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Forum focuses on poverty

An estimated one El Dorado County resident in 10 lives at or below the poverty level — a sobering statistic that the Women’s Fund El Dorado will address in its next round of charitable grants. As part of the process and to learn more about the problem, Women’s Fund members and the general public are […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Community urged to help identify woman for FBI

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks assistance from the public to identify a woman whose body was found in the greater Seattle, Wash., area more than 25 years ago. The King County Sheriff’s Office has been unable to reveal the woman’s true identity despite more than two decades […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Break Free partners with 3Strands Global

Merger aims to end human trafficking  SACRAMENTO — 3Strands Global, an organization dedicated to raising funds, building awareness and providing jobs and education to fight human trafficking, recently announced its merger with Break Free Inc. – The Race to End Human Trafficking (formerly Run For Courage), an El Dorado Hills-based nonprofit. The organization provides human trafficking education in high schools, middle schools and […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fireside chat: Public safety is my priority

As your newly elected director to the El Dorado Hills County Water/Fire District, I would like to first thank the voters for their trust in giving me the opportunity to serve the community as an elected official. I’m looking forward to working with the current board to help guide the department in a prudent, efficient […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Unique opportunities for Union Mine

EDITOR: It is time to recognize that the building of Union Mine High School was a mistake. It continues as a mistake and unless the folks of Diamond/El Dorado wish to see some major development it will always be a mistake. Given this truth, what can be done to fix the Union Mine dilemma? First: […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on big maintenance project

“We have to start fixing facilities … The walls are crumbling around us.” — District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Nov. 13, 2014 El Dorado County Government Buildings A and B need a major overhaul. Built in 1975, the 82,000 square feet of space houses 18 government departments including the Board of Supervisors, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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