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My Turn: Civil Grand Jury 101

Amid much speculation of the highly publicized news that last year’s El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury (2012-2013) was disbanded before its term ended, the members of this year’s jury (2013-2014), now half way through our term, felt the time is right to provide insight into our progress, our goals and objectives and how the […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Poster contest winners

Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader Aileen Choe and El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal show off her winning poster. Courtesy photo

Young students showed off their drawing skills and fire safety smarts, submitting excellent posters for the 2013 El Dorado Hills Fire Department Fire Prevention Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” Contest winners Hailey Ronan, an Oak Meadow Elementary second-grader, and Aileen Choe, Silva Valley Elementary fourth-grader, recently received their awards ($50 Target gift cards) […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Prepared youthful artists can meet opportunity in Young at ART

Success, we are told, is where “preparedness meets opportunity.” Or, as one wit put it, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Those in the arts world often work behind the scenes. They work hard. And it is only after much work that the final creation comes forth at an art gallery. If the […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

No Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff D’Agostini presents “The Operators”

Sheriff John D’Agostini would like to introduce the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Unit. The CRU is made up of three specialized teams: The Special Weapons and Tactics Team, the Crisis Negotiation Team  and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Team. SWAT The SWAT Team resolves difficult situations using strategies and tactics that emphasize control, […]

No Comment / November 07, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

CEDAC-EDH launching community survey

Upwards of 60 El Dorado Hills residents attended the newly formed El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee’s general meeting last Tuesday to discuss what was called a historic opportunity to shape the future of El Dorado Hills. “Our task is to bring you into the fold so your voices are heard,” said CEDAC-EDH zoning […]

No Comment / November 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Group petitions for new EDH charter school

They have a site, a plan and plenty of passion, yet a group of parents and educators wait to hear whether the Buckeye Union School District will welcome their petition to create a new charter Montessori school. Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills offered to house the first through eighth-grade school to be named […]

3 Comments / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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