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TIM fees going down

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program that down the line will make building new homes and commercial facilities in the county more affordable. TIM fees are used exclusively to pay for roads projected to be impacted by new residential or commercial development as well as roadway related improvements […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student film encourages others not to stay silent

Oak Ridge drama student Julianne Yonano plays a bully with a change of heart in a locally made student film that has gone viral.
Courtesy photo

In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

Teachers picketed in front of Rolling Hills Middle School during Open House April 14 to draw attention to the impasse the district and teachers have reached due to stalled contract negotiations. Courtesy photos

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 8-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 8 5 a.m. Someone smashed a Francisco Drive business’ window and took property. 11:23 p.m. A residential burglary was reported on Terrazzo Way. The thieves stole coins and a musical instrument. April 9 7:45 p.m. An adult man allegedly stole items by force […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Camellia Cup: Sacramento sailor wins seventh championship

Day sailors start their race at the 50th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake. The weekend event was hosted by the Folsom Lake Yacht Club. Photos by John Poimiroo

Sacramentan Charles Witcher, representing the Folsom Lake Yacht Club, earned recognition as the best sailor in the greater Sacramento region on Sunday, April 17, by ranking first among 59 sailboats in the 50th Camellia Cup Regatta sailed on Folsom Lake. Witcher finished first in four of five races sailed by the 13-boat Banshee class during two […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope seeks Scare4Hope haunted house adult coordinator

Every October for the last six years, Hands4Hope and El Dorado Hills Town Center have partnered to host a haunted house. For the second year, Scare4Hope, a youth-led production company under the umbrella organization Hands4Hope ­— Youth Making A Difference, will plan, implement and operate the haunted house. The Scare4Hope organizational structure is designed to mimic […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID drought restrictions remain … for now

Proposed changes to the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Drought Action Plan were put off, with the board split between those who voted to end all drought-related restrictions for customers and those who voted to make them less onerous. EID did receive one good piece of news as the level of mandated conservation for its customers is now 24 […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »