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County accepting comments on Sign Ordinance

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a comprehensive update to the Sign Ordinance. The DEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. The standard review period for a Draft EIR submitted to the State Clearinghouse is 45 calendar […]

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

Dry snow in season’s first survey

A snow sample is weighed as part of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources Tuesday Dec. 30. Left is Dave Schmalenberger who volunteered to help with the first survey of the season but otherwise works for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Water Agency, and right is Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey team, joined by TV and newspaper reporters. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A small blizzard and sub freezing temperatures greeted Frank Gehrke as he conducted the first snow survey on Dec. 30 at Phillips Station. Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources, measured the depth of the snow at 21.3 inches. But with a water content of just 4 inches, Gehrke noted it […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Health officials promote flu vaccine, health tips

While influenza activity in California and El Dorado County remains low, the Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency recommends taking time to get a flu shot. It also recommends taking preventative actions to stop the spread of germs that can cause either a cold or the flu and taking […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26-31

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft Dec. 26: A theft was reported on Town Center Boulevard. Tampered Dec. 26: Someone pried open a Concordia Drive mailbox. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Open door Dec. 27: A thief stole a wallet left in an unlocked vehicle parked on […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Baby Trevor’s legacy lives on … and saves a life

Angela Kott, left, traveled with Matt Lenzi to Stanford to offer moral support during his stem cell retrieval process. Lenzi, inspired by baby Trevor Kott's story, joined the stem cell registry and was a match for an unknown recipient in the United States. Courtesy photo

Swim team brought the Kott and Lenzi families together six years ago, but it was baby Trevor Kott’s story that bonded the two families for life. Trevor was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukemia soon after birth in 2006 and died when he was only six months old because a bone marrow match for him […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Community urged to help identify woman for FBI

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks assistance from the public to identify a woman whose body was found in the greater Seattle, Wash., area more than 25 years ago. The King County Sheriff’s Office has been unable to reveal the woman’s true identity despite more than two decades […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Home invasion: Elderly couple battered, shot

A home invasion in Diamond Springs late Tuesday ended Wednesday morning with an elderly couple seriously injured. El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from one of the victims at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that she and her husband had been held hostage since before midnight, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

Comments Off / January 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »