Cyclist hit by car

A man sustained serious injuries after being hit by a car while on his bicycle on June 29 in El Dorado Hills. David Castillo, 45, of Folsom, was riding his bicycle westbound on Alexandria Drive at 8:10 a.m., said CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. Meanwhile, Yiwei Chen, 51, of Folsom, was driving his blue 2005 Dodge […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

In the market for a fire truck?

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Grand Jury transcripts detail Nutting’s woes

The Grand Jury transcript detailing interviews that led to the indictment of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting were recently unsealed. Nutting faces four felony charges related to his participation in the Proposition 40 Fuels Reduction Program. Charges include filing a false documents, perjury by declaration, and failure to recuse himself from Board of Supervisors […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

County invites comment on General Plan policy

PLACERVILLE — Prompted by resident concerns over proposed housing developments, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is asking the public for additional feedback. Supervisors are considering a new policy to guide evaluation of large, privately initiated developments that would require a change to the El Dorado County General Plan. Staff from the county’s Community […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: June 27 through July 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike June 27: Vandalism was reported on Bridlewood Drive. Unusual find June 27: A detonation cord was found in the Stephen Harris Park parking lot on Tam O Shanter Drive. Caught June 28: A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of stealing alcohol […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,