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Local races set on November ballot

With so much attention focused on the presidential race, voters shouldn’t forget that many other spots on local city councils, water, school, fire and other boards will be filled this November. In some cases, no candidates have filed for a seat or an insufficient number have filed. El Dorado County Elections Department officials said if there is an insufficient […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New resident calls out dated CC&Rs

While purchasing a home with her husband in the Lakeridge neighborhood within Lakehills this spring, Lieselotte Foster was shocked to read a clause in her community’s Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CC&Rs, that she says has no place in 2016. CC&Rs are a neighborhood’s contractual limitations that owners sign when buying property. Most refer to […]

2 Comments / August 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting files civil suit against the county, officials

Ray Nutting

Ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting has filed a civil suit in United States District Court, Eastern District of California, seeking monetary damages of up to $2.7 million from El Dorado County and various current and former county leaders ($100,000 each) for alleged improprieties related to his removal from office in 2014. The filing notes that […]

1 Comment / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors, public take Measure E 101

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors hosted a nearly four-hour presentation along with public comment on the recently voter-approved Measure E. Tuesday’s board workshop clarified a number of points the measure includes but left several yet to be explored. Focused primarily on differences between existing policies and those contained in Measure E’s language, deputy […]

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

Sheriff’s report: Drugs found in jail mail

Ryan Murphey

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials arrested a 22-year-old man they say was mailing illegal drugs to a family member in the county jail in Placerville. Ryan Murphey was taken into custody in El Dorado Hills following an investigation that began Aug. 8 after correctional officers reported finding the narcotics before they got into the hands […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Measure E lawsuit filed

El Dorado County voters passed Measure E with about a three-point margin on June 7. Less than two months later a lawsuit seeks to prevent its implementation. Measure E aims to curtail certain development projects based on restrictions approved in the county’s 2004 General Plan and a 2008 revision of the 1998 Measure Y. The […]

1 Comment / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes OK fee refunds

It won’t be this month and probably won’t be next month, but one of these days some El Dorado County residents will get a check from the county as a refund for fees they paid back when the county and Sheriff’s Department planned to build a substation in the El Dorado Hills/Cameron Park area. The plan was shelved […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »