 2012 and said that in his time away he’s realized there’s still value […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »