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Hot tamale! Scouts launch tasty fundraiser

By Devin McDonald Scouts from El Dorado Hills Venturing Crew 454, a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America, are selling delicious, fresh tamales to help raise funds to attend Philmont Scout Ranch this summer. Philmont, located in New Mexico, is a 137,000-acre Scout camp famous for its rugged mountain backpacking; it is considered […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD set to discuss assessment overcharge claims

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District was the subject of a recent newspaper article regarding assessments for the Wild Oaks Park Lighting and Landscape Assessment District wherein resident activist John Everett claimed the CSD overcharged residents. Upon request of the CSD board’s Administration and Finance committee, CSD finance office staff, assessment engineer, and legal counsel, have reviewed the formation […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad makes the grade at CHP academy

Officer Brian Guthrie

Brian Guthrie of Placerville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Hayward area office. Cadet training included vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, apprehension and arrest of suspected violators, including those who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Training also included traffic control, report […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Testimony: Mittelman said he hugged ex-wife after he shot her

A trio of law enforcement professionals took the stand last Wednesday in an El Dorado County courtroom to offer new information in suspected killer Steven Howard Mittelman’s case. Mittelman, 55, is charged with the first degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman, 63. The victim’s body was discovered June 17, 2010, by sheriff’s deputies in […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Keep your kitchen sink ‘FOG’ free

Turkey Day is just around the corner, and El Dorado Irrigation District officials encourage you to keep your sink fat-free this holiday season. Throughout the year, and especially during the holidays, people pour the byproducts of cooking down the sink drain. Fats, cooking oils and grease (FOG) can coat and clog pipes and cause sewer […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park visionaries support walkable downtown, green energy

THEY LOVE FOUNTAINS — Steve and Nadine Petty both reach to put their dots on the fountain option. Along with a majority of other dot-stickers, they voted for fountains and sculptures in future Cameron Park parks and public areas. Photo by Roberta Long

If a community is defined by what it is not, you will hear Cameron Park residents say, “We’re not Placerville and we’re not El Dorado Hills.” The community has had a strong sense of identity since Larry and Ruth Cameron purchased the 5,000-acre ranch in the 1950s. The sign on Cameron park Drive says it best, […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Super Scout

Eagle Scout Joshua Michael

HONORED — Joshua Michael, 14, received the rank of Eagle Scout last month after completing an awareness project at the Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The Scout with Troop 645 in El Dorado Hills installed an information kiosk to increase awareness of the cemetery and the plight of the Negro Hill graves. Joshua also participated in […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »