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Community efforts take flight; Mercy Helipad dedicated

After nearly a decade of fundraising and planning, the helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom was dedicated on Oct. 9. Photo by Susan Laird

Sometimes, it takes a village to complete a major project. That was the general consensus as community leaders gathered in the autumn sunshine for the dedication of the Klein Family Helipad at Mercy Hospital of Folsom on Oct. 9. The helicopter landing pad, located just east of the hospital parking lot, allows air ambulances to […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Road closures planned for Oak Ridge homecoming parade

From 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, local roads will close for Oak Ridge’s homecoming parade. The following roads will be affected: Harvard Way between Tah-Nee Way and Silva Valley Parkway; Clermont Way between Harvard Way and Brisbane Circle; Brisbane Circle West between Clermont Way and St. Andrews Drive; St. Andrews Drive between Brisbane […]

No Comment / October 14, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Dept. collecting old medication

Sheriff John D’Agostini will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day, promoted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, by setting up collection stations on Saturday, Oct. 26. Many households may have unused or expired drugs and medications in their medicine cabinet. These drugs can become a safety hazard, placing children, teenagers and other […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 3-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Prying eyes Oct. 3: Someone pried open a Summerfield Way mailbox cluster but it’s unclear if any mail was stolen. Taking the tailgate Oct. 3: An Oak Ridge High School teacher reported his truck’s tailgate stolen while the vehicle was parked in a Harvard […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

County, Measure Y Committee in gridlock

To help the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors make informed decisions, county staff responded Sept. 30 to the Measure Y Committee’s earlier presentation regarding growth and subsequent traffic in El Dorado County. During the August presentation, former District 4 supervisor and co-creator of Measure Y Bill Center argued approving new housing developments before solving […]

5 Comments / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID race, Division 2: Greg Prada wants to keep EID from sinking

EID board candidate Greg Prada

Running in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 2 is Greg Prada who lives in Cameron Park. His campaign website is prada4ratepayers.org. While declining to say his age, the county recorder listed his age as 63. That same bio describes him as having been the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of […]

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Rescue parents schooled in Common Core

Last Tuesday parents were invited to an information night at Marina Village Middle School to learn more about the imminent shift to Common Core curriculum and how to best help their children at home. Nancy Brownell, senior fellow at the California State Board of Education and a former Rescue School District board member, led the […]

1 Comment / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »