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Noelle Mattock ready to roll in second term

Noelle Mattock

A self-described “policy geek,” El Dorado Hills Community Services District board member Noelle Mattock asserts that her job as a legislative analyst provides a valuable window into what’s going on in Sacramento. The 43-year-old running for second term said she brings a wonky ability to grasp and explain a wide range of complex legislation, be it […]

5 Comments / October 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bear spotted in El Dorado Hills

Michael Saint John has seen deer, rattlesnakes and other wildlife in his neighborhood off Malcolm Dixon Road but he never expected the visitor he had Monday — a full-grown bear. “It was taller than me and I’m 6 foot, 4 inches,” Saint John said, estimating the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds. “It looked […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 3-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Walk-in theft Oct 3: Four burglary suspects reportedly stole about $500 from the CVS/Pharmacy on Latrobe Road. Bad iDea Oct. 5: A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl received citations after the allegedly stole two iPhones from classmates at a Silva Valley Parkway middle […]

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Women’s Fund celebrates five years of collective giving

Maureen Carter, Judy Morris and Dr. Vicki Barber, left to wirght, celebrate the Womens Fund El Dorado's success over the last five years. Courtesy photo

The Women’s Fund El Dorado has awarded more than $200,000 and touched the lives of more than 13,000 members of our community during its first five years, according to Bill Roby, El Dorado Community Foundation director. Roby spoke at the fund’s annual Membership Celebration Dinner held at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville on Oct. 4. […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Explore electricity at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

A visitor at the at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitors Center checks out the display explaining how water makes electricity at the powerhouse. Photo by Roberta Long

In the history of the science of electricity, Folsom holds a prominent place. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite with a key attached in a thunderstorm in Philadelphia, demonstrating that lightning is a source of electricity. Thomas Edison developed the incandescent lamp in 1878 in New Jersey. Edison used direct current, which only reached […]

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Ballot drop off box moved

Voters will find the 24-hour ballot drop off box in a new location for the Nov. 6 election. The box has been moved to the south west side of the roundabout located in the Building C parking lot.  Signs in the lot at 2850 Fairlane Court will direct voters to the new location. The ballot […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Job training, unemployment sessions scheduled

The El Dorado County Connections One Stop Workforce Development and Business Resource Centers is hosting a series of informational sessions for unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County.  The sessions will highlight free services available through Connections and information on training programs and/or on-the-job training through the Workforce Investment Act. The […]

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