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Students report suspicious truck near schools

Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers sent a message to parents Thursday, warning them that someone might attempt to lure their children to a vehicle “After the start of school this morning, two students at Brooks Elementary reported to the office that they had seen a light colored truck in the area of Platt […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fish and Game conservation, education volunteers wanted

California fish and Game volunteers work on a fence at Gray Lodge. DFG officials want more people to volunteer. DFG photo

The Department of Fish and Game seeks volunteers to assist with natural resource conservation and education efforts in the Redding and Sacramento areas. New participants in DFGs Natural Resource Volunteer Program will attend one of two upcoming training academies, where they will learn to work with department staff to provide community outreach, state lands monitoring, […]

No Comment / November 04, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gaines topples Republican rivals in Senate race

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The race to fill the open 1st Senate District seat is headed for a run-off election between Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley on Jan. 4. Assemblyman Gaines, R-Roseville, set the pace in Tuesday’s crowded special primary election with 32.3 percent of the vote, beating out fellow Republican candidates Roger Niello and Barbara Alby, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huber coasts to victory in Assembly District 10

ASSEMBLYWOMAN ALYSON HUBER, center, watches election night results with supporters in Rancho Cordova. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Democratic Assemblywoman Alyson Huber jumped out to a quick lead in her District 10 race Tuesday night and coasted to victory with 51 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Jack Sieglock garnered 43.5 percent as of mid-morning Wednesday. Huber gathered with supporters at Chevy’s in Gold River to watch the results roll […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rogozinski, Lowery, Hammond lead in EDHCSD race

Tony Rogozinski, right, talks with support Rich Downing at the Purple Place on election night. Rogozinski will keep his seat on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

So far it appears El Dorado Hills voters have chosen their former general manager and two strong youth sports advocates for the three open spots on the Community Services District Board of Directors. Two popular incumbents could be unseated — Justin Masters and Billy Vandegrift. Between 15,000 and 17,000 mail-in ballots, plus 1,300 provision ballots, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s race: D’Agostini tops Therkildsen, for now

Sheriff's candidate John D'Agostini, right, checks a cell phone message as supporters Ray Nutting, center, and Placerville resident Tim Mingle look on. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The county’s most contested, grueling and divisive political race has come to an end, and as of Wednesday morning John D’Agostini appears to be the voters’ choice for El Dorado County sheriff. With all precincts reporting shortly after 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, D’Agostini maintained his lead over opponent Craig Therkildsen — 51.16 percent to 48.55 percent. […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No butts about it: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

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The National Great American Smokeout, which asks smokers to give up tobacco for 24 hours in hopes that they will quit for good, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 this year. “We are encouraging anyone in El Dorado County who currently smokes to participate in the Great American Smokeout,” said Christy Kessler, supervising health […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »