Firefighters burn home … on purpose

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Survey: Financial abuse of elderly on the rise

Financial abuse and exploitation of older Americans is on the rise, according to a new survey recently released by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. The survey, which also identified theft of money by family, friends, neighbors and caregivers as the most common types of abuse, comes on the heels of President Obama’s […]

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Nature Bowl still a thrilling adventure

The spring-green grass at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma was crawling with kids on two recent sunny days, students from area schools intent on getting close to nature and taking their classroom learning to the source itself. The students participated in the 29th annual Nature Bowl, with the competition in Coloma finding […]

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Lake Forest sweeps Nature Bowl, heads to finals

Lake Forest’s two Nature Bowl teams won first place in their respective age divisions March 18 and will head to the finals at Sac State in May. The third grade and fourth/fifth grade teams competed in Coloma against a dozen area schools, including neighbors Silva Valley, Lakeview and Pleasant Grove. Sponsored by the California Department […]

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EDH Crime Watch: March 13-19

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bike found March 13: A Hensley Circle resident found a bicycle on an access road near her home. Out for the count March 14: Deputies found a man passed out on the ground at a Valley View Parkway apartment complex. The 36-year-old was arrested […]

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Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

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Senior Day Care Center to open in El Dorado Hills

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency announced the long-awaited opening of the Senior Day Care Center in El Dorado Hills. The center, located in the Moni Gilmore Senior Center at 990 Lassen Lane, will officially open its doors on March 31. The center will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. […]

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