Murder suspect caught

A man suspected of stabbing to death a Placerville woman on June 13 has been arrested in El Centro, near the Mexican border. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials were informed at 2 a.m. Friday that Bernardo Castillo, 24, was taken into custody after a suspicious vehicle was checked out earlier by El Centro authorities. The […]

EID gets a clean audit

The El Dorado Irrigation District was given a clean audit for 2016 but concerns about how to pay the growing cost of pensions and health benefits for retirees was a reoccurring topic. The audit results were reported at the June 12 board meeting by staff members as well as Brian Nash, a partner in Richardson & […]

Completed fence brings community together, highlights range

El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff, its board of directors and volunteers who constructed a split-rail fence during the past few months along El Dorado Hills Boulevard gathered last week to celebrate the project’s completion at a ribbon cutting. In all, 146 volunteers built the fence, including six Eagle Scout candidates (Jacob Bassett, Aldo […]

Woman dead; suspect sought

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are looking for a 24-year-old man, identifying him as a person of interest in a Placerville homicide.
On June 13 at approximately 5:15 p.m. sheriff’s officials responded to a reported stabbing at the 3000 block of Newtown Road in Placerville. Upon arrival deputies located an adult female deceased inside the residence.

EDH Crime Watch: June 1-6

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 1 1 p.m. Deputies documented that a registered sex offender in El Dorado Hills failed to update an address. 1:58 p.m. Deputies arrested a 22-year-old woman who allegedly stole items from an El Dorado Hills Town Center business where she worked. June 2 […]

Invasive weed found in El Dorado Hills

Out looking for mosquito breeding sites in El Dorado County, Jeffrey Dufour, a senior vector technician with the county, found instead what he said is the first documented sighting in the county of an invasive weed called Parrot feather watermilfoil. Located in a pond that feeds into a creek paralleling Silva Valley Parkway, the Parrot feather […]

County supes back area farm

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed with planning commissioners in supporting 4 Directions Farm near Latrobe. Some neighbors of the nearly 60-acre parcel had appealed the Planning Commission’s April approval of a conditional use permit for the property. Citing increased traffic concerns and narrowness of access roads, Thomas R. Schultz, representing other residents Willis […]