Acting Cal Fire Director Chief Ken Pimlott recently announced the appointment of Cameron Park resident Bill Holmes as the agency’s Northern Region chief. “The decision to promote and leave AEU after seven and a half years was not an easy one. I still feel like I just got here and am full of ideas for the [...]
Sierra Wildlife Rescue will hold its first class of the new year, “Are You Ready to Rehab?,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the SWR Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road, Placerville. The class is designed to acquaint those who may be interested in rehabbing orphaned and injured wild animals with basic requirements [...]
Former El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Neves retired in late 2009, a full year before his term ended. He offered up the tried-and-true but paper-thin “time with family” exculpation to explain his departure. Neves’ CalPERS retirement benefit, a tidy $15,202 per month, might have also factored into the decision. With pension reform in the wind, Neves [...]
El Dorado County native plans to run for Sweeney’s District 3 supervisor seat El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp gave his “90-day notice” during the Dec. 9 fire board meeting, citing tentative plans to run for Jack Sweeney’s District 3 county supervisor seat opening up in 2012. He will leave the department in March. [...]
The latest chapter in the Serrano Mello Roos refund novella unfolded during the Dec. 14 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting with a decision to make the reserve available only for Serrano infrastructure or, more likely, to either pay off the bond early or reduce future payments. But the plan hinges on Serrano’s next [...]
Former El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager Wayne Lowery takes his place on the CSD Board of Directors with incumbents Bill Vandegrift and Tony Rogozinski reelected in November. The men will each serve a four-year term. Noelle Mattock and Guy Gertsch are the other two CSD directors.
The second weekend in January 2011, Christmas trees will be chipped at the El Dorado Hills Community Park during the hours and dates listed below. The park is located along El Dorado Hills Boulevard between Harvard Way and St. Andrews Drive. This two-day program is offered free of charge by the El Dorado Hills Community [...]