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EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

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Help is available for problem gambling

The Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding residents that help is available for people who may be struggling with gambling issues. March 4-10 is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. “Gamblers often don’t realize they have a problem,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator […]

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ADA resources available to businesses

The El Dorado County Office of Economic Development advises businesses to become educated about resources to help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that requires accessibility for people with disabilities in private businesses that provide goods and services to the public. […]

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EDH man earns Silver Sombrero

Silver Sombrero recipient Charles Baldwin, left, poses with Chevys Fresh Mex President Brian Wright after Baldwin, an El Dorado Hills resident, and five others were honored for their commitment to the community. Courtesy photo

Chevys Fresh Mex hosted Sacramento business and community leaders at its Riverfront location Feb. 29 to honor six outstanding community members with “Silver Sombrero” awards. El Dorado Hills resident Charles Baldwin was among the recipients. As CEO and president of Sac Area Sports, Baldwin leads the non-profit sports program he founded more than 15 years […]

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Two inmates suspected of murder

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison following a homicide that occurred Feb. 25 in a medium-security unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures before he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. Saturday in Folsom State […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 23-29

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Return my rent Feb. 23: A Valley View Parkway apartment resident reported her rent stolen from the complex drop box. Cabinet crasher Feb. 23: Someone broke into a Mariposa Springs Drive home and ransacked the bathroom cabinets. Nothing appeared to be stolen. License, please […]

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Bill Tobin speaks up for ShelterBox

ShelterBox ambassador Bill Tobin was recently named the ShelterBox Rising Star for his efforts to raise awareness about and funds for the non-profit organization. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Bill Tobin said he could talk all day about ShelterBox. All day, indeed. This writer had difficulty getting out his front door. The El Dorado Hills Rotarian has undeniable enthusiasm for the organization that provides critical shelter and supplies for natural and man-made disaster victims all over the world. As a ShelterBox volunteer ambassador, Tobin […]

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