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Avoid a boating accident this 4th of July

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Boating and Waterways reminds boaters to use caution on the water this 4th of July. DBW’s boating accident data shows that more boating accidents occur during this holiday than any other. Waterways are crowded and people boat in groups or with many people aboard their vessels. Distractions are numerous. “Operator inattention […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire up the grill … but not your house

CAMINO — One of the best smells of summer is something cooking on the barbecue; one of the worst smells would be your home or yard on fire after something went awry while cooking outdoors. “Californians love to barbecue almost anything that is edible, from meat and veggies to pizza and fruit, we simply love to cook […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

Tyler Burns, 12, of El Dorado Hills demonstrates how to pole vault during the Friday Nights Under the Lights youth track and field meet on June 28 at Oak Ridge High School. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Nutting calls charges politically motivated; Harn, Pierson fight back

While he awaits a new court date, Supervisor Ray Nutting has taken his defense public, claiming “political motives” have put him under public scrutiny and subject to a number of legal charges, both felony and misdemeanor. Nutting specifically identifies El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn as being […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Senior Day Care moving forward

El Dorado Hills seniors have long enjoyed their local Senior Center’s activities. Soon, senior caregivers will enjoy its newest program — Senior Day Care. Recommended by District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to establish a Senior Day Care program at the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore Senior Center at 990 Lassen […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets big check

Waste Connections officials pose with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and supporters in El Dorado Hills after BBBS received a $45,000 check from the trash service company. Courtesy photo

Last week El Dorado Disposal Service and Waste Connections Inc.  presented a $45,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County. The funds will be used to support a number of in-demand mentoring programs serving local children ages 5 to 18, and for recruiting and training adult volunteers. It is the largest individual donation […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Beware of phone scam

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a new variation of phone scam that impersonates law enforcement. In this recent case, the caller portrayed himself as an FBI agent who claimed he has discovered you won a prize that was never awarded to you. The scammer then asks for money to be sent […]

No Comment / June 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »