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Crews make quick work of grass fire

A firefighter douses flames in a wildland fire that burned 17.2 acres near 8400 South Shingle Road on Thursday morning.  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

LATROBE — A vegetation fire broke Thursday morning at the corner of Settlers Trail and South Shingle Road, roaring to 17 acres before fire crews contained it around 12:45 p.m. Several outbuildings were damaged but no residences, according to fire officials. Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills Fire and Rescue Fire crews responded. No injuries were reported. The […]

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Cameron Park Crime Watch: May 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: May 1 3:33 p.m. A 67-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of battery after she allegedly splashed a woman with water. 4:54 p.m. A Robin Lane resident reported that someone tried to get into a private storage shed. May 2 7:26 a.m. Someone slashed […]

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Students give Wally lasting gift

Graduating eighth-graders Ally McClaine, Kate Horita and Shelby LeMarquand, left to right, surprise Wally Richardson with a mural they painted for him on the Marina Village Middle School campus. Every day Wally and his dogs greet everyone as they make their way to/from school. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

How do you thank someone who has brightened the north side of El Dorado Hills for nearly two decades? With his infectious smile, Wally Richardson, 92, waves to passersby and greets those he meets on foot with a knuckle bump. He especially likes to be out walking his schnauzers Missy and Pistol when students are […]

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Grants Gala highlights nonprofits

Six West Slope nonprofits will receive $60,000 in grants from Women’s Fund El Dorado at its annual Grants Gala, set for June 3 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The recipient 501(c)(3) organizations were selected by the WFED membership through voting. Reflecting a change in the granting process this year, three Community Focus […]

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EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

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EDH Crime Watch: May 20-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: May 20 10:40 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Hazelnut Circle. 3:31 p.m. A 16-year-old boy reportedly assaulted a bus driver on Harvard Way. 11:45 p.m. Deputies arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of public intoxication on Amer Way. May 22 8:22 p.m. […]

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Don Ashton named CAO

Don Ashton

In a unanimous vote El Dorado County’s five-member Board of Supervisors appointed Don Ashton as the new, permanent chief administrative officer of the county. The announcement came after nearly an hour-long closed session Tuesday afternoon, May 24. The appointment took effect May 25. No details have been released yet regarding salary compensation and benefits nor a […]

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