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Hot ashes blamed for house fire

Flames erupt from a Latrobe home. Courtesy photo

Just before midnight on May 1 El Dorado Hills firefighters and surrounding departments responded to a residential structure fire on Beaver Pond Drive in the Latrobe area. Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire coming from the garage and attic area. They attacked the fire and were able to keep it from spreading into the main portion of […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Day wants to improve county culture

Alan Day

“I think I can make a difference in El Dorado County,” Alan Day said of his decision to run for District 1’s top job. Since being elected to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors four years ago, Day said he believes he has more work cut out for him to change things at […]

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District 1 candidate: Ferry is senior and youth-focused

Steve Ferry

“I am the prosperity candidate,” Steve Ferry said about his campaign to be the next District 1 supervisor. “I can bring prosperity to this county without building another house.” Ferry and his wife Beth of 51 years have lived in El Dorado Hills since 2000 and their two grown sons and their families also live […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Comment now on Mental Health plan update

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, invites the public to review and provide comment on the fiscal year 2016-17 Mental Health Services Act plan update. The draft plan update provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19). MHSA components in the […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Palm named ORHS principal

Aaron Palm will become Oak Ridge High School's permanent principal effective July 1. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Aaron Palm has accepted the permanent principal job at Oak Ridge High School. “It was a humbling experience to be interviewed by parent, teacher and student panels,” he said. “I’m humbled they gave me the opportunity to serve this community.” The El Dorado Union High School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Palm, who […]

Comments Off / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man faces prison time for abuse of mother

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announced the felony elder abuse with great bodily injury conviction of Douglas Carter Ernst on Friday. Douglas Ernst was the caregiver for his mother, Louise Ernst, 88, at his mother’s home in El Dorado Hills. In March 2015 Douglas called emergency officials to the home and when paramedics arrived they found […]

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GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

Courtesy photo

Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »