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State responsibility areas defined … sort of

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half of the community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant little to residents. That’s about to change with the newly enacted state fire prevention fee on parcels […]

4 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents see red over state fire fee

The arrival of Fire Prevention Fee notices last week from no less a tax collector than the California Board of Equalization angered many tax-averse property owners in rural areas around the state. It also irked El Dorado Hills residents, about half of whom are subject to the fee. Local property owners argue that they already […]

3 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bogey the big-hearted cat shares a heartfelt message

Bogey the Education Ambassador loves the attention he gets from Bengal Weekly News team members Rhiannon Gotcher, 12;  Kate Green-Jones, 12; Shani Sansone, 12; and Jessica Furtado, 13, left to right. Bogey visited Rolling Hills Middle School last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Not sure who to vote for this year? If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave you cold, then how about voting for Bogey? Bogey, an orange-striped Manx with gray-green eyes and a big heart, is one of four finalists in Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue: Tales of Greatness contest and you can vote for […]

No Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Sept. 5: Two separate victims reported vandalism on Ridgeview Drive. Disturbing threats Sept. 5: An Investment Boulevard business’ employee reported that a 61-year-old man threatened him. Vandals, again Sept. 5: Vandalism was reported on Patterson Way. Fleeing the scene Sept. 6: A […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Water main break turns EDH Boulevard into river

El Dorado Hills Boulevard turned intoa  soggy mess Wednesday evening when a water main in the median broke. Photo courtesy of Ron Mikulaco

Water gushed onto El Dorado Hills Boulevard Wednesday evening after an 8-inch water main broke, snarling traffic in front of the Senior Center and nearby businesses. The busted pipe is located near a cluster of Sycamore trees in the median just south of Serrano Parkway. El Dorado Irrigation District crews responded at 7:16 p.m., about […]

1 Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County schools concerned about impacts if voters reject Prop 30

“El Dorado County’s 15 school districts, serving approximately 28,000 students, will face severe impacts that almost certainly will damage educational quality if California voters reject Proposition 30 on November 6th, 2012,” warned a recently formed coalition of school teachers, parents, support staff, board members, school administrators and local officials. The El Dorado Schools Coalition, formed […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2012 tax season to provide free, personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents, under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program will operate Feb. 1 through April 15, 2013. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »