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Oak Ridge grad dies in work-related accident

Josh Ruff

Josh Ruff, 23, began working at David Girard Winery on June 1, 2011. It was an accident there that led to his death on Wednesday. “We all loved Josh, each and every one of us,” winery owner David Girard said. “We’re devastated …. We’re in shock.” Ruff, an assistant winemaker at the winery, had been […]

2 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Electronic voting available for military, overseas citizens

The El Dorado County Elections Department is utilizing new technology to ensure that deployed military personnel and overseas citizens are able to vote in the November 2012 election. The program allows overseas voters to access their ballots electronically within 60 days of an election. “We were the first county in California to utilize electronic ballot […]

2 Comments / August 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Smash and grab burglary foiled

Attempted burglary suspects are seen here reportedly trying to steal at ATM machine from the CVS/Pharmacy on Post Street. If anyone has any information regarding incident contact Det. Simon Brown at (530) 642-4717.

A trio of would-be thieves tripped an alarm after backing a stolen truck through CVS/Pharmacy’s front doors in an alleged attempt at stealing the El Dorado Hills store’s ATM machine, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker. The incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. Thursday at the Latrobe Road/White Rock Road location. Once inside, the suspects reportedly tied […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 15-22

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Raging Aug. 15: A 50-year-old man was reportedly attacked in a road rage incident on Village Green Drive. The 40-year-old suspect has not been arrested. Water police? Aug. 15: A Promontory Point Drive  resident reported that someone entered her backyard at night and shut […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

1 Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food Blitz coming to a grocery store near you

Hands4Hope members Courtney Clark, left, and Erin Tobias collect donations at the spring 2011 Food Blitz event. In 2011 the organization's two food donation drives brought in a combined total of 7,818 pounds of food and $19,000 in cash and grocery gift cards for those in need throughout Sacramento. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope’ biannual Food Blitz to Feed the Hungry takes place at local grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Food collected will fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. This year’s goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of food and […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Expanding the PARTY

It’s a good thing. Really. PARTY stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.  It’s a reality education program offered to high school students, generally in their freshman or sophomore year, through their health course. Emergency room doctors, paramedics, trauma survivors and police officers teach the PARTY program, often in an off campus […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »