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Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 2

Naked wrist Dec. 26: A Aliso Way resident reported a bracelet stolen from her home, possibly by a housekeeper. Jewel heist Dec. 27: An 18-year-old girl is suspected of taking nearly $6,000 worth of jewelry from an Orchid Shade Drive residence. The victim made the report for insurance purposes but did not desire prosecution. Sticky […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Teen Court training this month

The El Dorado County Teen Court programs in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe will conduct training for new student volunteers and for all student attorneys this month. Placerville will hold its training from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the El Dorado Superior Courthouse, 495 Main St. in Placerville. South Lake Tahoe […]

No Comment / January 02, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

PG&E electric rates creep up, gas rates go down

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials said today that with the start of the new year, residential customers will see a significant decline in natural gas rates, and a modest increase in electric rates to cover the utility’s costs of maintaining and modernizing its system and of meeting a state mandate to buy […]

No Comment / January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Green Valley Center project denied

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Planning Commissioner Lou Rain voiced the loudest criticism of developer Tom Winn’s proposed Green Valley Commercial Center, located west of Francisco Drive at Green Valley Road. Proposed tenants include a big-box drug store and fast food restaurant with a drive-thru. The project took heavy flak from neighbors, who wrote letters, signed […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Poster Contest winners named

Lynn Yang shows off her winning poster with El Dorado Hills firefighters. Courtesy photo

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Phone crackdown: Nearly 3,000 drivers ticketed

SACRAMENTO — Law enforcement in the Sacramento region recently concluded the first wave of their tough, new high visibility driver hand-held cell phone and texting enforcement campaign, “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other,” and the results are in. The California Office of Traffic Safety recently announced that 2,923 drivers were cited for texting or talking with a hand-held […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »