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Town Center apartments approved

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave the final go ahead for a 250-unit apartment complex in El Dorado Hills at its Dec. 2 meeting. To be built by Stockton-based developer Economou/Spanos, the apartment complex will be constructed on a 4.5-acre lot in Town Center. Opposed by some in the community because of the project’s density and impact on […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation gives more

The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved another round of grants brought to the directors by the El Dorado Hills Cabinet for the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund, the South Lake Tahoe Cabinet for the South Lake Tahoe Endowment, the Foundation Grants Committee for the Endow El Dorado Fund and the Veterans Services Commission for their Welcome […]

Comments Off / December 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sites, vans, drivers needed for homeless

Being homeless when the sun is shining and the temperatures are in the 80s is one thing; being homeless when it’s snowing or raining and the temperatures are in the 30s is a whole other thing. For the past six years, faith-based organizations around El Dorado County have collaborated to provide nomadic shelters from November […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on big maintenance project

“We have to start fixing facilities … The walls are crumbling around us.” — District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Nov. 13, 2014 El Dorado County Government Buildings A and B need a major overhaul. Built in 1975, the 82,000 square feet of space houses 18 government departments including the Board of Supervisors, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

It’s official: Knight a Los Rios Trustee

John Knight

Shortly after the Nov. 4 election, Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 3, candidate John Knight said he was “cautiously optimistic” about his apparent win. The El Dorado Hills resident and former El Dorado County District 1 supervisor was ahead by 150 votes. As provisional ballots were counted, the lead slimmed but […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes place ‘purple petition’ on November 2016 ballot

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to forward a measure regarding local land use to the next statewide election scheduled for November 2016. The board chambers were nearly full for a special meeting Nov. 21 to hear arguments for and against adoption of  “Initiative 5 Retain El Dorado County’s Current Zoning and […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »