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Initiative put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition hands out grants

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Treasurer Bob Pedersen, far left, poses with members of YELL (Youth Executive League in the Library), which received a grant to continue its programs at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recently awarded more than $16,000 in mini-grants, giving the money to local organizations that empower and reach out to youth. “You are the partners who are doing the magic and we’re here to help you,” said Vision Coalition Executive Director DJ Peterson as he performed a card trick […]

No Comment / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Volunteer tax counselors needed

There are a few openings for volunteer tax-aide counselors for the 2014 tax season to provide free personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for the elderly and low-income residents under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program operates Feb. 1 through April 15, 2015. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours […]

No Comment / September 02, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway 50 lanes closing for construction

The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency has implemented full one-directional closures of Highway 50. The closures will facilitate the needed falsework operations for the Silva Valley overcrossing. This work is scheduled to take two weeks to complete. This week, all westbound lanes will close at 11 p.m. from Bass Lake Road […]

No Comment / September 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Low-cost community flu shot clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics in September with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November. The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in nasal mist and flu shot forms at the clinics. “Everyone six months of age or older should […]

No Comment / September 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CASA El Dorado wants to help more kids

Each year approximately 500 children in El Dorado county are court-ordered an adult advocate after being removed from their homes by Child Protective Services. Because there are 100 kids still waiting for a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA El Dorado is making a plea for more involvement. They need more volunteers to be advocates and […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sac affirms air cargo decision

Last Tuesday’s Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ meeting was a formality to move forward with the decision to expand Mather Airport’s air cargo operations previously approved on Aug. 12. Critics claimed the project failed to follow California Environmental Quality Act guidelines; however, after more discussion on Aug. 26, the county’s Mather Airport 20-year Master Plan and Environmental […]

No Comment / August 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »