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El Dorado County home to three 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano HOA winners ready to work

Catie Phemester, Robert Thompson and Bryan Payne claimed victory after the ballots were counted May 11 for three open seats on the Serrano HOA Board of Directors. With 1,734 votes, Phemester, who ran on her record as the local school boundary Erin Brockovich and Serrano Mello Roos detective, said she wants to put the election […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Bank robbery suspect caught in Lincoln

A man suspected of robbing the El Dorado Savings Bank in Cameron Park on May 14 was caught by the Lincoln Police Department on May 16 after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in Lincoln. Mark Spier, 19, of South Sacramento, had an active arrest warrant issued by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDSO report: Crime slightly increases

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report revealed crime rates slightly rose in 2014 from the previous year. Serious crimes trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but dropped from 2012, when the county faced five murders. Rape increased 27 percent, 26 to 33 reports, up from 14 in 2012. There were 23 robberies in 2014, […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Sufficient evidence’ to arraign murder suspect Swift

After a preliminary hearing lasting the entire morning of May 5, Judge James R. Wagoner concluded there was sufficient evidence to arraign murder suspect Anderson Swift. Deputy Seth Culver, lead crime scene investigator on the alleged murder of Khrista Ibarolle, 31, on Jan. 7, described the different scenes. He was called to the parking lot […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Give Where You Live nets $86k

April 23 heralded the second year of the local one-day-of-giving challenge aptly called Give Where You Live because it benefits only local El Dorado County nonprofit organizations. The logistics and organization of this day are done collaboratively between the El Dorado Community Foundation and the El Dorado County Office of Education. This year’s campaign resulted in much-needed […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Snow survey cancelled

A snow survey scheduled for May 1 at Phillips Station was cancelled as there was nothing to measure. The last snow survey of this water year, a press release from the Department of Water Resources deemed it “moot.” “We can’t count on the Sierra snowpack to replenish our water supplies,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Major reservoirs […]

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