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Dirt churned on Silva Valley

Officials, past and present, from El Dorado and Sacramento counties take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Silva Valley interchange Thursday afternoon. Left to right: Ray Nutting, Ron Mikulaco, Brian Veerkamp, Don Nottoli, Jody Jones, John Knight, Ron Briggs, Jack Sweeney and Billy Vandegrift. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A who’s who of local officials and state representatives stood on a dusty hill in El Dorado Hills Thursday afternoon to kick-start construction of the community’s newest road project. Golden shovels turned the first dirt on a Highway 50 interchange project more than 20 years in the making — the Silva Valley interchange. El Dorado […]

1 Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Governor taps Folsom residents for tech appointments

Davood Ghods, 53, of Folsom, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology. Ghods has been deputy director for enterprise information services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2012. He was information technology services director at Auriga Corporation from 2011 to 2012, senior manager […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Jan. 2: Vandalism was reported on Wilson Boulevard. Busted Jan. 3: A deputy interrupted an apparent vehicle burglary in a Park Drive parking lot and arrested the 20-year-old suspect who was reportedly found with hypodermic needles. Too loud Jan. 4: A 21-year-old […]

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Bodacious Biking Babes give away bikes

Bodacious Biking Babes Carrie Cain, Kathy Hurd, Kim Fish, Colleen Yeandle-Rich, team sponsor John Crews, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Pauline Curtis and Lisa Robbins, left to right, donated bikes and safety gear to women who need reliable transportation. Courtesy photo

Guided by their motto “Girls Geared to Give,” the Bodacious Biking Babes, a women’s cycling team based in El Dorado Hills, recently donated bicycles to foster and orphaned teen girls locally and around the world so the girls could have their own set of wheels to get to school or work. Through their fundraising efforts, […]

No Comment / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CHP offers free ‘Start Smart’ class

The leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol, East Sacramento Area Office, will offer a free Start Smart. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as […]

No Comment / January 07, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tahoe watercraft inspection program continues to ward off invasive species

LAKE TAHOE — According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. During the 2013 boating season Tahoe Resource Conservation District watercraft inspectors performed more than 7,000 new inspections. In total, […]

No Comment / January 07, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

County EMS and Public Health Preparedness offices move

The Emergency Medical Services Agency and Public Health Preparedness program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency have moved from 415 Placerville Drive to 2900 Fair Lane Court in Placerville (behind the county library building).  The move is expected to save the county’s general fund about $40,000 per year in lease costs. […]

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