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Sheriff’s Dept. collecting old medication

Sheriff John D’Agostini will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, promoted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, by setting up collection stations on Saturday, Oct. 26. Many households may have unused or expired drugs and medications in their medicine cabinet. These drugs can become a safety hazard, placing children, teenagers and other […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County, Measure Y Committee in gridlock

To help the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors make informed decisions, county staff responded Sept. 30 to the Measure Y Committee’s earlier presentation regarding growth and subsequent traffic in El Dorado County. During the August presentation, former District 4 supervisor and co-creator of Measure Y Bill Center argued approving new housing developments before solving […]

5 Comments / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID race, Division 2: Greg Prada wants to keep EID from sinking

EID board candidate Greg Prada

Running in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 2 is Greg Prada who lives in Cameron Park. His campaign website is prada4ratepayers.org. While declining to say his age, the county recorder listed his age as 63. That same bio describes him as having been the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of […]

No Comment / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue parents schooled in Common Core

Last Tuesday parents were invited to an information night at Marina Village Middle School to learn more about the imminent shift to Common Core curriculum and how to best help their children at home. Nancy Brownell, senior fellow at the California State Board of Education and a former Rescue School District board member, led the […]

1 Comment / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gaines eyes insurance commissioner post

Sen. Ted Gaines

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, recently announced his candidacy for California insurance commissioner. “The insurance commissioner should work to protect consumers, keep rates low, and make it easier for companies to hire and retain workers,” Gaines said. Gaines noted that under its current leadership, the California Department of Insurance has become a hostile bureaucracy that is […]

1 Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosting dinner for thieves

Tickets are now on sale for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit group’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities. “Thieves In The Temple” will have a bit of an “Indiana Jones”/”Lara Croft Tomb Raider”/ “The Mummy: feel to it. Placerville’s Old Town Grill […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County begins eminent domain action on Silva Valley property

El Dorado County Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire one parcel in El Dorado Hills needed for the Silva Valley Parkway interchange. Recommended by the county’s Transportation Division of the Community Development Agency, the resolution opens the process based on the determination that the project represents the “greatest […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »