Chief probation officer hired

The County of El Dorado and the Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, announced that Brian Richart has accepted appointment as El Dorado County’s new chief probation officer, according to a statement from the Chief Administrative Office and the Superior Court. A unique position under California law, the chief probation […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Holiday shoppers ‘keep it local’

Shoppers didn’t let turkey-filled bellies stop them from lining up at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Target last Thursday. Hundreds rushed in for Thanksgiving Day deals. And while “big box” retail has become hard to resist, shoppers clearly remembered to support local shops Saturday, which was, after all, Small Business Saturday. Bags in hand, families […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fake out Nov. 22: Someone tried to cash a fake payroll check at a Manning Drive business. Vandals attack Nov. 25: Vandalism was reported on Birchtree Circle. Taken Nov. 25: A 58-year-old woman allegedly stole jewelry from a Breese Circle home. Out cold Nov. […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Salmaan Noorani

Air Force Airman Salmaan Z. Noorani graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Hometown Hero: Andrew Canepa

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Canepa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Interact students help typhoon victims

When a typhoon devastated the Philippines last month, a country already reeling from a damaging earthquake, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members jumped into action. Spurred by media and communications officer Axel Peralta, who personally knows storm victims, the club began raising money for ShelterBox and United Nation’s World Food Programme. Students set up tables […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Local photographers help foster teens

Three local photographers said “yes” to Child Advocates of El Dorado County’s request to photograph local foster seniors. Most kids expect high school graduation pictures. Most kids get them. CASA staff realized some foster teens might not get theirs and asked photographers to donate their time for a photo shoot and keepsake pictures. Gail Shoop-Lamy […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,