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Car wreck claims four lives

PLACERVILLE — A traffic collision near Apple Hill resulted in four deaths Saturday night. A Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 6 p.m., according to a CHP press release. The Prius hit a Toyota Sienna “broadside,” the press release stated. Both […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Rough day at the office — Then-Capt. Brad Ballenger enjoys a moment with his wife Laura after the 2005 Souza fire, which threatened the lives of firefighters when a portion of a tile roof collapsed. Ballenger went on to become a division chief with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. He officially retires on Dec. 28, and plans to volunteer as a much-needed back-up chief.

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

1 Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family ‘makes the most’ out of leukemia diagnosis

Shane Rogers begins another round of treatment for leukemia this week. The community has rallied around his family during this tough time, Courtesy photo

Shane Rogers brings community together Mother of two Kristen Rogers had grown accustomed to seeing the ugly side of human nature. Time and again the El Dorado Hills resident said she asked, “What is happening in this world?” as she saw negative stories splashed on the evening news. But since her 8-year-old son Shane was […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Nov. 15: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Random act Nov. 15: An 18-year-old man reportedly walked up to a 17-year-old boy on Silva Valley Parkway and, without warning, punched the teen in the face. No prosecution is requested at […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

UPDATED: Del Rio outlasts Muse for second high school board seat

David Del Rio beat out Mary Muse for the second contested seat on the El Dorado Union High School District Board. Lori Veerkamp retained the other contested seat.

El Dorado County election officials worked late on Thanksgiving eve to finish counting an estimated 2,400 provisional ballots that remained after the Nov. 6 election, including 1,800 cast by residents of the El Dorado Union High School District. The Official Final Report, posted at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday night, was good news for challenger Dave […]

3 Comments / November 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

LP Capital Advisors moves into Town Center

El Dorado Hills Town Center East Owners Association is proud to welcome LP Capital Advisors as the newest office tenant in Town Center. In October LP Capital Advisors (lpcapitaladvisors.com) finalized its move into the penthouse, in the third floor of the New Orleans building with sweeping views of El Dorado Hills from open balconies. This new […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mercy Hospital of Folsom welcomes new president

Michael Ricks

FOLSOM— Dignity Health, which operates the local Mercy hospitals, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Woodland Healthcare and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in the Sacramento region and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton and Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas, announced a new president at Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Michael Ricks brings 16 years of […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »