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It’s time to sign up for the 2013 Citizens Academy

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced the scheduling of the 2013 Citizens Academy for county residents. The academy is a great way to learn the many facets of the Sheriff’s Office. The courses provided during the academy are presented by sheriff’s personnel who carry out the duties outlined in the course content: •Criminal investigations […]

No Comment / February 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff releases annual report; crime slightly up

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office annual crime report was released to the public, showing a slight increase in most types of crime, along with detailing facts about the department as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office, which has 358 employees and six K-9 officers, spent about $49 million to cover the approximate 180,600 citizens of […]

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

EDAC pitches TOT tax shift

A tireless collection of land-use and economic development activists attended the Jan. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to show support for the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s three-plus year quest to untangle inefficient, contradictory or outdated county regulations that they say stifle the local economy and inhibit job creation. The resulting collection of […]

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

Family remembers Hal Nelson

Hal Nelson

Former El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition President Hal Nelson died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2012, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville with his family at his side. He’d suffered a debilitating stroke 15 months earlier. The family held a life celebration and remembrance at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills on Feb. 1, attended […]

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

High school district allows transfers

Incoming high school freshmen face a lot of important decisions. Those slated to attend Oak Ridge or Ponderosa now have one new decision to make right up front — which school to attend. The most recent action by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees specifically allows incoming freshmen slated to attend […]

No Comment / January 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman appointed to EDD

Sharon Hilliard

El Dorado Hills resident Sharon Hilliard, 48, was recently appointed as chief deputy at the California Employment Development Department by Gov. Jerry Brown. Hilliard, who has worked for EDD her entire career, will earn $128,064 in the new position. The El Dorado Hills woman said she started with EDD at the age of 17 when […]

1 Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Officials, law enforcement discuss school safety

On Jan. 16 Dr. Vicki Barber, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, and El Dorado County school district superintendents met with local law enforcement agencies to continue collaborative efforts regarding school safety.  Sheriff John D’Agostini, Placerville Chief of Police George Nielson, South Lake Tahoe Chief of Police Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »