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CAO contract details questioned

El Dorado County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs’ contract is getting a closer look after county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn questioned whether its language follows California Public Employees Retirement System requirements. “Based on my limited review of PERS law and limited review of the CAO’s contract, it appears that the county has been violating PERS law,” Harn […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH property serves as fiery training ground

EDH firefighter/paramedic Tom Zarbach, right, helps special trainees Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, center, and EDH Fire Board Director John Hidahl douse a burning car during training exercises on a Joerger Cutoff Road property in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dubbed the “Joerger Incident,” the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, along with Cameron Park/Cal Fire, Folsom and Rescue fire departments, career and volunteer firefighters and explorers, EDH Fire Board directors, the Mountain Democrat and District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen successfully burned a building to the ground (on purpose) at the hands-on training event Jan. 28-30. EDH Fire Chief […]

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Crime Watch: Jan. 28 through

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Jan. 28 2 p.m. A firearm was reported lost or stolen on Riviera Circle. Jan. 29 7:28 a.m. An attempted burglary was reported on Knight Lane. 6:03 p.m. Trespassing was reported on Wilson Boulevard. Jan. 30 11:28 a.m. A woman took food from a Post […]

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Community shines after Oak Ridge theft

Oak Ridge junior Bryce Parker uses the TIG welder donated by Todd and Julie Ford to the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program, which lost a lot of its equipment during a recent break-in at the school. Courtesy photo

Authorities have arrested two men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in equipment at Oak Ridge High School on Jan. 17. Three suspects remain at large. On Jan. 29 El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced the arrests of 51-year-old Mike Zivkovich of Sacramento and 35-year-old Matthew Fleeman of El Dorado Hills. Searches of their homes led […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ponderosa coach arrested

Shane O'Rourke

Ponderosa water polo Coach Shane O’Rourke, 22, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on suspicion of having sexual relations with high school students, El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced last week. The criminal investigation was launched after the school resource officer received information on Jan. 26 that O’Rourke was possibly having an improper relationship with a student […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man’s ID sought

The security camera inside Raley’s in El Dorado Hills caught this image of a theft suspect, who was later seen getting into a white pickup.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a theft suspect in El Dorado Hills. The suspect is described as a white male adult; he was seen getting into the passenger side of a white 2003-2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 four-door diesel with black fender guards and tires that are larger than stock. […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Residents rally for rec center, trails, fields

Lauren Schmitt with MIG, left, and El Dorado Hills Troop 728 Boy Scouts offer ideas after brainstorming during the EDHCSD's parks and recreational facilities workshop last Thursday. Courtesy photo

The process to update the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan continues with community input gathered via online comments through Feb. 15. Last Thursday CSD staff and directors hosted approximately 50 residents at a public workshop to narrow down top priorities from information gathered from residents since last spring. CSD General […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »