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Prevent a Christmas tree fire

Christmas trees can light up a room; however, if not properly taken care of they can spark dangerous fires. ThinkStock image

CAMINO — Christmas tree fires cause approximately 200 house fires each year in this country. There are very simple steps you can take to prevent this type of fire from happening to you. When you are ready to put up your tree, make a fresh cut at the base of the tree (a minimum of 2 […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Office of Education talks organization

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The El Dorado County Office of Education will host an informational community forum on School District Organization on Monday, Jan. 10, in Conference Room B-2 at the Office of Education. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., with the forum taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  This forum on School District Organization is designed as an […]

No Comment / December 02, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD agrees to Waste Connections contract extension

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s public hearing to discuss its trash and recycling pickup contract with El Dorado Disposal Services resulted in a 13-year contract extension, which will likely bring El Dorado Hills’ contract into alignment with similar contracts in Cameron Park and Placerville. Alignment with the two other West Slope communities that enforce […]

No Comment / November 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Placerville man shot during botched drug deal, cops say

A drug deal gone awry led to the shooting of a 21-year-old Placerville man Friday night, according to officials with the Folsom Police Department. The Placerville resident, whose name was not immediately available, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was treated at an area hospital. Folsom Police Department officers responded to a report of […]

No Comment / November 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food bank gets into the holiday spirit of giving

PLACERVILLE — The Food Bank of El Dorado County proudly present its Holiday Outreach event for 2010. For more than a decade  your local Food Bank has teamed with the community and provided the supplies for a complete holiday meal to our less fortunate neighbors in communities throughout El Dorado County with this incredible event that […]

No Comment / November 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Become a sheriff’s dept. STAR

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department announces its volunteer Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees training academy will run March 7-18, 2011. START Academy training hours are 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, with accompanying evening driver proficiency training and law enforcement support visitations. The academy concludes with a formal uniformed graduation on March 18. […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge High students reach out to Oak Ridge elementary

BE CHANGE — Ripley Hunter, 17, prepares to buy a "BE CHANGE" T-shirt from Oak Ridge High School Leadership students Alex Bennett, 18, and Meredith Maher, 18. The leadership class is raising funds this week for Oak Ridge High alum Jason Harper'€™s "Be Change"€ organization, which benefits the students of Oak Ridge Elementary School in Oak Park. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Jason Harper is asking Oak Ridge High School students to go the extra mile for inner city kids. The El Dorado Hills’ family man and Oak Ridge High School alumni proved his mettle in 2008 by completing a 100 mile run in temperatures that soared above 100 degrees, raising awareness and money for the students […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »