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New grand jury sworn in

The Honorable Dylan Sullivan presided over the swearing in of El Dorado County’s 2015-16 Grand Jury and filed the formal notice June 25. This year’s jury includes the following, plus several alternate members: Kenneth Cater, Richard Coffin, Hal Erpenbeck, Dan Kelly, James Kern, Peter Marty, Thomas Orth, Jeanne Ott, Roger Pickler, Rodney Pimental, Debbie Rice, Julie Ryan, Jan Sawyer, Thomas Simpson, George Turnboo, Richard White, Gatha Willyard, Laura Anne Winston and Colleen […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope’s second annual School Supply Drive, benefiting local children in need, launches July 11. Many local children do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2015­-16 school year. Last year, Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to conduct a school supply drive to benefit students in need, grades kindergarten […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arrest leads to more fireworks

Evan Lyons

A man suspected of using illegal fireworks reportedly spat on and threatened a deputy and his family following the suspect’s arrest on July 4 in El Dorado Hills. At 11 p.m. that night a deputy heard what sounded like fireworks near the El Dorado Hills Library, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff wants unwanted prescriptions

From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, El Dorado County residents have a great opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription drug take-back day during which residents can bring unwanted medications in pill or liquid form to […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH boy fires deputy’s lost gun

A 10-year-old El Dorado Hills boy accidentally discharged an off-duty police officer’s 9 mm pistol while playing on the field at West Coast Airsoft Park in Plymouth, Amador County, on June 29. “Thinking it was a dropped airsoft pistol, he picked it up on the playing field and discharged it, luckily not striking himself, the […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Stay cool: Tips to beat the heat

With high temperatures forecast this week, El Dorado County Public Health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions to protect themselves. “Individuals should drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado County Health Officer. “The elderly, very young and […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mexican delegation eyes county business

A delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico, visited El Dorado County in late June to understand what the county has to offer by way of manufacturing, agriculture and tourism with the hopes of building relationships and potential business opportunities. The visit marked the first international delegation to El Dorado County. Visitors included Arnoldo Delgado Anchondo, the treasurer […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »