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Elder Options celebrates 25 years

Elder Options Inc., with corporate offices in Placerville, is gearing up for a May 1 event celebrating 25 years in business. The company was created in May 1988 by Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC in response to the growing population of older adults in El Dorado County. Begun as a home-based, one-person business by Heape, Elder […]

No Comment / April 21, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Local fire chief works to save rural fire districts

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors revived their Fire Advisory Committee to address the fiscal plight of the county’s rural fire districts during the April 9 meeting. The reformed committee will return in eight weeks with short- and long-term funding solutions, capital equipment needs, potential new revenue streams, operational efficiencies, consolidation options and system-wide […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girls invited to trafficking awareness and self-defense event

In an effort to help prevent human trafficking, Oak Ridge High School seniors Kelsey Nager and Jesslyn Lane, along with the school’s Do Something Club, have partnered with Run For Courage Inc., a non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds to help combat human trafficking, to host the third annual Trafficking Awareness & Self Defense Day […]

No Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Firefighter of the Year: Matt Belleci

Fire Chief Dave Roberts, left, and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery, right, join Firefighter of the Year Matt Belleci. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci undertook a massive project last year, planning a large-scale training exercise in the community’s Lakehills neighborhood. involving dozens of agencies and hundreds of residents. His efforts spawned fuel reduction, a new fire safe council and good working relationships between agencies, which are now better prepared should a catastrophic fire strike. […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Parents, teachers rally for smaller classes, better pay

Jackson teacher Gerry Neal holds up signs supporting teachers at the RUSD board meeting. Photo by Julie Samrick

Emotions ran high at last week’s Rescue Union School District board meeting where parents and teachers implored the five-person board not to lay off more teachers, but instead spend some of the district’s surplus funds to save jobs and give all teachers a pay raise. Fourteen of the lowest tenured, or non-tenured, teachers in the district received pink […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 4-10

The following information is from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen April 4: A grand theft was reported on Bailey Court. Recreational break-in April 4: Someone possibly broke into an RV parked on Bass Lake Road. Sliced April 4: A 19-year-old man reported a that a delivery driver cut him with a surgical blade while […]

No Comment / April 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

STARs here to help

With the summer months approaching, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (STARS) would like to let community members know about two programs that could assist citizens away from their homes and on vacation. The STARS Unit provides training, literature and outlines in Neighborhood Watch to assist communities in establishing their own programs. The unit will […]

No Comment / April 09, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »