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Hometown hero: Tara Abrahams

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Valley View Elementary closer to opening

For two years Valley View Elementary has been ready to accommodate students, but hasn’t had the bodies to fill its classrooms. Finally, the school in the Blackstone community is closer to opening. “We are accepting registrations next year for Valley View,” said Buckeye Union superintendent David Roth by phone. “However the numbers remain fairly low […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD wins regional award

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District won the California Parks & Recreation Society’s District 2 award for exemplary programming and community engagement, specifically for the EDHCSD’s Out is In campaign last July during Parks & Recreation month. District 2 is made up of approximately 20 community services districts in the greater Sacramento area. “Our […]

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Girlfriends good for your health

Seminar will explain the benefits of a BFF CAMERON PARK —  The Marshall Community Health Library will offer another free program in its ongoing Health Aging Seminars. Mary Schwind, retired social worker, will speak about the value of girlfriends as we age at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at Marshall’s upper campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Open house for General Plan amendment and Zoning Ordinance update this week

The county of El Dorado Community Development Agency, as the Lead Agency, has prepared a Partial Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The RDEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the county’s CEQA guidelines. It consists of portions of the DEIR […]

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Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

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