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EDH woman on a mission

Oak Ridge High School graduate Lauren Kolenda leaves for Italy soon to continue working to end human trafficking. She's seen during an  outreach trip to Tanzania in 2014. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Lauren Kolenda leaves for Rome, Italy, in early October to continue the work she said has been her passion since she was a freshman at Oak Ridge High School. For the next two years she will work as a mission intern to help combat human trafficking with the ReachGlobal Organization. “Italy is […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vardas earns Eagle wings

Oak Ridge junior Nathan Vardas recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Nathan Vardas of Troop 645 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Court of Honor ceremony was held Aug. 13. For his Eagle Scout service project, the 16-year-old Oak Ridge junior created an area at Marina Village Middle School where students may gather to socialize or to use the space as an outdoor classroom. […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Sept. 15 7:57 p.m. A male suspect reportedly stole lottery tickets from a Francisco Drive gas station. Sept. 16 10:09 p.m. A juvenile party was reported on Park Drive. Sept. 20 11:39 a.m. Jewelry was reported stolen from a Macpheadris Court home. 12:23 p.m. […]

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EDH woman guilty of tax fraud

SACRAMENTO — Sherry Taggart, 56, of El Dorado Hills, recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Taggart and her co-conspirator, Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, prepared tax returns for clients seeking to maximize their refunds from the Internal […]

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Hometown Hero: Eric T. Chally-Butterworth

Airman Eric T. Chally-Butterworth

U.S. Air Force Airman Eric T. Chally-Butterworth 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 also earn four […]

Comments Off / September 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Saratoga project hits a few bumps before approval

Measure E, passed by the county’s voters in June, does not affect the proposed El Dorado Hills housing development known as Saratoga Estates. Chief Deputy County Counsel David Livingston and Planning Services Director Roger Trout told the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Sept. 13 they “are 100 percent confident that the Saratoga project is […]

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Road plan, fees move on

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved the county’s interim Capital Improvement Program and the Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program for 2016-17. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the four-part recommendation made by Community Development Agency staff; however, Supervisors Brian Veerkamp, Shiva Frentzen, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli carried the plan forward. The agenda […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »