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No fireworks!

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ibarolle murder: Offer on the table

Murder suspect Anderson Swift, right, walks toward the courtroom before Monday's hearing. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The arraignment of a man suspected of shooting to death a 31-year-old woman in front of an El Dorado Hills night spot last January was postponed Monday so that a tentative offer in the case may be further considered by the defense, prosecution and judge. Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland faces trial for murder if […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

El Dorado Hills teen Kaitlyn Dias plays Riley in Pixar's new movie "Inside Out." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills rising star Kaitlyn Dias is the voice of Riley in the new Pixar film “Inside Out.” Riley is an 11-year-old who has just moved with her mom and dad from Minnesota to San Francisco and the change has been rough. Viewers get to see five personified emotions that inhabit Riley’s mind: Joy, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH bird positive for West Nile virus

El Dorado County health officials received confirmation this week that a bird found in the El Dorado Hills area has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first for 2015. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, was found June 16. So far this year, West Nile virus activity has been reported in 26 California counties, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 18-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Taken June 18: A Grand theft was reported on Royal Oaks Drive. Scary encounter June 19: A woman reported that a man blocked her path and chased her down the bike trail along Silva Valley Parkway. Caught in the act June 19: A Raleigh Way resident […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Fire threatens homes near Latrobe

A helicopter drops water on the burning brush. The fire was contained to 7 acres.

A fire made residents in the northeastern Latrobe area nervous as flames surged through dry vegetation Wednesday afternoon. “There were homes threatened at one point,” said Cal Fire public information officer Brice Bennett. “The fire moved really fast. So we ordered a lot.” Crews from Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park responded to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ditch, dam upgrades approved

The El Dorado Irrigation District moved forward on two capital improvement projects at its June 22 meeting despite some differing opinions among the board members. First up was approving the spending of $160,291 for the Upper Main Ditch piping project. The piping will replace three miles of open ditch that extends from the Forebay Reservoir to […]

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