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Neighborhood Fire Safe Council makes strides

Members of the Lakehills Fire Safe Council stand next to the recently installed sign on Francisco Drive. There is an identical sign on Lakehills Drive. Left to right are: Francis McCarthy, John Hidahl, Jon Vegna, Steve Willis and Peggy Willis. Photo by Julie Samrick

After “an enormous fire drill” in their Lakehills Estates neighborhood more than two years ago, and hearing from experts like El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts that their community is most at fire risk, residents formed the Lakehills Fire Safe Council in 2012. New signs installed earlier this summer mark the entrance to their […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tails wagging over dog park approval

The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the much anticipated El Dorado Hills dog park on July 24. The park will be the second dog park on the western slope; the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the opening of its first park, the Hacienda Dog Park in Cameron Park, late last year. The dog […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 candidates make their case

The six people running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ District 2 seat have filed official candidate statements, outlining their qualifications and reasons for running for the seat previously held by ousted Supervisor Ray Nutting. District 2 encompasses South County, much of Cameron Park as well as portions of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills. […]

3 Comments / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A worthy Eagle Scout project

Boy Scout Max Goldsworthy is collecting bicycles for children and adults. With help from Cycles 4 Hope, the Eagle Scout hopeful plans to restore the bikes and give them to the needy; a collection event will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the El Dorado Hills Raley's. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Eagle Scout prospect Max Goldsworthy knows that hard work and perseverance pay off and he wants other people to have the opportunities he’s had to lead a successful life. To that end, the 15-year-old has dedicated his Eagle Scout project to those less fortunate. He’s collecting used and unwanted bicycles, refurbishing them and giving them to people […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Freeway closed for more blasting

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Bass Lake Road, as well as closures of the Latrobe Road on-ramp to eastbound U.S. Highway 50, the Bass Lake Road on-ramp to westbound U.S. Highway 50, and White […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hearings scheduled for General Plan amendments

PLACERVILLE —Beginning on Aug. 4, the El Dorado County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing consisting of a series of ongoing meetings to receive comments on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) project, and to prepare a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors at the project hearing anticipated to be […]

No Comment / July 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 17-23

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Keyed July 17: A vandal caused more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle parked on Wilson Boulevard. Pot discovery July 17: Deputies serving a warrant at a Valley View Parkway apartment reportedly found the 26-year-old man in possession of marijuana plants. Food fight […]

No Comment / July 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »