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Beware: Scammers put a new twist on an old ruse

A new twist on an old scam surfaced recently: A caller claims to be from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and informs a resident of a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons. Bail payment will be accepted in lieu of jail time. Hatch Graham of Placerville was told this by “Lt. Josh […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 12-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Going nowhere March 12: Someone cut a vehicle’s fuel lines on Windplay Drive. Pay the fare March 12: A 23-year-old man allegedly fled without paying his taxi driver on Town Center Boulevard. Break-in March 14: Someone broke into an Oak Ridge High School utility […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on economic development

Citing both the General Plan and a “work-in-progress” strategic plan, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors launched a project to spur economic development at its March 17 meeting. Tuesday’s morning session at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Station 85 drew an audience of about 100, including county staff. “There is no magic bullet […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man reportedly causes fatal wreck

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An alleged March 13 DUI collision claimed the life of a 28-year-old man. South Lake Tahoe resident Ginger D. Baker, 43, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Highway 50 west of Chiapa Drive at about 10:30 p.m. with the 28-year-old passenger, also of South Lake Tahoe, when their vehicle was […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scholarship to honor fallen Marine

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

PLACERVILLE — The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument established the Veterans Monument Scholarship Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation with the intent of assisting high school graduating seniors who are children of local El Dorado County veterans in their pursuit of higher education. Since 2010, the group has awarded $23,000 in scholarship monies […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD dog park off and running

Construction on a new El Dorado Hills dog park could begin in days, said El Dorado Hills Community District General Manager Brent Dennis at Thursday’s monthly board of directors meeting. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the first of two planned dog parks on the western slope in Cameron Park in 2013, but the second, which was supposed […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »