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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 28 – Oct. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Goin’ for a dip Oct. 3: A 21-year-old woman and an 22-year-old man were cited after they allegedly entered a locked pool area on Valley View Parkway. Stylish thief Oct. 3: A woman reportedly stole a $350 pair of shoes from a shoe boutique […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

‘Cannon Man’ gets his own grill

AMONG FRIENDS — ORHS Foundation President Anthony Scotch, holding plaque, is surrounded at Oak Ridge High School's concession stand named in his honor. Left to right, standing: Foundation board member Zac Collie, foundation secretary Bev Bock, board members Mela Fratarcangeli, Chris Champlin, Billie West, Phil Peacock, Dan Sozzi and Doug Barnett as well as ORHS Principal and board member Steve Wehr; kneeling: 5-year-old Shae Collie, board Treasurer Roberta Jetter and member Ann Root. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Foundation Past President Anthony Scotch couldn’t figure out why Principal Steven Wehr had to drag him out to the high school’s concession stand on a rainy Tuesday evening. Wehr said there was a problem but when Scotch arrived he only saw smiling faces as his friends — foundation board members — […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taste olive oil; help the homeless

In July 2010 the Community Resource Center opened its doors at 1864 Broadway in Placerville to help people who are homeless, or are on the verge of being homeless. “We serve the neediest in El Dorado County,” said Maureen Focht, who oversees the daily operations of the center with Rene Evans.”There have been over 3,000 […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn restrictions lifted in the county

CAMINO — At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire rescinded the current burn restrictions. Cooler weather and recent rains have allowed Cal Fire to lift the burn suspension.    The Amador-El Dorado Unit will also begin transitioning towards “winter preparedness levels” on Oct. 10. This transition allows the unit to release some seasonal firefighters […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Autumn Auction benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

"Big" of The Year Jim Cooke, seen here with his "Little" Max, is one of many success stories coming from Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Support the organization by attending the Big Autumn Auction on Oct. 22. Caris-matic Photography

From vacation packages to artwork to local wines and more, high bidders and winning raffle ticket holders will be cheering as they gather to enjoy the ninth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Big Autumn Auction. This year’s event takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Blue Shield of […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County building robotics program

The world is always evolving and the new “thing” is technology. From Apple to Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, everyone is talking about how cool and interesting technology is. What’s more? Technology is the future, according to the New York Times. The No. 1 fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science. But […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guinness takes the guesswork out of pub ownership

Guinness pub concept: There were hugs all around as Donal Ballance left Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Saturday morning, having gotten Dave and Betsy Wohler through two nights of soft opening early in the week, followed by a quietish public opening on Wednesday that grew into to a packed house Friday night. Ballance is a […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »