El Dorado Hills embezzler faces prison time

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, of El Dorado Hills, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on Aug. 18 before Judge John A. Mendez. Lamson was charged in connection with a scheme to misappropriate funds from his former employer, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents, from 2009-2011 Lamson embezzled upwards of $400,000 from a business […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Sheriff’s robot inspects suspicious item in EDH

A suspicious container found in the Bank of America parking lot off Park Drive prompted business closures and a call to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department’s Explosive Ordinance Detail last week. “The item was a clear, 5-gallon plastic container containing a yellowish liquid with grey streaks, capped by a rubber glove that was taped over the […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Fire Department hopes to put the brakes on speeding in gated communities

Are speed bumps the answer to reducing speeding? Also called traffic calming measures or vertical deflection devices, are they the only answer? What is the role of the fire department in addressing the problem in gated communities? Considering these questions led to a lengthy and lively discussion at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Board […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 14-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 14 3:27 a.m. Deputies arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication on Town Center Boulevard. 11:41 a.m. Vandalism to a hydration system was reported on Fernwood Drive. 1:16 p.m. A burglary was reported on Golden Foothill Parkway. 1:48 p.m. Two bicycles […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Dementia caregivers offered training next Monday

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is hosting a free training for family caregivers of people with dementia from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. The “Art Reflections for Dementia Caregivers” training provides research-proven techniques that use art to awaken memories, strengthen relationships […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in News | Tagged

Fires burn by freeway

A grass fire along Highway 50 scorched a half-acre while another delayed traffic Sunday. Shortly after noon El Dorado Hills and Cal Fire firefighters responded to the fire between Bass Lake Road and Cambridge Road. Another fire just east of this one occured around the same time and held up traffic. The causes of both […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Local mom shares area go-to tips

The long, hot days of summer with little ones can include excitement now that mother of four Nicole Ratcliff is sharing her tips for the best parks, indoor activities and more on the regional Macaroni Kid website. Since October, Ratcliff has managed the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. There are 500 Macaroni Kid […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,