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Dementia caregivers offered training next Monday

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is hosting a free training for family caregivers of people with dementia from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. The “Art Reflections for Dementia Caregivers” training provides research-proven techniques that use art to awaken memories, strengthen relationships […]

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Fires burn by freeway

Flames burn on the north side of Highway 50 near Bass Lake Road Sunday afternoon. Courtesy photo

A grass fire along Highway 50 scorched a half-acre while another delayed traffic Sunday. Shortly after noon El Dorado Hills and Cal Fire firefighters responded to the fire between Bass Lake Road and Cambridge Road. Another fire just east of this one occured around the same time and held up traffic. The causes of both […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Local mom shares area go-to tips

Nicole Ratcliff manages Folsom-El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. She is pictured with husband Richard and their children Bryson, 3, Jameson, 6, Calli, 10, and Serena, 7. Courtesy photo

The long, hot days of summer with little ones can include excitement now that mother of four Nicole Ratcliff is sharing her tips for the best parks, indoor activities and more on the regional Macaroni Kid website. Since October, Ratcliff has managed the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. There are 500 Macaroni Kid […]

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Residents asked to weigh in on parks plan

Want more parks and trails? How about a new community center? El Dorado Hills residents are encouraged to vote on their most desired parks and facilities improvements during an Aug. 20 workshop as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District continues to update its five-year master plan. The last master plan revision was in 2007. […]

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Judge pulled from duty

Judge Dylan Sullivan

El Dorado County District Attorney officials have excluded El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings until further notice. DA officials cite California Civil Code 170.6 to back up their action. The code states, “A judge, court commissioner or referee of a superior court of the state of California shall not try a civil […]

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What a ride for the Bodacious Biking Babes

The Bodacious Biking Babes celebrated 15 years of friendship, fitness and charitable giving earlier this month and toasted their team captain (in duplicate cutouts) Michele Ruscito at the event. Back row left to right: Kitty Czarnecki, Terry Shapiro, Carolyn Newcomer, Lori Scheel, Debby Stone, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Lori Molitor, Vicki Summers, Geraldine Jimenez, Lori Blank, Diana Bolton, Sue Fry, Robin Ailman, Karen Welch, Maria Popovich. Front row left to right: Wendy Slepian, Kim Fish, Michele Elliston, Alice Carpenter, Dori Keast, and Lorraine King. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Women’s cycling group Bodacious Biking Babes of El Dorado Hills has reason to celebrate. In the 15 years they’ve been riding for fun, fitness and friendship the group has grown to include 60 active participants and they’ve raised more than $750,000 for charity. “These women are not your traditional athletes looking to test their endurance and […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 6-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 6 8 p.m.  Deputies arrested a 16-year-old boy on Park Drive after they discovered the teen had a warrant. Aug. 7 10 p.m. A battery was reported on Salmon Falls Road. Two people, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, were reportedly injured. […]

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