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Church channels a higher power

Rolling Hills Church unveiled its new solar powered system Sunday. The church will save thousands of dollars in energy bills that staff say will be used for church ministries instead. Courtesy photo

Sunday afternoon Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills introduced its new solar roof system to the community and celebrated the fact that it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in power bills and put that money where church officials say it is really needed. Sunworks installed the solar roof-mounted system, which produces 332,322 kilowatt-hours. (One kw […]

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BUSD, teachers strike a deal

The Buckeye Teachers Association and the Buckeye Union School District have agreed to a 3 percent pay raise for district employees after being at impasse over negotiations since last spring. Friday, 90 percent of BTA employees voted to accept the one-year agreement but declined to accept it as a two-year deal. Since April the district […]

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Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

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Central EDH plan gets a close look

The Bikeways and Trails map for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan shows proposed usage for the Serrano Westside Planning area. Courtesy graphic

The El Dorado County Planning Commission got a preview of the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan at its Aug. 25 meeting. A Parker Development Company project, in the audience were mainly Parker employees, consultants and lawyers along with consultants and employees with El Dorado County. Andrea Howard, principal planner for Parker Development, provided an overview of […]

2 Comments / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 19-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 19 8:50 a.m. A landscape business customer reported that her landscaper knowingly increased the amount on a check she wrote and cashed it. 11:43 a.m. An Oak Ridge High School student allegedly used a counterfeit bill to purchase goods at school. Aug. 20 7:22 […]

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Prison time for Workers’ Comp scheme

SACRAMENTO — Former El Dorado Hills resident Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, was sentenced recently by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to three years and five months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his misappropriation of funds from his insurance business into his own personal accounts for his personal use, Acting U.S. Attorney […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »