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Hands4Hope boutique keeps hundreds warm

Last October, local elementary schools, including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom, participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive. Students took action and donated more than 4,000 warm necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats — and other items. Oak Ridge High School washed and […]

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Sky’s the limit for brothers in med school

The Vaught brothers are not only officers and gentlemen, they’re both in medical school while on active duty. The middle of three sons, Brian, 26, decided on the path he and younger brother Eric, 23, would both take first. Their parents, Dave and Marjorie Vaught of El Dorado Hills, said the 2006 Oak Ridge graduate […]

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Supervisors OK schedule for General Plan update

While not as dramatic as establishing a committee, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a recommended schedule for staff and consultant work on a General Plan Biological Resource Policy Update. Based on ensuring consistency of the General Plan with state law, the first element of the project is to re-design the county’s Oak […]

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Murder mystery

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder last week but details remain scarce. Eric Mehlmauer, 57, was arrested on Jan. 15; Ronald Garcia, 53, and Brian Daly, 31, were arrested on Jan. 16. They are currently in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville and being held without bail. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

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Hands4Hope asks for haunting help

Hands4Hope is in the process of determining whether to move forward with a 2015 Haunted House. The local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach has created and hosted a haunted house nearly every year in El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The Haunted House is […]

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UPDATED: Woman killed in EDH; suspect arrainged

Anderson Swift

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an apparent robbery gone wrong outside 36 Handles Irish Pub shortly after midnight on Jan. 7. Shooting suspect Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland is being held in the El Dorado County Jail without bail. He was arraigned on multiple charges, including murder, Friday. Swift allegedly tried to rob Khrista Ibarolle, […]

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Supes begin year with budget woes, data shortcomings

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors greeted the new year with a large measure of concern over the county’s finances. To make matters worse, the actual data are somewhat clouded and difficult to ascertain because of old computer systems and programs that cannot provide real-time information. During a scheduled budget update at the board’s […]

2 Comments / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »