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Attic fire threatens EDH home

Quick response saves house An attic fire briefly threatened the home at 3305 Tea Rose Drive in the Hills of El Dorado subdivision early Monday morning. Firefighters from Station 86 on Bass Lake Road got the call at 1:46 a.m. and quickly responded, according to Battalion Chief John Niehues. They identified the source of the fire shortly […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Some FLC classes still open

Folsom Lake College’s spring 2012 semester is almost here, with most classes starting Jan. 17-23. While many spring 2012 classes are full — state of California budget cuts have led to reduced offerings — a limited number of courses remain open for registration. Several of these classes are ideal for someone seeking a new career […]

No Comment / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dry winter has Cal Fire on alert

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday Department of Water Resources officials conducted the year’s first snow survey which has Cal Fire officials concerned about increased fire danger. The lack of precipitation across the state has led to one of the driest winters on record. According to DWR the statewide water content is at 19 percent of normal. Despite […]

No Comment / January 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD hires interim general manager

Richard Ramirez

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors named Richard J. Ramirez as interim general manager in a 4-1 vote, during a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, with Director Bill Vandegrift opposing. Board President Guy Gertsch said Ramirez will evaluate and manage all district operations while the board launches a national search […]

2 Comments / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDUHSD contracts call for 1.5% raises

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees at a recent meeting discussed several proposals from the Faculty Association, the California School Employees Association and the El Dorado Managers Association regarding compensation packages, contract issues and working conditions. After discussing several topics involving student and educational services, the Board addressed a few action/discussion […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD board sets short term course

The annual shuffling of El Dorado Hills Community Services District board leadership and committee membership took place during last month’s meeting, roughly an hour before four of five directors voted to terminate their general manager’s contract. The John Skeel firing will likely stand as the defining action of an embattled board that’s now facing an […]

3 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What did you do in 2011?

Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills: “I became branch manager of the El Dorado Hills Library this year. I made a couple professional presentations, and was asked to contribute a chapter in a book about how libraries can work with other agencies in the community. And we got a new dog named Kitty.”

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »