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EDH Crime Watch: July 7-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 7 10:48 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Rookery Place. 12:55 p.m. An Olson Lane resident reported that someone stole items from his garage. July 8 7:29 a.m. Someone stole items from two locked vehicles parked in a Rosado Way driveway. 8:15 […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

$61 million sheriff’s facility gets go-ahead

The proposed sheriff's public safety facility will cover 12 acres plus a 7-acre solar farm (at an additional cost). Facility features include a shooting range and morgue.
Courtesy graphic

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward on an approximately $61 million public safety facility, voting 4-1 during a special meeting July 11. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the project saying that financial analysis to date is insufficient. Sheriff’s Department staff and volunteers packed the board chambers to standing room only and vigorously […]

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Sacco and Triano win SOA seats

Newcomers Don Sacco and George Triano have won the two open seats on the five-seat Serrano Owners Association Board of Directors. Incumbent Dean Getz came in third. Approximately 53 percent of ballots were returned in time for the July 15 vote at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Sacco came in first with 1,669 votes, […]

133 Comments / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

May statewide residential water conservation at 28 percent

The State Water Resources Control Board recently announced that Californians cut residential water use by 28 percent in May in comparison with the amount of water used in May 2013. According to the SWB, cumulatively local water suppliers have saved 1.6 million acre feet in the 12 months since mandatory conservation goals began — enough […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Slip renters, McClintock fume over water policies

Folsom Lake boat slip renters must pull their boats out of the water Aug. 5, far earlier than expected. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Until the drought began five years ago, Folsom Lake Marina operator at Brown’s Ravine Ken Christensen said it was typical for boats to stay in rented slips until October, with 5 mph signs posted through December. For the past few years 675 slip renters have had to pull their boats out of the water well […]

9 Comments / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

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