Hammond addresses past trouble

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Potty break Oct. 11: Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of public intoxication after it was reported the suspect was seen drinking alcohol in a public restroom on Park Drive. Chillin’ in the car Oct. 12: A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion […]

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Huber reflects on time in Assembly

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber recently reflected on the highs and lows of four whirlwind years in state politics that ends on Dec. 6. A mix of liberal and conservative supporters turned out on Oct. 1 for a farewell reception hosted by Tony Mansour, Kevin Nagle, The Parker Development Company and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

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Don’t be alarmed: Firefighters, volunteers make homes safe

Marina Village residents got a nice wake-up call Saturday as El Dorado Hills firefighters and volunteers with the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Oak Ridge’s Interact Club canvassed the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for anyone who wanted them — free of charge. The event is part of the long-standing partnership […]

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Folsom adding Johnny Cash Trail to system

Johnny Cash didn’t ride a bicycle, so far as we know. And he never served time in Folsom Prison. What he did was make the city of Folsom famous worldwide with the recording of an album from two live concerts he performed at the state’s second maximum-security prison with his wife, June Carter, and his band, […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Are you ready for a zombie invasion?

As the fall season approaches, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency encourages residents to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Don’t be a Zombie. Be Prepared” campaign by doing three simple things — get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. “If your family and neighbors are prepared for […]

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Fire board incumbents cite accomplishments

El Dorado Hills Fire Board incumbents John Hidahl and Jim Hartley are running for reelection on a track record of budget balancing, fire house building and prudent fiscal policy making that they say have created one of the top emergency response agencies in the state. Hidahl brings 28 years of board service stretching back to […]