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Animal Services fees going up

El Dorado County Animal Services has not increased its fees in several years. Animal Services proposed a number of fee increases during a Feb. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing, where they were passed and will go into effect April 1. Not all of Animal Services fees were recommended for an increase, […]

No Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

RecycleBank whats and wherefores

You’ve heard it was coming. Now it’s here. State and local officials were out in force Saturday at Nugget Market to kick off RecycleBank, the innovative program that lets El Dorado Hills families turn their recycling into points redeemable at local stores and restaurants. RecycleBank is a joint effort between the El Dorado Hills Community […]

2 Comments / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Goat Man’ bank robber pleads guilty

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing several banks throughout the region, including two in El Dorado County. John Raymond Porter, 43, the “Goat-Man Bandit,” pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice. According to court documents, Porter pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies in total between 2008 […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Heritage Preservation League honors three

RAILROAD WORKERS DON'T RETIRE, THEY VOLUNTEER: Richard Hulbert was honored by the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom. He volunteers as chief mechanic and volunteer trainer for the Folsom El Dorado Sacramento Historic Railroad Association. Hulbert worked for Southern Pacific. Courtesy photo

Train expert Richard Hulbert, former Folsom Chamber of Commerce CEO Roger Zittel and the Baker family were honored for their contributions to preserving Folsom’s history at the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom’s meeting on Jan. 31. Richard Hulbert Hulbert received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in preserving local and regional railroad history […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Washington, D.C. — Health advocates from El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition joined 2,800 substance abuse prevention leaders from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions (CADCA) of America’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum. The forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses […]

No Comment / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tea Party Patriots in El Dorado Hills hear Assembly candidates

By Moses Breuer Last Wednesday night six of eight candidates running for the state’s 4th Assembly District seat took the chance to introduce themselves at a Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Holiday Inn in El Dorado Hill’s Town Center. The election to fill the seat vacated by now Sen. Ted Gaines is scheduled for […]

No Comment / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »