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Supervisors update planning documents

After two-and-a-half days deep in the weeds, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 13 voted tentatively to adopt a range of recommendations that will lead to General Plan amendments and a change in the county’s Zoning Ordinance. The project titled the Targeted General Plan Amendments and  Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) required an extensive […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Superintendent Meyers resigns

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers stepped down from his position, it was announced at a special El Dorado County Board of Education meeting Monday morning. The board unanimously accepted Meyers’ resignation, which came less than two weeks after he crashed his truck into a utility box in Placerville and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scouts ensure old flags get proper respect

Carina Baxter, left, and her twin sister Alaina pose by the flag retirement box they built for their Girl Scout Silver Awards. Residents are encourages to drop their tattered flags in the box at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Photo by Roberta Long

For people who don’t know what to do with their old, tattered, torn and faded American flags, El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Alaina and Carina Baxter have a solution. The 14-year-old twins, freshman students at Oak Ridge High School, designed and built a flag retirement box to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. It sits […]

1 Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Fire fighting for promised revenue

El Dorado County owes the El Dorado Hills Fire Department more than $500,000 — funds guaranteed to the fire department after it annexed the Latrobe Fire Protection District. In 2014-15 and 2015-16 the department expected to receive a little more than $256,000 each fiscal year as outlined in an El Dorado County Board of Supervisors resolution guaranteeing that […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Small Serrano expansion given the OK

Parker Development received the go ahead to add residential lots to its Serrano development at the Nov. 12 El Dorado County Planning Commission meeting. Located near the intersection of Village Green Drive and Russi Ranch Drive in El Dorado Hills, the 122-acre site will be divided into 50 residential lots plus four open space lots. Making up Phase II […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Human bones found at Folsom Lake

Sheriff's investigators work the scene where a human skull and other bones were found Friday along Folsom Lake's shoreline near Browns Ravine. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

A mother and son found a human skull in the Browns Ravine/Hobie Cove area of Folsom Lake Thursday evening. El Dorado County sheriff’s investigators responded to the scene. “(Investigators) are thinking that the body could be 10 to 15 years old (in the water, not the person’s age). The victim could have drowned from a boat accident … suicide, […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Nov. 5 4:47 p.m. Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Silva Valley Parkway and stole several items, including credit cards that were later used at various establishments. 5:20 p.m. Thieves entered the Francisco Drive Safeway, loaded a cart with baby formula and left without […]

Comments Off / November 15, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »