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Thanksgiving fire safety tips

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire wants to make sure everyone’s Thanksgiving holiday is a fire safe holiday. “Did you know that across this nation there are approximately 2000 house fires reported on Thanksgiving Day, the highest number of house fires for any single day of the year?,” Unit Chief Kelly Keenan said. “These fires […]

No Comment / November 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Solar power gains favor

* Safety, as well as aesthetics, still being debated California leads the nation in the total number of solar-powered homes. This year Lancaster became the first U.S. city to require new homes to average at least one kilowatt of solar power each. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Covenants, Code and Restrictions Committee has […]

No Comment / November 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Visit the Chanukah Wonderland

FOLSOM —  The community embraces the true spirit of freedom and the holiday season with the seventh annual Chanukah Wonderland at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. The festival will include games for all ages, music, delicious hot latkes, an authentic Israeli food court, Chanukah gift shop […]

No Comment / November 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

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

Mik gets community input

El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco launched his first town hall with a confession: “I’m an information junkie.” He received plenty of information and feedback as the 20-plus participants discussed everything from the sign ordinance to affordable housing to Bass Lake Regional Park plans. Here’s your sign El Dorado County officials are in […]

1 Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

ARCO station gets the go-ahead

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors denied Green Valley Center owner Amy Anders’ appeal of the proposed AMPM slated for the corner of Green Valley Road and Sophia Parkway last week, conceptually approving the project with the addition of an acceptable drop lane or tapered entrance feature. The 2.12 acre site located on the southeast corner of […]

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

UPDATE: Runaway teen found

Juliet Riffey

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office announced that thanks to a tip 15-year-old Juliet Riffey has been located.. Juliet ran away from her home in the Shingle Springs area during the night of Nov. 1.T here was great concern for Juliet’s safety due to her being home-schooled and having limited contacts with anyone outside her home. […]

1 Comment / November 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »