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EDH man in Nevada train wreck

El Dorado Hills resident Jim Bickley and other California Zephyr passenger made an unscheduled stop in Nevada Friday after a semi struck the train. “At about 11:20 a.m. a semi tractor-trailer rig drove into the side of an Amtrak train at a public railroad crossing east of Reno, Nev.,” states a press release issued by Amtrak. ”There […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Seth Holzer

Airman Seth Holzer

Air Force Airman Seth D. Holzer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Fire Board president responds to grand jury report

El Dorado Hills Fire Board President Greg Durante issued the following statement in response to the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report: “I have assigned the report to a committee and will provide a detailed response to their findings and recommendations in the next 60 days. That is our opportunity to correct misstatements and clarify district […]

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Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

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Town Center ready to put on another dazzling show

FIREWORKS light up the night at Town Center's Fireworks Jubilee. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills is excited to announce the second Annual Fireworks Jubilee Sunday, July 3. The afternoon will be full of family fun and entertainment located throughout the El Dorado Hills Town Center leading to the magnificent fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars. An area dedicated for children activities will be located near the Target […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel takes unexplained leave

John Skeel

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel has taken an unplanned leave of absence, reportedly at the encouragement of the CSD Board of Directors. Skeel said he couldn’t discuss his leave but did call it “surprising.” He took the job in January 2011. Neither Skeel or CSD officials have returned calls, but unofficial sources […]

5 Comments / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Be cool, urges state health director

SACRAMENTO – With the arrival of summer and hot weather upon us, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, encourages California residents to follow these top-10 helpful tips to stay safe this summer: 1. Reduce exposure to the sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest, and […]

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