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Jury duty scam makes the rounds

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials warn that scammers posing as local law enforcement have attempted to collect cash on false pretenses from several El Dorado County residents. It appears the con artists are not local to the area and use internet based phones, allowing them to select local area codes, according to an El Dorado Sheriff’s […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire gets defibrillators via grant

El Dorado Hills Fire Department officials, firefighters and executives from WIAA,  CITA and Fireman’s Fund  came together to celebrate the grant. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will purchase four AEDs for its volunteer firefighting apparatus and fireline EMT assignments thanks to an $8,000 grant awarded by WIAA Insurance Services , CITA Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. “It is critically important that as first responders we have the proper equipment needed to save victims in any situation,” […]

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Holocaust survivor to share story of survival, resilience and hope

Albert Rosa escaped the Nazis and joined the World War II fight. Hear his story on Aug. 2. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — How does a 15-year-old boy from Greece survive the Holocaust then earn five American military medals including the Purple Heart? Albert Rosa will share his amazing story of survival, resilience and hope on Aug. 2 at Folsom Lake College. This event is open to the public. “We were not human anymore; we were totally […]

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EDH Crime Watch: July 16-22

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 16 7:54 a.m. A petty theft was reported from an unlocked vehicle parked on Powers Drive. July 17 2:22 a.m. Deputies arrested two men, ages 18 and 21, on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Penela Way. July 18 […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

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