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Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue COOL School opens enrollment

The Rescue Union School District is accepting applications for the Rescue COOL School, which stands for Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning.  The COOL School is a highly successful, virtual independent study program where students complete most of their work online at home and also have the option to attend class a few hours each week […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New Vision Christian Ministry brings seniors together

By Nancy Curtis If you walk past Cornerstone Christian Church in El Dorado Hills on Thursday evenings you might see happy seniors entering the building and hear some familiar songs floating through the air. The reason? New Vision, an interdenominational Christian ministry for senior adults, is meeting for its Thursday night Bible fellowship. Starting last […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Court cutting hours

PLACERVILLE — During one of the most daunting financial crises in California’s history, the state’s courts remain steadfast in their commitment that essential services continue to be provided to customers. Unfortunately, the budget reductions to the State Trial Courts will require that El Dorado Superior Court reduce its operating costs significantly. Since 2007-08, State General […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff revitalizes Reserve Deputy Program

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has restructured, reorganized and rejuvenated the Reserve Deputy Program. After being in existence for more than 20 years, the Reserve Deputy Sheriff program was dwindling. At Sheriff John D’Agostini’s direction the program has more than doubled in size and continues to grow. Reserve deputies are non-paid employees of the […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn permit suspension July 2

CAMINO — All burn permits within the State Responsibility Area in Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County will be suspended at 8 a.m. Monday, July 2. Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire, has signed a proclamation suspending burn permits. “Time is running out for […]

1 Comment / June 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock: ‘Fate of the nation’ at stake in November

Congressman Tom McClintock preaches to the choir at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, driving home the anti-regulation, anti-tax, anti-debt, pro-free market themes he’s espoused for more than 30 years. Jay Lensch Photography

Two-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock spent June 13 in El Dorado County in what might have been a victory lap, since he’d just defeated challenger Jack Uppal handily in round one of a two-round bout for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two local appearances last Wednesday provided plenty of […]

2 Comments / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »