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 ,

Local scout raises funds for Grace Foundation

Kaythan Somavarapu an Eagle Scout from local Boy Scout Troop 454 has raised $1,300 to support Grace Foundation. Kaythan, an animal lover wanted to help the Grace Foundation and all the animals that call it a home. He request for donations to Grace Foundation instead of any personal gifts to him at his recent Eagle […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Priest earns new stripes

Following regularly scheduled services at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park,  Rev. Dr. Sean Cox quickly shed his vestments for his Navy uniform in preparation for his promotion ceremony from lieutenant commander to commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Administering the oath in front of the Faith congregation was Col. Christopher Starling, U.S. Marine Corps, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Kittens and cats need ‘fur’ever homes

Kitten season is in full swing and the El Dorado County Animal Services shelter in Placerville is reaching out to the community to encourage adoptions. “Our shelter is nearly full with some amazing kittens and cats right now, and we are asking the public to help us find these beautiful animals loving homes,” said Allison […]

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

First EDH Cabinet foundation grants announced

The El Dorado Community Foundation’s El Dorado Hills Cabinet recently awarded its first grants. In response to the outreach to local nonprofits organizations, service clubs, schools and churches in the area, cabinet members received 19 returned requests for funding. “All of us in the cabinet were pleased to receive so many quality applications from such a […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Crime watch: July 4-10

Thirsty thieves July 4: Unknown suspect(s) stole a 12-pack of beer from a business on Town Center Boulevard. Under the gun July 4: An unknown subject entered a residence on Wilson Boulevard and stole a firearm. Those aren’t sparklers July 4: Deputies observed a subject lighting fireworks in the middle of the roadway on Gillett Drive. […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,