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New CSD chief appointed

New CSD General Manager Brent Dennis. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts.

The El Dorado Community Services District has a new general manager. The board of directors concluded a multi-month search and evaluation process on Thursday, Aug. 16, naming Robert “Brent” Dennis to the post effective Sept. 10. Dennis, 54, is a landscape architect by trade, and currently wears multiple hats at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 8-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Busy vandals Aug. 8: Vandalism was reported on Town Center Boulevard and Corsica Drive. Letters lifted Aug. 9: A Springburn Way resident reported her mail stolen. Vehicle targeted Aug. 11: Vandals damaged a vehicle pared on Town Center Boulevard. Caught Aug. 11: Deputies arrested […]

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Tea Party: Obamacare the wrong prescription for America

Igor Berman’s grandmother died an American citizen after decades of suffering under Soviet rule. Despite all the hardships she faced she held on to her dream of America and freedom — a dream millions of people all over the world share, he said. The country’s current political path could devastate those dreams, Congressman Tom McClintock’s […]

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Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

SACRAMENTO — California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement and other industrial-type permitted burning within the […]

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Union Mine grad killed in Afghanistan, procession coming through EDH Thursday evening

Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. Mote’s body will arrive at McClellan Air Field at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The procession to Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery will begin at approximately 5 p.m. The route will be along Highway 50, and will detour at El Dorado Hills Boulevard to go past Rolling Hills Middle School, where Mote’s father, […]

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Scary wildland fire on Salmon Falls Road

Old school wildland fire fight - El Dorado Hills Firefighters Mike Levenger, left, and Kyle Mattson, right, take shovels to the western border of the 70-acre Salmon Fire on Salmon Falls Road, 8 miles north of Green Valley Road, under the direction of Captain Matt Beckett, center.

The Delta Breeze returned Wednesday, breaking a string of six consecutive 100-plus degree days that created ideal conditions for the first big El Dorado Hills wildland fire in three years. “We dodged a bullet,” said a sweat-soaked El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb, shortly after an estimated 100 firefighters gained the upper hand on […]

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Stracener changes candidate statement

Local bail bondsman and political activist Chuck Holland was prepared to enter into litigation against El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Warren “Curt” Stracener, who Holland said  misrepresented himself to voters on a candidate statement. As of Aug. 13 the statement in question had been changed. “Holland has had repeated contact through his lawyers with Stracener’s legal […]

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