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State Responsibility Areas in El Dorado Hills

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half the exuburban community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant nothing to residents. But that changed with the enactment of the state Fire Prevention Fee on parcels […]

1 Comment / March 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire fee could threaten mutual aid

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts worries that the state Fire Prevention Fee will threaten the effectiveness of California’s vaunted Mutual Aid System, which plays out locally as a cross-boundary chess game of move ups, coverage and “auto-aid” (closest resource) responses overseen by Cal Fire’s Camino Command Center. The fee effectively played the one […]

No Comment / March 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Possible fire fee reprieve for some EDH residents

More than 1,300 El Dorado Hills parcels currently subject to the state Fire Prevention Fee would be exempt in the 2014 billing according to Cal Fire maps recently posted on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s website. The maps propose transitioning several neighborhoods from state to local responsibility areas effective July 1, 2013. The proposed map […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff kicks off ‘We Work For You’ community meetings

“We Work For You” is the theme for Sheriff John D’Agostini’s 2013 community meetings, which begin in El Dorado Hills. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, the sheriff will host the first of five meetings this year at Oak Meadow Elementary, 7701 Silva Valley Parkway. District I Supervisor Ron Mikulaco will also attend. The […]

2 Comments / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Get free mental health first aid training

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Mental Health Division is offering an important community training series for members of the public entitled “Mental Health First Aid.”  The free, interactive training will arm the public with skills to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.   […]

No Comment / March 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women adjust to Folsom Prison

Dorm B at Folsom Prison houses 201 female inmates, who are currently helping set up Dorm A, which will take another 202. Photo by Julie Samrick

For the first time in nearly 90 years Folsom Prison has a female inmate population. The women moved into the new Folsom Women’s Facility in January. More than 151 female inmates have been transferred to FWF, with more arriving every week. Prison officials expect to be at capacity of 403 by late summer. The women […]

1 Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blanket making event benefits the elderly

Hands4Hope volunteers make blankets in Oak Ridge's cafeteria. The warm and cozy fleece throws will be donated to local seniors. Photo by Samita Dutta

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning? Not for Hands4Hope youth volunteers. Students, kindergarteners to high school seniors, spent Sunday morning tying blankets and setting up care packages for seniors at the Twin Lakes Food Bank. “I’ve always wanted to do an event that benefits the elderly .. .and I decided to put on this blanket […]

No Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »