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Tobacco sales to minors drop in El Dorado County

A recent survey conducted in El Dorado County showed that fewer merchants are willing to sell tobacco products to minors compared to just two years ago. Of the 100 tobacco retailers surveyed countywide, only 11 stores sold tobacco products to youth, resulting in a sales rate of 11 percent. In March 2010 a similar survey […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Learn what your treasure is worth

Guests have their quilts evaluated at Folsom's Out of Grandma's Trunk Appraisal Day. Courtesy photo

Volunteer appraisers will offer collectors a unique opportunity to learn more about their family treasures during Folsom’s Out of Grandma’s Trunk Appraisal Day on Saturday, July 21. Appraisers will draw on years of experience in providing an estimate of current market value as well as a verbal identification and evaluation of pieces. Collectors are invited to bring […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Outreach competes for ASPCA/Rachael Ray grant

Animal Outreach Director Maggie Killackey weighs a kitten transferred from Sac City Animal Services because it was too small to be accepted into their own program. Most municipal shelters euthanize kittens under 2 pounds. Courtesy photo

DIAMOND SPRINGS — An El Dorado County animal shelter has qualified to compete for $100,000 and other monetary grants from the ASPCA/Rachael Ray Foundation $100K Challenge, thanks to more than 14,000 votes from supporters over a 12-day period. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode ranked 15th out of 104 shelters nationwide, competing with some of the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Alleged cockfighting operation busted in Shingle Springs

El Dorado County Animal Services, with the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deparment, is investigating what appears to be a game cock breeding and conditioning operation at a residence in Shingle Springs. Game birds are used in illegal cockfighting operations. About 75 game birds were found on the Shingle Springs property June 27 […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 21-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: CSD hit June 21: Vandalism to El Dorado Hills Community Services District property on Lassen Lane was reported. Vehicle break in June 21: Someone stole items from a vehicle parked on Monte Verde Drive. Tipsy June 21: Deputies arrested a 47-year-old man on Town […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

A shy beauty finds her voice

Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl, 13, of El Dorado Hills says being honest is the best way to impress the judges. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Newly crowned Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl confessed she’s not very good at interviews. But the redheaded ballet dancer’s straight talk with judges at the recent competition won the crown in her division. Though, it should be noted, she’s a little shy when talking about it with the local press. “She’s just real,” said proud […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »