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County redistricting maps available

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado County’s redistricting map alternatives are now available for public review and comment. The California Election Code requires boards of supervisors to approve supervisorial district boundaries following each federal decennial census so that districts are nearly equal in population. The U.S. Census Bureau now estimates El Dorado County’s population at 181,058, an increase […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UC Davis patient receives regions first MRI-safe pacemaker

SACRAMENTO — UC Davis Medical Center cardiologists have given the first patient in inland Northern California a new type of pacemaker that can function during magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI. The new device has software that can be programmed to an “MRI safe” mode and the components have been designed to resist heat and […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Defensible space and weed abatement: It’s everyone’s responsibility, part 2

By Battalion Chief Mike Webb Cameron Park Fire Department In my previous submission, I discussed the need for each property owner in Cameron Park to begin the process of preparation for the upcoming fire season and summer months. I wanted to share some information that might provide some encouragement for all residents to increase their […]

No Comment / April 20, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Watchdogs howl for open meetings

El Dorado Irrigation District officials have agreed to let the public sit in on previously closed meetings of a Redistricting Advisory Committee tasked with recommending boundary alignments to the five El Dorado Irrigation District divisions. The shift toward greater transparency in the redistricting process came as a result of a contentious Community Council meeting in El […]

No Comment / April 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire gets a little smaller

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board spent last Wednesday morning behind closed doors grilling the “final four” fire chief candidates; April 26 is the target to announce the new chief. In the afternoon they opened the doors to finalize the latest district downsizing plans. As a result of their actions, the new chief will have […]

No Comment / April 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar Derby pushes you to the limit

FULL SPEED AHEAD —€” A women's team at the Folsom Handcar Derby gives it their all. This year's events take place April 30 and May 1, with a practice session on April 23. Courtesy photo

If you haven’t started training … get moving before your chance to compete in the Folsom Handcar Derby goes zipping by. The annual event hosted by the Folsom, El Dorado & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association and the Sacramento Valley Railroad takes place on April 30 (time trials) and May 1 (race day) with a practice […]

No Comment / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you think about the possible departure of the Kings?

Wally Jukes, Latrobe "I watched them play their hearts out for three quarters and then lose in the fourth for years. This really isn't much different."

Dan Russell, Folsom “Of course it’s sad to see Sacramento lose a pro team, but I think we went overboard to try to keep them. A pro team shouldn’t rely on city funding. The Maloofs can afford this.” Ed Spellacy, El Dorado Hills “The entire region needed to do more. The Kings weren’t a strictly […]

No Comment / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »