Folsom man takes commission seat, aims to reduce mental illness stigma

Earlier this summer Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Folsom resident John Boyd to a three-year term on the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. The 16-member commission oversees services provided under the Mental Health Services Act. The act was created when voters approved Proposition 63 in November 2004. The Mental Health […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Highway 50 fire singes EDH neighborhood

Firefighters attacked a fast-spreading grass fire south of Highway 50 at the Folsom-El Dorado County line  Friday afternoon, knocking down the flames that scorched 163 acres in a matter of hours. Friday was another in a series of hot, dry days with light E-NE winds. The temperature was 95 degrees when the fire was reported […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Speaker shares story of Jewish life under Muslim rule

FOLSOM — For the first time in Folsom, the Sierra Jewish Academy is hosting a lecture by Dr. Daniel Khazzoom, who will recount his personal story of life as a Jew under Muslim law and the plight of over one million Jewish refugees of Arab countries. The lecture titled No Way Back, the Journey of a Jew […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Walt Gray Ride stops at Red Hawk

Red Hawk Casino will help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the community by hosting the 11th annual Walt Gray Ride on Sunday, Aug. 18, benefitting Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast at Sacramento State University Alumni Center parking lot 8, 6000 […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: July 12-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Found but not returned July 12: A man reportedly found a wallet containing $800 cash on Park Drive but has not yet contacted the item’s owner. Out of order July 13: Deputies arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of disorderly conduct at Town Center. […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Hard fire safety lessons learned over the weekend

CAMINO — One home and an outbuilding were destroyed last Saturday afternoon when a person mowing tall dry weeds caused a wildfire that spread quickly to the structures. The fire displaced a Placerville family who escaped with only the clothes on their backs and took the lives of some of the families’ pets. A few […]

July 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged

Assistant director of Community Development selected

PLACERVILLE — David Defanti has been selected has the assistant director of the El Dorado County Community Development Agency. Defanti comes to El Dorado County from Sacramento County where he has worked since 2004, most recently as a senior planner. In Sacramento he was responsible for the general plan update and growth management strategy, housing […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,