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El Dorado County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and District Attorney’s Office, who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of 200-plus cases […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Knights of Columbus of Holy Trinity collect Easter hams for food bank

Pay Shields-Maher, left, and Art Aguilar stand buy the hams Holy Trinity parishioners donated to feed dozens of families during a food drive for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Courtesy photo

The Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills graciously hosted an Easter Ham Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus collected almost 1,300 pounds of hams and more than $400 in financial donations. “Knights of Columbus has proven to be a steward […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run For Courage race registration now open

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Run For Courage Race to End Human Trafficking. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Folsom. Registrants can participate in 5K and 10K races. Other race options include a 9.8 mile race and a kids’ fun run. Festivities kick-off at 7:15 a.m. with special speakers, events for the […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Comment on the targeted General Plan amendment

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU).  The DEIR is being prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. This DEIR is available for public and agency review […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Drug Take Back on April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheriff John D’Agostini, along with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will give residents of El Dorado County another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cai knows her mission

SEARCH AND RESCUE volunteer Noreen McClintock walks with her 6-year-old German Shepherd Cai at Wild Oaks Park in El Dorado HIlls.  Cai is a trained area wilderness, live find and cadaver search dog who along with McClintock participated in rescue efforts  following the mudslide in Darrington, Wash.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the “search” command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up. On […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID adopts mandatory irrigation schedule, watering day restrictions effective April 22

At its Monday, April 14, board meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved changes to its Drought Action Plan which included specific watering restrictions that will go into effect April 22. The district is currently in a Stage 2 Water Supply Warning in which the district has asked all customers to voluntarily […]

No Comment / April 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »