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District 1 candidate: Hidahl focused on long-term planning

“A natural fit,” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full time on the district he’s called home since 1978 when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Log: April 14-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 14 1:13 a.m. A 57-year-old suspect identified in an outside agency’s case was located and arrested on Alexandra Drive. 7:05 a.m. Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after an overnight Rushcliffe Court break-in, during which a phone, credit cards and […]

April 27, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

EDH man accused of rape

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced Friday the arrest of an El Dorado Hills rape suspect. Romeo Andre Alfonso Vallar, 18, is currently in custody in the El Dorado County Jail in lieu of $150,000, according to the inmate report posted online at press time yesterday. He’s accused of three felonies: incest, rape of a person who […]

April 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

DUI checkpoint helps CHP nab three

Placerville California Highway Patrol organized a sobriety checkpoint in El Dorado County Wednesday night and surprised some drivers; three people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The checkpoint was set up at 7 p.m. and continued through the evening at El Dorado Hills Boulevard at Crown Drive in El Dorado Hills. CHP officers were on […]

April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

TIM fees going down

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program that down the line will make building new homes and commercial facilities in the county more affordable. TIM fees are used exclusively to pay for roads projected to be impacted by new residential or commercial development as well as roadway related improvements […]

April 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Student film encourages others not to stay silent

In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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