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Dry winter has Cal Fire on alert

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday Department of Water Resources officials conducted the year’s first snow survey which has Cal Fire officials concerned about increased fire danger. The lack of precipitation across the state has led to one of the driest winters on record. According to DWR the statewide water content is at 19 percent of normal. Despite […]

No Comment / January 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD hires interim general manager

Richard Ramirez

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors named Richard J. Ramirez as interim general manager in a 4-1 vote, during a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, with Director Bill Vandegrift opposing. Board President Guy Gertsch said Ramirez will evaluate and manage all district operations while the board launches a national search […]

2 Comments / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills gives back

Students Chrisy Dahm, Megan Engle, Lauren Sharp, Tori Trylivich and Lauren Ropollo, left to right, pose with a man to whom they delivered gifts, center, over the holiday break. Courtesy photo

About 185 students and adults gathered together to spread some Christmas cheer to the homeless population in Sacramento and Placerville late last month. Every year the Rolling Hills Christian Church youth bring new blankets, sleeping bags and socks to the church to gift wrap and deliver to people who are in need. The junior high […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Discounts available for some traffic tickets

The Superior Court of El Dorado County is offering a 50 percent discount on some old, unpaid traffic tickets. It is a limited-time “amnesty program” for certain outstanding court debt. The discount would apply to the total amount due, including the base fine and any assessments, late charges and other fees. The program will run […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDUHSD contracts call for 1.5% raises

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees at a recent meeting discussed several proposals from the Faculty Association, the California School Employees Association and the El Dorado Managers Association regarding compensation packages, contract issues and working conditions. After discussing several topics involving student and educational services, the Board addressed a few action/discussion […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD board sets short term course

The annual shuffling of El Dorado Hills Community Services District board leadership and committee membership took place during last month’s meeting, roughly an hour before four of five directors voted to terminate their general manager’s contract. The John Skeel firing will likely stand as the defining action of an embattled board that’s now facing an […]

3 Comments / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chiropractic clinic, spa team up to feed the hungry

Dr. Steve Long stands with some of the food donated by community members on HOPE Day. Courtesy photo

Town Center Family Chiropractic and Asante Spa teamed up for their annual fundraiser — HOPE Day — earlier last month, bringing in more that 1,200 pounds of food. The Helping Other People Eat event benefitted the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “The first year we had HOPE Day we raised close to 200 pounds […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »