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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 »

Grace Foundation closes its doors indefinitely

After a three-year legal battle over sick horses and mounting debt due to their care, Grace Foundation has bolted the gates to its 600-acre equine therapy and animal rescue ranch off Latrobe. As recent as July things seemed to be looking up according to Grace Foundation Executive Director and founder Beth DeCaprio. After a plea […]

No Comment / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes conceptually approve Town Center apartments

Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies’ proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex ion El Dorado Hills Town Center received conceptual approval at the Nov. 4 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The 4-1 vote, newly elected District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen voting no, came nearly two months after the county Planning Commission denied the project. The […]

3 Comments / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »