El Dorado Transit announces holiday schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays: Tuesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) – Limited Service The local routes will operate on a Saturday schedule. Limited Dial-A-Ride and complementary paratransit services will be available. Sacramento Commuter Routes 4 and 6 will operate with service to […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Triple trouble Dec. 5: Deputies arrested a 26-year-old man on Monte Verde Drive on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant. Converter theft Dec. 5: Someone stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Allstate agent honored

Allstate agency owner Maryeth Loriaux received three Agency Hands in the Community Awards for her commitment to helping others. With these awards came $1,000 grants from The Allstate Foundation for CASA El Dorado, El Dorado Hills Community Vision and Run For Courage Inc. Allstate agents and employees have a proud history of putting their good […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

‘Spitting in cancer’s face’ — EDH woman tackles disease with resolve

Less than three months ago Diana Fontana’s breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock to everyone, especially her. The El Dorado Hills stay-at-home mom is a licensed registered nurse with what she called zero risk factors. “I eat right, I exercise, I’m not overweight,” she said. “I’ve learned 85 percent of women with new breast […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Nutting trial set

After a short conference with the attorneys in the case involving Supervisor Ray Nutting, visiting Judge Timothy Buckley set the start date for his trial as Feb. 4. The trial is expected to last three weeks with a jury drawn from a pool of approximately 300 people. A pretrial conference was also set for Jan. […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

BBBS director believes in power of one

Excited to be a position where she can make a difference in people’s lives, Brenda Frachiseur was recently announced as the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County (BBBS). In the job since October and still getting her feet wet, Frachiseur, 58, comes with 30 years of experience working for […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Supervisors re-authorize the ‘long, slow climb’ approach

El Dorado County Supervisors posed their own version of the proverbial “chicken and egg” conundrum during Tuesday’s board meeting. In forecasting for growth, should housing projections come before traffic impact projections? And the answer is yes, no, we’re not sure. Housing projections must be at least partially based on existing or planned infrastructure, while infrastructure […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,