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Oak Ridge to Oak Ridge project returns

By Samita Dutta Oak Ridge High School’s Be Change project has returned. Through Dec. 15, high school students will collect items for Oak Ridge Elementary School students. “We do this project so we as a community can come together and do something good,” said Nicole Sciutto, an activities director at Oak Ridge High School. Next week […]

No Comment / December 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Let’s make a deal

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department employee got an offer he couldn’t refuse after posting a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. Interested buyers reportedly offered to trade a vehicle and one-quarter pound of marijuana for the seller’s vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release. Narcotic investigators took the opportunity handed to them and arranged to […]

No Comment / December 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Town Center’s got the holiday spirit

Don’t miss these exciting events at El Dorado Hills Town Center: Photo op with Santa Claus Through Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be spending time at El Dorado Hills Town Center spreading holiday cheer. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take a picture, with photo packages starting at […]

No Comment / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-interest home repair loans available

El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant Program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. These housing rehabilitation loans must be used to correct health and safety issues […]

No Comment / November 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Car wreck claims four lives

PLACERVILLE — A traffic collision near Apple Hill resulted in four deaths Saturday night. A Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 6 p.m., according to a CHP press release. The Prius hit a Toyota Sienna “broadside,” the press release stated. Both […]

No Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UPDATED: Del Rio outlasts Muse for second high school board seat

David Del Rio beat out Mary Muse for the second contested seat on the El Dorado Union High School District Board. Lori Veerkamp retained the other contested seat.

El Dorado County election officials worked late on Thanksgiving eve to finish counting an estimated 2,400 provisional ballots that remained after the Nov. 6 election, including 1,800 cast by residents of the El Dorado Union High School District. The Official Final Report, posted at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday night, was good news for challenger Dave […]

3 Comments / November 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Hospital of Folsom welcomes new president

Michael Ricks

FOLSOM— Dignity Health, which operates the local Mercy hospitals, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Woodland Healthcare and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in the Sacramento region and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas, announced a new president at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Michael Ricks brings 16 years of […]

No Comment / November 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »