Supes reverse electeds’ salary cuts

El Dorado County supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts approved last year and due to take effect in January 2015 for seven elected county officials. The return of longevity pay and a 10 percent bonus for professional certificates, especially for county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety, reversed an embarrassing oversight created by the […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Bus schedules change during holidays

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Transit Authority announces it will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:  Wednesday, Dec. 24, (Christmas Eve) – Limited Service The local routes will operate on a Saturday schedule.  Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary para-transit services will be available.  Sacramento Commuter Routes #4 and #6 will operate […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Project Warmth gets heart-warming community support

‘Tis the season for giving and 7 1/2-year-old Sadie Erickson had a great idea: host a talent show and raise money to buy sleeping bags for the homeless. “The homeless don’t have as much stuff as we have and I want them to have a better life,” the El Dorado Hills youngster explained. Sounded simple enough. […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Sherman Mcvay

Air Force Airman Sherman E. Mcvay graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Don’t become a victim this holiday season

During the holiday season, most people are thinking of last-minute shopping and getting together with family and friends. However, not everyone considers the holidays a time to celebrate, but rather an opportunity to commit crimes. Busy parking lots and hurried shoppers are just two factors working in favor of criminals. Often times, we make their […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Pretty petty Dec. 5: Petty thefts were reported on King Richard Drive, Kings Canyon Drive and Templeton Drive. Too much Dec. 6: Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication at an Embarcadero Drive bar. Wallet lifted Dec. 6: A man reported his wallet […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Wells Fargo supports CASA kids

PLACERVILLE — Every day is a normal day for most of us, but it’s never a “normal” day for abused and neglected kids. They didn’t ask to be born into the mess they find themselves in and they desperately need help. These children need a CASA advocate who will advocate for them in court and consistently guide […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,