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Mik running for Assembly

Ron Mikulaco

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman and District 1 representative Ron “Mik” Mikulaco has officially declared his candidacy for the California State Assembly District 6 seat. Mikulaco hopes to replace termed-out Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, who moved to El Dorado Hills last year and is running for Mikulaco’s District 1 supervisor seat. “The challenges we face as […]

2 Comments / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CAO contract details questioned

El Dorado County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs’ contract is getting a closer look after county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn questioned whether its language follows California Public Employees Retirement System requirements. “Based on my limited review of PERS law and limited review of the CAO’s contract, it appears that the county has been violating PERS law,” Harn […]

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Ponderosa coach arrested

Shane O'Rourke

Ponderosa water polo Coach Shane O’Rourke, 22, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with high school students, El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced last week. The criminal investigation was launched after the school resource officer received information on Jan. 26 that O’Rourke was possibly having an improper relationship with a student […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Suspect on the run caught

A manhunt that began in Amador County ended with the arrest of Shannon Lee Henson, 37, in Pilot Hill Thursday afternoon. The Shingle Springs man was caught near Salmon Falls Road after he hid at a vacant property, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. The pursuit started around 4:37 a.m. when Amador County officers attempted […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marshall executive gets regional council position

T Abraham

SACRAMENTO – The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California has named an experienced hospital director and government relations executive as the new regional vice president for the North Bay, Northern Sierra and Redwood Coast sections. William T Abraham, who goes by “T”, is a founding member of the El Dorado Hills Government Relations Committee […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire contracts for outside review

It took a couple meetings to come to agreement, but the El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors approved a contract for a three-part comprehensive review of the district. The contested issue was the selection of a contractor to prepare the district’s community risk assessment, standards of cover and a facilities master plan. On Sept. 15, 2015, […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID’s water rates go up next month

Despite objections from a large crowd of ratepayers, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved rate increases that go into effect Feb. 1. Voted on at the Jan. 11 meeting was a 5 percent increase in potable and recycled water rates this year; a 5 percent increase in potable, wastewater and recycled water in 2017; a 4 percent increase […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »