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Empty lot weed abatement going strong

In 1990 El Dorado Hills residents asked the fire department to make sure empty lots in residential neighborhoods were not a fire hazard. The population then was around 6,400. The fire department passed an ordinance titled the Unimproved Property Hazard Reduction Ordinance, commonly referred to as the Vacant Lot Program. Cutting and clearing flammable vegetation […]

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Sheriff’s warning: Watch out for shoulder surfers

Suspected “shoulder surfers” were spotted lurking near the Bank of America on Missouri Flat Road earlier this month, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. At around 12:45 p.m. on July 6 deputies responded to a report that two African-American adults, one man and one woman, were “shoulder surfing” ATM customers. “Shoulder […]

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Man suspected of peeping

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested 49-year-old Andrew Lee of El Dorado HIlls on suspicion of annoying children and peeping following an investigation, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. Lee was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 14, at around 11:40 a.m. at a residence in the 800 block of Royal Troon Drive. He was […]

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OR grad joins the Peace Corps

Amy Tomaino, a 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and recent graduate of Sonoma State University, was accepted to the Peace Corps. The competitive application process took two years and 109 people were selected out of more than 17,000 applicants. Tomaino will be assigned to a village and will be living with a host family in […]

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Swift case moves along

Accused murderer Anderson Swift was back in El Dorado County Superior Court last week only to have another hearing set next month. Swift and his attorney Mark Ralphs appeared in Judge James Wagoner’s courtroom. The Oakland man is accused of murdering Khrista Ibarolle, 31, during an apparent carjacking in front of an El Dorado Hills restaurant on Jan. 7. Swift […]

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Looks like Gaines in District 1 race

California Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, currently representing District 6 has not officially announced that she will seek the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors; however, a marquee announcement in downtown Placerville and the fact that Gaines has changed her address strongly indicate Supervisor Ron Mikulaco will have some competition next year. Her Assembly Chief […]

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Trio of mail, identity theft suspects caught

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested three people suspected of using stolen credit cards and stealing mail after responding to a theft call at Target last month. At about 12:55 p.m. on June 29 deputies arrived at the El Dorado Hills Town Center business. In the parking lot, they approached 38-year-old Heston Schmucker of Placerville, 23-year-old Mariah Schmucker of […]

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