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Take precautions around the water this spring

Cold temperatures, swift currents common Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the California Department of Boating and Waterways and California State Parks warn outdoor recreationists to take precautions this spring season. This year’s abundant snowfall and spring snowmelt will result in swift and cold river flows that can create treacherous conditions for all recreationists — waders, […]

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

Finding relief from seasonal allergies

Dr. Asha K. Desai

The weather has teased us this year with early glimpses of spring doused by fierce wind and rain. For those who suffer from allergies and asthma, the challenge started early with trees and plants in full bloom. As we move through the season, 35 million Americans will experience allergies. Mercy Folsom affiliated board certified allergist, Asha […]

1 Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County redistricting maps available

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado County’s redistricting map alternatives are now available for public review and comment. The California Election Code requires boards of supervisors to approve supervisorial district boundaries following each federal decennial census so that districts are nearly equal in population. The U.S. Census Bureau now estimates El Dorado County’s population at 181,058, an increase […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watchdogs howl for open meetings

El Dorado Irrigation District officials have agreed to let the public sit in on previously closed meetings of a Redistricting Advisory Committee tasked with recommending boundary alignments to the five El Dorado Irrigation District divisions. The shift toward greater transparency in the redistricting process came as a result of a contentious Community Council meeting in El […]

No Comment / April 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you think about the possible departure of the Kings?

Wally Jukes, Latrobe "I watched them play their hearts out for three quarters and then lose in the fourth for years. This really isn't much different."

Dan Russell, Folsom “Of course it’s sad to see Sacramento lose a pro team, but I think we went overboard to try to keep them. A pro team shouldn’t rely on city funding. The Maloofs can afford this.” Ed Spellacy, El Dorado Hills “The entire region needed to do more. The Kings weren’t a strictly […]

No Comment / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver murder trial to begin next month

Barring any major changes, the murder trial of Steven Paul Colver is expected to begin in less than one month. The 20-year-old Colver, who appeared briefly in an El Dorado County Superior Courtroom earlier this month, is accused of helping his teenage girlfriend plot and carry out the 2009 murder of her mother. But after […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills man, mother enter guilty pleas

An El Dorado Hills man and his mother pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and concealing a felony, according a Department of Justice news release. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that Anthony Portillo, 41, pleaded guilty a day earlier to money laundering while Portillo’s mother, Betty Gracia, 61, pleaded guilty to concealing a […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »