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Buses stopped for turkey day

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov 29. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will be closed. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, Nov. 30.  Sarting Tuesday, Nov. 26, the dispatch center will be accepting Dial-A-Ride requests for Nov. 30 through Dec 2. […]

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Serrano Men’s Book Club gives back to library

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks holds up the donation made by the Serrano Men's Book Club. Courtesy photo

By Morgan Storm Serrano Country Club Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $6,150 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks last week. This was the fifth annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall and Phil Benner. The donation is designated to […]

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From farmboy to firefighter to homebuilder … Jim O’Camb serves others

El Dorado Hills Deputy Fire Chief Jim O'Camb retires next month after nearly 35 years in the fire service.

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career. He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as […]

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Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

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Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and state park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge was built in 1868 and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

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Mik gets community input

El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco launched his first town hall with a confession: “I’m an information junkie.” He received plenty of information and feedback as the 20-plus participants discussed everything from the sign ordinance to affordable housing to Bass Lake Regional Park plans. Here’s your sign El Dorado County officials are in […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 7-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen Nov. 7: Someone took items from a Valley View Parkway garage. Open door Nov. 7: A theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Frascati Drive. Vandals strike Nov. 8: Vandalism was reported at a bank-owned home on Normaton Drive. Taken Nov. 9: […]

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