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New state EpiPen law has EDH roots

El Dorado Hills resident and legislative aide Heidi Hannaman helped create SB 1266, or California's mandatory stock epinephrine in schools bill, which was signed into law last week. She is pictured in front of the Capitol with husband Brandon and children Savannah and Hudson. Courtesy photo

The school EpiPen bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last week may not have happened had an El Dorado Hills woman not first pitched the idea to the senator who authored it. Senate Bill 1266 requires K-12 public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) and train at least one staff member at each campus to […]

2 Comments / September 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

King Fire continues to burn

Idaho City Hot Shot Brian Brennan communicates with a ground crew from a lookout at the Pacific Ranger Station helispot in the Eldorado National Forest last week. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

As of Sept. 22, the U.S. Forest Service reported the King Fire had burned 87,592 acres with 18 percent containment. The fire began on Sept. 13 at about 6:37 p.m. near King of the Mountain Road in Pollock Pines as a result of alleged arson. Quickly growing and doubling overnight twice, the fire has been contained […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board approves budget

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board adopted its 2014-15 budget Thursday night, a $21.6 million document that includes two milestones — the annexation of Latrobe Fire Protection District and the construction of Station 84. Latrobe’s budget is listed at $448,015 with the majority of the money ($344,330) going toward salaries and benefits. The board will need […]

Comments Off / September 22, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Publisher to headline Women’s Fund event

Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Celebrate the power of collective giving and hear an inspiring speaker who has made a lifetime of giving back to the community at the Women’s Fund El Dorado annual Celebration Dinner set for Oct. 2. The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at David Girard Vineyards […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 12-16

The following information comes from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Trouble on Valley View Sept. 12: A grand theft was reported on Valley View Parkway. Gotcha Sept. 12: A 23-year-old woman received a citation after she reportedly tried to shoplift at a Post Street store. Big haul Sept. 14: More than $15,000 worth of items were […]

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Lane closures resume for Highway 50

The week of Sept. 22, the Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full one-directional lane closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. Starting Monday night, all eastbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Latrobe Road to Bass Lake Road. […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school superintendent hired by Elk Grove Unified

Chris Hoffman

El Dorado High School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman was selected as Elk Grove Unified School District’s new superintendent by the Elk Grove District Board of Trustees at the Sept. 16 meeting. Hoffman is beginning his fourth year as Superintendent of El Dorado Union High School District this year and will be taking up his new position […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »