Grand Jury disbanded

An order dated Feb. 22 and signed by Judge Steven Bailey discharged the entire 2012-13 El Dorado County Grand Jury. According to the court order, the Grand Jury fell below the minimum of 12 active jurors and was thus discharged. No annual report had been made and there was no time left to select new […]

Girl Scout’s health fair educates children

Girl Scout Mandy Price spent a Saturday morning educating people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For her her Girl Scout Gold Award project to benefit children in her community, Price recently hosted a health fair in El Dorado Hills that focused on exercising and eating healthy. Booths at the event educated visitors about bike […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

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Sale, walk benefit MitoKids

Oak Ridge High School’s Interact Club will host a rummage sale to raise money for the MitoKids Foundation. Shop donated goods in the ORHS upper parking lot, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. MitoKids, a non-profit organization, spreads awareness about Mitochondrial Disease and supports the families […]

March 20, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Put on your best hat for the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition

Place your bet and don your favorite party hat for El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition’s Kentucky Derby fun-raiser to improve and enhance the lives of young people.  Festivities will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. Delicious appetizers, games, live music by “Rhythm […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

State Responsibility Areas in El Dorado Hills

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half the exuburban community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant nothing to residents. But that changed with the enactment of the state Fire Prevention Fee on parcels […]

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Fire fee could threaten mutual aid

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts worries that the state Fire Prevention Fee will threaten the effectiveness of California’s vaunted Mutual Aid System, which plays out locally as a cross-boundary chess game of move ups, coverage and “auto-aid” (closest resource) responses overseen by Cal Fire’s Camino Command Center. The fee effectively played the one […]

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