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EDAC pitches TOT tax shift

A tireless collection of land-use and economic development activists attended the Jan. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to show support for the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s three-plus year quest to untangle inefficient, contradictory or outdated county regulations that they say stifle the local economy and inhibit job creation. The resulting collection of […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Beekeeper battles mites and insecticide

New Clarksville residents —€” Bryan Williams, right, of High Sierra Bee Ranch and his father Dave show off their bees. They'€™ve got a couple hundred hives spending the winter in the old ghost town of Clarksville. The hives are all headed to almond orchards later this spring.

Maybe you’ve seen them off to the right while driving up Bass Lake Grade, hundreds of green and white crates scattered around the old Clarksville town site. They’re bee hives, and they belong to Bryan Williams of High Sierra Bee Ranch in Rescue. In some ways they represent a desperate last stand against parasitic mites […]

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Family remembers Hal Nelson

Hal Nelson

Former El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition President Hal Nelson died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2012, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville with his family at his side. He’d suffered a debilitating stroke 15 months earlier. The family held a life celebration and remembrance at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills on Feb. 1, attended […]

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Fun for Francie

For 20 years Francie Dillon has entertained children throughout the Sacramento area. Now the communities are giving back to help her while she battles a neurological disorder. The El Dorado Hills Library hosts a fundraiser for Dillon on Friday, Feb. 15. Courtesy photo

When Francie Dillon walked into the El Dorado Hills Library the room lit up with excitement. That’s what library Branch Manager Carolyn Brooks remembers about the children’s entertainer, who, along with her guitar, enchanted toddlers and their parents during her Jazz Babies programs. “The crowd got so big we had to add another show,” Brooks […]

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Marshall Medical participates in Medicare initiative

PLACERVILLE — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Marshall Medical Center will be one of seven hospitals in California that will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new initiative, made possible by the Affordable Care Act, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of care can […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 24-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Laptop missing Jan. 24: A Laptop computer was reported stolen from the Post Street post office. Big trouble Jan. 25: Deputies on Park Drive arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of  petty theft with priors, failing to yield, driving on a suspended license and […]

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