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County’s housing plan wins state approval

El Dorado County’s housing plan has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.  The 2013-2021 Housing Element Update is the county’s plan for addressing the housing needs of residents of all income levels in the unincorporated areas of the county. State Housing and Community Development Assistant Deputy Director Glen Campora confirmed […]

No Comment / January 14, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH man dies in Saturday crash

A 61-year-old El Dorado Hills man died following a Saturday vehicle wreck along Green Valley Road. Driver David Verbits, driving his black 2011 Hyundai Sonata westbound on Green Valley Road east of Francisco Drive at 11:41 a.m., reportedly “swerved into the opposing traffic lane for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck a tree, continued into […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prevent house fires

CAMINO — “Across the nation over 236,000 house fires occur annually and they peak in January due to the winter weather. Many of these fires are preventable so here are some key things you can do to reduce your chance of becoming a statistic” according to Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Mike Kaslin. The No. […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

AMC films new reality series in EDH

A production crew from cable channel AMC filmed a segment for an upcoming reality show at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop last week. According to the AMC website, the “Game of Arms” series to debut in February travels around the country to “look inside the raw and highly competitive world of American arm wrestling.” […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Recalled solar panels still being replaced in EDH

July 9, 2013 had been a relatively quiet day for Alicia Barranco. She had recently been released from the hospital and was recovering at home. She smelled smoke and thought it might be toast or a coffee pot burning. She went back to bed after being unable to find the source of the smell. But […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting gets new date

A Friday hearing, largely in the judge’s chambers, for Ray Nutting outlined possible dates for jury selection for the District 2 county supervisor’s trial jury selection. Two days, plus an afternoon after normal court is held, will be used for jury selection starting Feb. 11, continuing Feb. 13 and 14. Defense attorney David Weiner noted […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Interfaith dinner to promote understanding

Following the nightmarish attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on America, there came a wave of outrage and fury toward those of the Muslim faith by many in the United States, a hatred that still permeates some segments of society. It is because of those feelings that two local religious leaders, a Christian and a Muslim, […]

No Comment / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »