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Dec. 10 is property tax deadline

The delinquent date to pay the first installment of El Dorado County property taxes is Friday, Dec. 10, reports C. L. Raffety, El Dorado County treasurer-tax collector. The law allows payments to be considered timely if the postmark on the envelope indicates mailing on or before the delinquent date. However, envelopes must be postmarked by […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pharmacy robbery suspect offered deal

ROBBERY suspect Andrew Schultz appears in court Monday. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

The 22-year-old man accused of robbing an El Dorado Hills Safeway at gunpoint has been offered a plea deal, his attorney said Monday. Clifford Safranski, the public defender for suspected armed robber Andrew Schultz, said attorneys from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office offered his client six months in jail as well as three […]

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Assistant CAO moves up

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors announced its selection of Terri Daly as the new Chief Administrative Officer. “We are fortunate that Terri already has a proven track record of success as a county executive,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Norma Santiago. “Terri’s experience and get-it-done approach will serve the county well.” Daly has […]

No Comment / December 06, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Library becomes dress factory

READY FOR THE CATWALK — Liv Bess, 4, models a pillowcase dress created during the first "Dress A Girl Around the World" sewing bee last Wednesday at the El Dorado Hills library. The dresses go to girls ages 4 to 12 who live in Third World countries.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills librarian and seamstress Therese Schmidt imagines a world where every little girl owns at least one dress. Her mission is to replace the tattered and stained rags that many Third World girls wear with a clean, comfortable “pillowcase dress” and a dose of dignity and confidence. Schmidt organized the first El Dorado […]

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El Dorado Transit posts holiday schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority announces it will operate the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year holidays: Thursday, Dec. 23 – Limited service The Saturday Express will operate its regular Saturday schedule; no other local fixed routes will operate. Limited Dial-A-Ride andADA complementary paratransit services will be available. Sacramento Commuter Route No. 6 will […]

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Civil Air Patrol squadron celebrates 30th anniversary with proclamation, awards

TOP HONORS — Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85'€™s 2010 Cadet Officer of the Year€“ C/1st Lt. Evan Yanagihara, left, and Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year C/2nd Lt. Mary Barb smile at the awards banquet. Photo by Capt. Aaron Yanagihara, CAP

PLACERVILLE — The Eugene L. Carnahan Cadet Squadron 85 celebrated its 30th anniversary with a celebratory awards banquet Saturday night at the Diamond Springs Mother Lode Lion’s Club facility. The event was attended by more than 100 guests and dignitaries from the community and the ranks of Civil Air Patrol, past and present. The evening started with […]

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

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 […]

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