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Storm water survey now available

El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency has rolled out a survey geared to help the public become more aware of water, water runoff, water pollution and storm water management. The survey is available on the CDA’s Long Range Planning website and is sponsored by the El Dorado County Storm Water Team. The information from the  anonymous […]

1 Comment / July 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

AG clears auditor

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn

The Office of the California Attorney General will not pursue any action against El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn. “The 2014-15 El Dorado County Grand Jury requested an investigation into the allegations and findings of its report in case GJ-14-12,” a brief news release from the county Chief Administrative Office states. “The Office of the California […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

FBI hunts the ‘Bandage Bandit’

This man is suspected in at least four bank robberies, including two in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in catching the “Bandage Bandit,” a suspect who has reportedly robbed banks from the Nevada state line to Folsom. The suspect, who wears bandages on his face, is believed to be in his 20s or 30s. He has blond hair, a large build and is 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

App has kids, adults on the go

El Dorado Hills brothers Cole Riley, left, and Caden Riley play Pokémon Go while walking down Town Center Boulevard last Friday. El Dorado Hills Town Center is a virtual gold mine for those playing the game. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though Pokémon Go was only released July 6, the location-based, real-time video game app has spread across the country and El Dorado Hills, with people of all ages playing to collect upward of 200 Pokémon characters. My 12-year-old son took me on a tour of El Dorado Hills to see just where the characters pop […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Public Health offering back-to-school childhood immunizations

New state law goes into full effect this school year The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Health Nursing Division reminds parents to plan now for the coming school year by ensuring their child is up-to- date on required immunizations. For those families without a health care provider, Public Health is now offering low-cost back-to- school […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 7-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 7 10:48 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Rookery Place. 12:55 p.m. An Olson Lane resident reported that someone stole items from his garage. July 8 7:29 a.m. Someone stole items from two locked vehicles parked in a Rosado Way driveway. 8:15 […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

$61 million sheriff’s facility gets go-ahead

The proposed sheriff's public safety facility will cover 12 acres plus a 7-acre solar farm (at an additional cost). Facility features include a shooting range and morgue.
Courtesy graphic

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward on an approximately $61 million public safety facility, voting 4-1 during a special meeting July 11. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the project saying that financial analysis to date is insufficient. Sheriff’s Department staff and volunteers packed the board chambers to standing room only and vigorously […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »