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Forum focuses on poverty

An estimated one El Dorado County resident in 10 lives at or below the poverty level — a sobering statistic that the Women’s Fund El Dorado will address in its next round of charitable grants. As part of the process and to learn more about the problem, Women’s Fund members and the general public are […]

No Comment / January 08, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-7, 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too young Jan. 2: Deputies cited two 17-year-old boys who allegedly had cigarettes and lighters on Rosecrest Drive. Mailbox mischief  Jan. 3: Someone damaged a community mailbox on Tah Nee Way. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Grab and go Jan. 3: An […]

No Comment / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Generous Raley’s shoppers feed thousands

WEST SACRAMENTO — Thanks to the generosity of Raley’s customers, employees and community partners, Raley’s Food For Families annual holiday bag campaign surpassed its goal by nearly 50 percent, raising 2.9 million pounds of food in Northern California and Northern Nevada. The total, raised Nov. 7 through Dec. 31, is among the highest in recent years and set a new bar for 2015. “This […]

No Comment / January 06, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

County accepting comments on Sign Ordinance

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency, as the lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for a comprehensive update to the Sign Ordinance. The DEIR is prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA guidelines. The standard review period for a Draft EIR submitted to the State Clearinghouse is 45 calendar […]

No Comment / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dry snow in season’s first survey

A snow sample is weighed as part of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources Tuesday Dec. 30. Left is Dave Schmalenberger who volunteered to help with the first survey of the season but otherwise works for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Water Agency, and right is Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey team, joined by TV and newspaper reporters. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A small blizzard and sub freezing temperatures greeted Frank Gehrke as he conducted the first snow survey on Dec. 30 at Phillips Station. Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the California Department of Water Resources, measured the depth of the snow at 21.3 inches. But with a water content of just 4 inches, Gehrke noted it […]

No Comment / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Health officials promote flu vaccine, health tips

While influenza activity in California and El Dorado County remains low, the Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency recommends taking time to get a flu shot. It also recommends taking preventative actions to stop the spread of germs that can cause either a cold or the flu and taking […]

No Comment / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26-31

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft Dec. 26: A theft was reported on Town Center Boulevard. Tampered Dec. 26: Someone pried open a Concordia Drive mailbox. It’s unknown if any mail was stolen. Open door Dec. 27: A thief stole a wallet left in an unlocked vehicle parked on […]

No Comment / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »