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Lend a hand: Hands4Hope needs adult volunteers

Inga Buckendorf, an adult lead with Hands4Hope, hands out meals to the homeless with youth volunteer Daniel Jamieson. Courtesy photo

In its four years of existence Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference has seen its youth participation explode. Founder/Executive Director Jennifer Bassett started with an idea and 15 youth volunteers. Today she oversees 640 youth volunteers and dozens of community projects every year. In 2011 the kids logged more than 5,000 volunteer hours. “(The organization’s […]

No Comment / February 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 1-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Wild child Feb. 1: Deputies responding to an out of control juvenile report on Stonebriar Drive reportedly discovered vandalism committed by the 14-year-old girl. While you were shopping Feb. 2: A vehicle was burglarized in Town Center. Not so secure Feb. 3: A 15-year-old […]

No Comment / February 09, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: February

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in the case Feb. 3: A cashbox and metal file related to an open case were found on Cameron Park Drive. Pulled over Feb. 3: A 22-year-old man was reportedly found in possession of hypodermic needles during a traffic stop on La Canada […]

No Comment / February 09, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Oak Ridge students get scientific at competition

Oak Ridge students Nathan Somavarapu, David Bryant, Kaythan Somavarapu and Shefali Pandya, seen here with coach Dave Warren, left to right, showed off their smarts at the Science Bowl. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School reentered the Science Bowl competition this year with a strong team. On Feb. 4 students David Bryant, Shefali Pandya, Nathan Somavarapu and Kaythan Somavarapu, along with coach/math teacher Dave Warren, battled wits against 24 other teams at the  U.S. Department of Energy sponsored the Sacramento Regional Science Bowl at Rio Americano High School. The […]

No Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County to approve sex-offender ordinance

El Dorado County’s sheriff, district attorney and superintendent of schools have united to push for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders from loitering or congregating at certain public places. A first reading of the proposed ordinance was posted at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting and introduced by DA Vern Pierson. “Basically, this is a tool […]

No Comment / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Biz park sewer lift to be replaced

T&S Construction Co. will build a new sewer lift station at the El Dorado Hills Business Park after it was the low bidder at $1,285,900. Including El Dorado Irrigation District construction management, consultants and testing, PG&E electricl service relocation and a contingency fund bring the total project costs to $1.6 million. The lift station, one […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit to observe President’s Day

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Transit will not operate bus or Dial-A-Ride service on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of the President’s Day holiday. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information or a complete listing of holidays call El Dorado Transit at […]

No Comment / February 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »