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Man drives into lake at Brown’s Ravine

A man died after he apparently intentionally drove his vehicle into Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine Marina on Feb. 17. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that when Folsom Lake employees arrived for work, they saw a man sitting inside a vehicle parked on a boat ramp, facing the water. Shortly after, employees saw it […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Longtime editor of the Mountain Democrat retiring

After almost 37 years at the Mountain Democrat — virtually all of it as an editor — Mike Raffety is retiring as of Feb. 23. The Mountain Democrat is a sister publication of Village Life, Cameron Park Life and other McNaughton-owned newspapers. A fixture at the paper for more than a generation, Raffety has served in multiple capacities — reporter, […]

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

Gaines’ bill offers some fire fee releif

SACRAMENTO – In his continued efforts to fight against the illegal fire tax, Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, today introduced legislation that would lengthen the time homeowners have to pay or protest the annual $150 fee. “Problems with timely mail delivery can be an issue in mountain and rural areas of my Senate District,” said Gaines. “The […]

1 Comment / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock introduces bill to honor fallen Marine Sky Mote

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, introduced on Feb. 13  H.R. 979, a bill to honor Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012. The legislation will designate a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness, under which the Mote family gathered to camp every year, as “Sky Point.” Every […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school boundaries change, fight not over

The El Dorado Union High School district Board of Trustees voted on Feb. 10 to change high school boundaries for students living in El Dorado Hills. They made a 4-1 decision in favor of what was called option B2 at a special public workshop  last month. This would provide an optional attendance area between Ponderosa and […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior day care centers now accepting new members

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is now accepting new members for both of its sites in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. The centers offer quality care and activities for adults needing supervision during the day. “This is a great service for people struggling to find quality and affordable care for an aging parent […]

Comments Off / February 09, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior can get a lift as soon as taxi service begins

An on-demand, subsidized taxi service will help El Dorado Hills seniors on the go. Beginning late spring or early summer, El Dorado Hills residents who are at least 60 years old or disabled may call a taxi in the contracted network and be taken door-to-door anywhere within the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. Passengers must register one […]

Comments Off / February 09, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »