Hometown Hero: John McCormack

Air Force Airman John J. McCormack graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

‘Mik’ takes the oath

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

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Boy knocks down disease symptoms with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When Nico Libby was 10, debilitating seizures disrupted his life every day. The Libby family, living overseas at the time, then received the diagnosis: Tourette’s Syndrome. They got on the first plan back to the United States. “We knew the United States would have the best care for Nico,” said Nico’s father Fritz Libby. “We just wanted to come […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 2

Naked wrist Dec. 26: A Aliso Way resident reported a bracelet stolen from her home, possibly by a housekeeper. Jewel heist Dec. 27: An 18-year-old girl is suspected of taking nearly $6,000 worth of jewelry from an Orchid Shade Drive residence. The victim made the report for insurance purposes but did not desire prosecution. Sticky […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Teen Court training this month

The El Dorado County Teen Court programs in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe will conduct training for new student volunteers and for all student attorneys this month. Placerville will hold its training from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the El Dorado Superior Courthouse, 495 Main St. in Placerville. South Lake Tahoe […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

PG&E electric rates creep up, gas rates go down

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials said today that with the start of the new year, residential customers will see a significant decline in natural gas rates, and a modest increase in electric rates to cover the utility’s costs of maintaining and modernizing its system and of meeting a state mandate to buy […]

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