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El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: Feb 1 through Sept. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Out of service Sept. 5: A man reported that someone stole his cell phone left in a vehicle parked on Lombardia Way. Uncontrolled Sept. 3: Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on Lennox Drove. […]

2 Comments / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Fireworks shell goes awry, injures boy

BRAVE BOY - Kiran Belgal, 9, was struck by an errant firework during the July 3 Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center, suffering a second degree burn to his neck. El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedics Jason Smith, Dale Hemstalk, Ryan Hathaway and Jeff Cummins, left to right, treated the injury and comforted the boy, who was surprisingly calm throughout the experience. A girl received a lesser injury from the same firework, and was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

One of the aerial displays apparently detonated at a low altitude during the fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center on July 3, sending hot embers into the crowd.  There were two reported injuries, the worst of which was Kiran Belgal, 9, who suffered a second-degree burn on his neck. Kiran, his mother Menka and his sister Anisha, 11, were standing […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes OK Silva Valley SEIR

Certified back in 1991, the Environmental Impact Report for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange project had to be updated. Consequently the El Dorado County Department of Transportation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report that was approved by county supervisors during a recent meeting. Because of the “passage of time,” minor changes to the project and […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID study calls for rate shift

A Cost of Services study by the El Dorado Irrigiation District calls for changing residential rates from 70 percent consumption based to 50 percent consumption based. The study, rolled out last June 13, also indicates lower sewer bills. As the EID Board of Directors delved into the nitty gritty of the Cost of Service analysis […]

2 Comments / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff helps nab Folsom robbery suspects

While on the campaign trail, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini spoke often about the importance of the county’s top cop actually being out on the streets. Last week, the sheriff walked the talk, as he and a deputy helped the Folsom Police Department apprehend three burglary suspects armed with what at the time was […]

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

Town Center jubilee wows the crowd

LITTLE PATRIOT — Sophia DeLaGarza, 2, of Cameron Park waves Old glory as she listens to the sounds of the Rhythm Vandals playing on the Theater Plaza Stage. Photo by William A. Scales

THOUSANDS CELEBRATED the Fourth of July at the second Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center Sunday. The event featured bounces houses and activities for the kids, a chili cook-off, live music and, of course, a brilliant fireworks show.                      

No Comment / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘No confidence’ in CSD board

EDH CSD General Manager John Skeel was asked by the board to take a break from his job. The move had some residents and CSD staff members angry.

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board didn’t flinch Thursday night when union representative Phil Stamborsky delivered an uncomfortable and unprecedented vote of no confidence on behalf of district employees for “the past two years of inappropriate actions by the board” and, more specifically, their potential dismissal of popular CSD General Manager John Skeel. Last […]

1 Comment / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »