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‘Sensible development’ groups join forces, sue county

Calling it a final effort to “stop further abuse of discretionary power for the many (development) projects that lie ahead,” a coalition of slow-growth groups held their first organized meeting at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 last week to inform and rally the public. The hosts, under the name Citizens for Responsible Development in […]

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Women’s Fund to host grant workshop

Nonprofit organizations located on the west slope of El Dorado County wishing to learn more about the Women’s Fund El Dorado granting process or to have specific questions answered are invited to attend the WFED Bidders Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to noon, at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 […]

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Daddies and daughters share the love

El Dorado Hills resident Brian Samrick had two beautiful dates for the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance — his daughters Catherine, 8, left, and Natalie, 6. Photo by Whitney Kahn

Daddies and daughters dressed up and danced the night away at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. The event is so popular, the EDHCSD hosted two dances this year — Friday and Saturday nights — in the gym. “Both nights were sold out with 200 per night and we opened […]

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Folsom mayor highlights city’s bounce back

2015 Folsom Mayor Andy Morin drew a packed house for his State of the City address at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 22 at the Lake Natoma Inn. It was Morin’s fourth address, and he had the tone of a seasoned veteran. Folsom Chamber of Commerce President Jim den Dulk introduced the […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Office warns of cyber criminals

The El Dorado County Office is warning against possible cyber criminals targeting the county. Victims have reported receiving phone calls from so-called computer technicians, a press release stated. The technicians claim to be working for reputable companies such as Dell, and certified to work on Microsoft products. The caller claims that they have received a message […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 29 through Feb. 4, 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bad influence Jan. 29: Deputies responding to a suspicious vehicle report on Concordia Drive reportedly found a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested. Burgled Jan. 30: A business […]

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Psych eval sought for EDH murder suspect

Accused murderer Anderson Swift, right, speaks with his attorney Mark Ralphs in  Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Monday, Feb. 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A preliminary hearing was set in a Monday hearing for the man accused of killing an El Dorado Hills woman during a carjacking last month. Anderson Swift appeared with appointed attorney Mark Ralphs to set a preliminary hearing date, which prosecutor Bill Clark noted would require a Spanish interpreter for witnesses. The preliminary hearing is anticipated […]

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