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El Dorado Hills Fire Department policies go digital

The task of keeping policy manuals current has always been a nightmare for organizations. For El Dorado Hills Fire Department, with 70 employees and 38 volunteers, the challenge of keeping binders up-to-date manually takes a lot of staff time. At the July 16 board of directors meeting, the board voted to center the digital age […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Empty lot weed abatement going strong

In 1990 El Dorado Hills residents asked the fire department to make sure empty lots in residential neighborhoods were not a fire hazard. The population then was around 6,400. The fire department passed an ordinance titled the Unimproved Property Hazard Reduction Ordinance, commonly referred to as the Vacant Lot Program. Cutting and clearing flammable vegetation […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s warning: Watch out for shoulder surfers

Suspected “shoulder surfers” were spotted lurking near the Bank of America on Missouri Flat Road earlier this month, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. At around 12:45 p.m. on July 6 deputies responded to a report that two African-American adults, one man and one woman, were “shoulder surfing” ATM customers. “Shoulder […]

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Ponds get a reprieve

Serrano's pond near the El Dorado Hills Library will get more water, but no more than 50 percent of what the El Dorado Irrigation District supplemented in 2013. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Some El Dorado County ponds won’t go dry just yet, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors decided at its July 13 meeting. As the board has sought to meet state regulations that call for a 28 percent reduction in water use, in May the directors approved revisions to EID’s Drought Action Plan that included suspending potable water […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man suspected of peeping

Andrew Lee

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested 49-year-old Andrew Lee of El Dorado HIlls on suspicion of annoying children and peeping following an investigation, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. Lee was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 14, at around 11:40 a.m. at a residence in the 800 block of Royal Troon Drive. He was […]

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Holy Trinity to host its first ordination

Paul Reilly, seen here being ordained a deacon last winter in Africa, will be ordained a Catholic priest for the Missionaries of Africa on July 25 at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills, marking the first Ordination for the parish in its 23 year history. Courtesy photo

“I feel called to be a witness to Christ’s love in the African world,” Deacon Paul Reilly says of his decision to be ordained a Catholic priest this Saturday at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills. The ordination will mark the first time in Holy Trinity’s 23-year history the sacrament of Holy Orders has […]

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Crime Log: July 9-14

July 9 8:15 a.m. An attempted vehicle burglary occurred on Sophia Parkway. 1 p.m. A 77-year-old woman reported stolen registration from her vehicle on Wilson Boulevard. 1:15 p.m. A 19-year-old woman’s cell phone was stolen while she was working at Target. 1:26 p.m. Grand theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Wilson Boulevard. July […]

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