Kittens and cats need ‘fur’ever homes

Kitten season is in full swing and the El Dorado County Animal Services shelter in Placerville is reaching out to the community to encourage adoptions. “Our shelter is nearly full with some amazing kittens and cats right now, and we are asking the public to help us find these beautiful animals loving homes,” said Allison […]

July 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Residents plead case for new crosswalk

With construction of Windsor Point Park underway, neighbors say a new crosswalk leading to it only makes sense. The Department of Transportation, however, says no. Windsor Point Park sits on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives, directly across from Lake Forest Elementary and Marina Village Middle School. Currently two crosswalks with stop signs form […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Construction starts on Sienna Ridge Road

Many drivers pass right by Sienna Ridge Road’s inconspicuous northern entrance off Bass Lake Road, but soon that entrance will be moved to extend a new, realigned section of the roadway eastward from Serrano Parkway. Serrano Associates, LLC began the planned realignment of what was formerly known as Old Bass Lake Road and will abandon […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

In the market for a fire truck?

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Brock’s bound for Bolivia

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,