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Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

PG&E electric rates creep up, gas rates go down

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials said today that with the start of the new year, residential customers will see a significant decline in natural gas rates, and a modest increase in electric rates to cover the utility’s costs of maintaining and modernizing its system and of meeting a state mandate to buy […]

No Comment / January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Green Valley Center project denied

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Planning Commissioner Lou Rain voiced the loudest criticism of developer Tom Winn’s proposed Green Valley Commercial Center, located west of Francisco Drive at Green Valley Road. Proposed tenants include a big-box drug store and fast food restaurant with a drive-thru. The project took heavy flak from neighbors, who wrote letters, signed […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Phone crackdown: Nearly 3,000 drivers ticketed

SACRAMENTO — Law enforcement in the Sacramento region recently concluded the first wave of their tough, new high visibility driver hand-held cell phone and texting enforcement campaign, “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other,” and the results are in. The California Office of Traffic Safety recently announced that 2,923 drivers were cited for texting or talking with a hand-held […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Community Action Council Seeks New Member

The El Dorado County Community Action Council is seeking to fill a one vacancy representing the Community Member Sector. Community agencies that serve El Dorado County residents in areas such as shelter, food, medical, counseling, etc. are encouraged to apply for membership. The purpose of the El Dorado County Community Action Council is to act […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Top-ranked EDH schools aim to keep momentum

Despite lingering budget woes, Rescue Union and Buckeye Union School Districts are celebrating the fact that every one of their schools is far exceeding the state standards as measured by the Academic Performance Index . API is the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 and it measures the academic performance and growth […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

School district employee flushes out water bill problem

Christmas came early for Rescue Union School District this month after utility tech Jeremy Cooper’s good detective work recouped upwards of $83,000 for the district. For years district officials wondered why Pleasant Grove Middle School had larger water bills than the district’s other six campuses. Was there constant running water, or perhaps faulty sprinklers there? […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »