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Town Center’s got the holiday spirit

Don’t miss these exciting events at El Dorado Hills Town Center: Photo op with Santa Claus Through Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be spending time at El Dorado Hills Town Center spreading holiday cheer. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take a picture, with photo packages starting at […]

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

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Danielle Punao, left, seen here with Katie Punao and Alyssa Nielson, wants her classmates to put safety first when driving. The Girl Scout recenlty completed a traffic safety video to educate young drivers. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School senior Danielle Punao completed a video project to educate students on traffic safety. The video was part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and will be shown to local middle and elementary schools. “I knew that there were a lot of safety incidents with drivers and students who were going […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 21-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Nov. 21: A burglar forced entry into a Penniman Road home and stole items. Greedy gardener Nov. 21: Someone stole a weed eater, leaf blower and gas can from a Starmount Way residence. Egged Nov. 21: Someone threw eggs at a vehicle […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Low-interest home repair loans available

El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant Program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. These housing rehabilitation loans must be used to correct health and safety issues […]

Comments Off / November 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food Bank continues its mission in new digs

The Food Bank of El Dorado County was born out of a request by a father to his son. Founded in 2000 by Mike Sproull, he said he started it after his father asked him to do something good for the community. After looking around, Sproull said he found  no food bank in El Dorado […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Car wreck claims four lives

PLACERVILLE — A traffic collision near Apple Hill resulted in four deaths Saturday night. A Toyota Prius was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed over into oncoming traffic at about 6 p.m., according to a CHP press release. The Prius hit a Toyota Sienna “broadside,” the press release stated. Both […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Rough day at the office — Then-Capt. Brad Ballenger enjoys a moment with his wife Laura after the 2005 Souza fire, which threatened the lives of firefighters when a portion of a tile roof collapsed. Ballenger went on to become a division chief with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. He officially retires on Dec. 28, and plans to volunteer as a much-needed back-up chief.

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

1 Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »