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Commission delays development decisions

The El Dorado County Planning Commission’s March 24 meeting was one of delay. Continued after several hours of testimony were requests for time extensions on three tentative subdivision maps in the Cameron Park/El Dorado Hills area that are due to expire later this year. Called the Hawk View project, the Bell Ranch project and the […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Auburn man runs for Assembly

Kevin Hanley

Kevin Hanley, chief executive officer of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, turned in the nomination paperwork to the county election offices in Placer, El Dorado and Sacramento to become a Republican candidate for Assembly District 6. “The California Legislature is waging war on hardworking families and retirees,” Hanley said. “As a former Surface Warfare […]

7 Comments / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand Jury applications now being accepted

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The grand jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of the county’s residents. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, at least 18 years […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Who’s on the ballot?

Friday marked the deadline for political office hopefuls who want their name on June Primary ballot. Here’s a look at some of the candidates who made the cut District 1 supervisor John Hidahl Steve Ferry Alan Day Beth Gaines Noelle Mattock District 2 supervisor Shiva Frentzen (incumbent) Dave Pratt District 3 supervisor Brian Veerkamp (incumbent) C.J. Louis El […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

9 Comments / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch off the agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors opted 4-0 to indefinitely postpone a hearing on the development plan known as the Dixon Ranch. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco recused himself from the discussion and the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he owns property within 500 feet of the project’s boundaries. Beginning on a quirky […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Budget shows cautious optimism

El Dorado County’s budget is expected to remain balanced for at least the next three years based on a number of trends and assumptions. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs recently submitted the optimistic news to the Board of Supervisors as part of the annual mid-year budget update. The 2015-16 budget was based on projected revenues […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »