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County students make the grade

Recently released test scores for California students showed El Dorado County students doing better overall than the statewide average. On a statewide basis 49 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts/literacy standard, according to a California Department of Education information released Aug. 24. This was an increase of 4 percentage points over last year. In El Dorado […]

No Comment / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Brent Dennis says good-bye

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, poses with EDHCSD board member (and former general manager) Wayne Lowery next to a tree planted and dedicated last week to Lowery's late mother. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis is wrapping up his duties this week and saying goodbye to the community he’s served for four years before beginning his job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim next week. Thursday’s regular EDHCSD Board of Directors meeting will be Dennis’ last […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gardner’s Gardner a gorgeous, unforgettable roadster

Barney and Sara Gardner of El Dorado Hills pose with their 1930 Gardner Model 140 Sport Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Mitchell and Larry Weitzman Everyone has dreams. For Barney Gardner of El Dorado Hills, it was to restore and show a car bearing his name at the most prestigious car exhibit in North America, The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. A car guy through and through since he “was 3,” Gardner and his wife Sara […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 25-31

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 25 7:11 p.m. A man reported that he had been pushed several times during an altercation on Zapata Drive. Aug. 26 10:30 a.m. A man reported losing his credit card on Park Drive. It was later used by unknown suspect(s). 1:30 p.m. A […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

CEO guilty of tax evasion

SACRAMENTO — Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills recently pleaded guilty to tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, during the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service, despite receiving at least $2 million in […]

No Comment / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: August 2016

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Aug. 1 12:38 a.m. Deputies cited a 25-year-old man for alleged drug-related offenses on Coach Lane. Aug. 2 9:03 a.m. A light bar was reported stolen from a vehicle on La Crescenta Drive. 12:44 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Coach Lane. 7:15 […]

No Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

1 Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »