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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 »

Wilson Estates development plan approved

Elements of the project known as Wilson Estates located off Green Valley Road near El Dorado Hills were approved by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, 4-1, during its special meeting Nov. 13. Recommended by the county Planning Commission, Supervisors Ron Mikulaco, Ron Briggs, Brian Veerkamp and board Chair Norma Santiago voted for approval while […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff slams Prop. 47, talks new HQ

Nationwide, crime has dropped, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini said, but this downward trend and the safety of residents could be threatened due to the recently passed Proposition 47. “It’s one of the most erroneously billed propositions I’ve seen,” D’Agostini told guests at last week’s El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, referring to the supporter-given […]

2 Comments / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prada censured

On a 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Monday to censure Director Greg Prada for threatening a speaker at the Oct. 14 meeting when he said, “Best make sure your liability insurance is paid up.” Nov. 10 Prada issued a statement in defense against censure, writing, “I made a statement not […]

1 Comment / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »