Interact volunteers give back

No offense to teens who spend their Friday evenings playing video games and Saturday mornings sleeping in … the Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members have better things to do. Last week the students spent hours giving their time and energy to children they will likely never meet. About a dozen club members shopped […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Let’s make a deal

An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department employee got an offer he couldn’t refuse after posting a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. Interested buyers reportedly offered to trade a vehicle and one-quarter pound of marijuana for the seller’s vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Department press release. Narcotic investigators took the opportunity handed to them and arranged to […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Town Center’s got the holiday spirit

Don’t miss these exciting events at El Dorado Hills Town Center: Photo op with Santa Claus Through Christmas Eve Santa Claus will be spending time at El Dorado Hills Town Center spreading holiday cheer. Families are invited to visit with Santa to share wish lists and to take a picture, with photo packages starting at […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Oak Ridge High School senior Danielle Punao completed a video project to educate students on traffic safety. The video was part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and will be shown to local middle and elementary schools. “I knew that there were a lot of safety incidents with drivers and students who were going […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 21-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Nov. 21: A burglar forced entry into a Penniman Road home and stole items. Greedy gardener Nov. 21: Someone stole a weed eater, leaf blower and gas can from a Starmount Way residence. Egged Nov. 21: Someone threw eggs at a vehicle […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Low-interest home repair loans available

El Dorado County has funds available as low-interest rate loans for home repairs to income-qualified homeowners in the unincorporated areas of the county. Funding is provided through the State Community Development Block Grant Program and the county’s Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Funds. These housing rehabilitation loans must be used to correct health and safety issues […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Food Bank continues its mission in new digs

The Food Bank of El Dorado County was born out of a request by a father to his son. Founded in 2000 by Mike Sproull, he said he started it after his father asked him to do something good for the community. After looking around, Sproull said he found  no food bank in El Dorado […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,