Get free mental health first aid training

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Mental Health Division is offering an important community training series for members of the public entitled “Mental Health First Aid.”  The free, interactive training will arm the public with skills to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.   […]

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New ladder truck is a utility player

The El Dorado Hills Fire District took delivery of a replacement ladder truck last week. Following a year of evaluation, the district spent $1.085 million on a near-new Sutphen “quint” ladder truck, purchased with reserve funds, according to District CFO Connie Bair. Chief Dave Roberts said he hopes to get 20 years of service out […]

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Women adjust to Folsom Prison

For the first time in nearly 90 years Folsom Prison has a female inmate population. The women moved into the new Folsom Women’s Facility in January. More than 151 female inmates have been transferred to FWF, with more arriving every week. Prison officials expect to be at capacity of 403 by late summer. The women […]

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Friendship is key to this perfect match

Greg Durio of El Dorado Hills has been chosen Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. Durio, 49, and Kamryn, 10, have been matched for three-and-a-half years, since Kamryn was 7. They’ve remained friends through several moves that have left them in different cities an hour away […]

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Blanket making event benefits the elderly

Sleeping in on a Sunday morning? Not for Hands4Hope youth volunteers. Students, kindergarteners to high school seniors, spent Sunday morning tying blankets and setting up care packages for seniors at the Twin Lakes Food Bank. “I’ve always wanted to do an event that benefits the elderly .. .and I decided to put on this blanket […]

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Parisian film crew documents local fight against sex trafficking

On Valentine’s Day a French film crew from CANAL+ in Paris came to El Dorado Hills to document the profound impact Run For Courage is having on community awareness and education concerning sex trafficking. Executive Director Ashlie Bryant and Director of Beneficiary Programs Vicki Zito met with the crew to tell the Run For Courage […]

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Crack some crab and help the community

El Dorado Hills’ best, and tastiest, party of the year is just around the corner. On March 9 the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills hosts its annual crab feed and dance, featuring all-you-can-eat crab, a no host bar, a silent auction, raffles and dance beats mixed by DJ Anthony Avery. El Dorado Dance Academy […]

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