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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / June 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn permits suspended as of July 1

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire has signed a proclamation suspending burn permits beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1. The suspension affects all burn permits within the State Responsibility Area in Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County. This suspension does […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk – What’s your opinion of Gov. Brown’s budget rejection?

David Allen, El Dorado Hills "I was surprised. He's been very no-nonsense. I'€™m waiting for what'€™s next. As an educator. I hope there'™s no cuts to school funding."

Dan Haul, El Dorado Hills “That budget didn’€™t work. Do the math. It was full of tricks. Rejecting it was right.” David Allen, El Dorado Hills “I was surprised. He’s been very no-nonsense. I’€™m waiting for what’€™s next. As an educator. I hope there’™s no cuts to school funding.” Jeri Wenger, El Dorado Hills “It’€™s […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »