Phone crackdown: Nearly 3,000 drivers ticketed

SACRAMENTO — Law enforcement in the Sacramento region recently concluded the first wave of their tough, new high visibility driver hand-held cell phone and texting enforcement campaign, “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other,” and the results are in. The California Office of Traffic Safety recently announced that 2,923 drivers were cited for texting or talking with a hand-held […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Community Action Council Seeks New Member

The El Dorado County Community Action Council is seeking to fill a one vacancy representing the Community Member Sector. Community agencies that serve El Dorado County residents in areas such as shelter, food, medical, counseling, etc. are encouraged to apply for membership. The purpose of the El Dorado County Community Action Council is to act […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unauthorized user Dec. 19: A thief broke into a vehicle parked on Silva Valley Parkway and later used the victim’s stolen credit card. Unruly shopper Dec. 20: A female Target employee reported being accosted by a male customer. Clubs swiped Dec. 21: A Thief […]

January 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

John & Loretta ready for the next chapter

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch Dec. 13-19

Teen in trouble Dec. 12: A 13-year-old boy was cited for allegedly possession marijuana on a Silva Valley Road school campus. Housewarming surprise Dec. 13: Purchasers of an Arches Avenue home reported finding a firearm in the house. Deputies could not track down the weapon’s owner. Off with the dolly Dec. 14: Thieves swiped a […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Seniors treated to music, sweets, free lunch

Girl Scouts ages 6 to 13 years old sang Christmas carols to a roomful of seniors at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center last Friday morning. From new troops of Daisies to seasoned seventh-grade Cadets, “It’s been a decade-long tradition,” said Troop Leader Angela Nicholson. Her one troop started singing carols to seniors when her […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

December 26, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,