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Summertime tips to stay cool and healthy

With summer fast approaching, El Dorado County health officials are encouraging residents to prepare now to stay cool and healthy in the upcoming months. “We are asking people to check their air conditioners to make sure they work properly and to have a plan in place to prevent summer heat injuries,” said Chris Weston, manager […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

New location for juvenile, traffic court opening soon

On June 25 the El Dorado Superior Court will open Department 8, its new dedicated Juvenile and Traffic Court, located at 295 Fair Lane, Placerville. All West Slope traffic matters and juvenile dependency and delinquency cases will be heard at this new facility beginning June 25. This move centralizes all juvenile proceedings in one court department, eliminating the need […]

1 Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit ridership up

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit recently released its Six-Month Administrative Operations Report highlighting a significant increase in ridership between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.  According to the report delivered to the agency’s Board of Directors in May, an additional 15,777 boardings were recorded in the last half of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. “We […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mother cats, newborn kittens need temporary foster homes

Look at this face — Mama cats and her kittens need good foster homes. Contact El Dorado County Animal Services to help. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services is looking for caring residents who can help provide temporary foster homes for new mother cats and their baby kittens over the next several weeks. “Currently we have three mother cats and their kittens at the shelter in Placerville who could benefit from temporary placement in a loving residential home, […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Ryan Davis

Army National Guard Pfc. Ryan S. Davis has deployed to Afghanistan to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills pastor says good-bye

Jeff Bigelow wrapped up his time as Rolling Hills Christian Church's pastor last Sunday. The church figurehead said he's exploring several options for his future. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Sunday marked the end of an era at Rolling Hills Christian Church, and though Pastor Jeff Bigelow delivered his last sermon he insists the church’s best days are ahead. After 17 years, the 57-year-old pastor stepped down and handed his congregation over to incoming Pastor Bill Search. Search, 40, who moved here with his wife […]

No Comment / May 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD’s future parks: New GM encouraged to think big

In preparation for his departure on June 6, and perhaps as a 50th anniversary present, interim El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Rich Ramirez recently published a 28 page treatise titled “A Potential Road Map for Next General Manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District,” an assessment of the district’s strengths, […]

1 Comment / May 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »