Vision Coalition makes a big difference with mini grants

Local organizations dedicated to youth received a financial boost last week when the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition handed out mini grants. This is the seventh year the Vision Coalition has giving grants up to $1,500, according to Executive Director DJ Peterson. He commended the group receiving grants, calling them “a coalition of partners […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Cal Fire burn ban lifted

SACRAMENTO — California’s first significant rainfall of the season, combined with cooler temperatures, has allowed Cal Fire to lift the statewide burn ban effective Monday, Oct. 22,. Cal Fire had suspended all residential burn permits and various types of outdoor burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area on Aug. 15. While the […]

Superbowl hit piece hurt Hammond in ’98

In Chuck Hammond’s 1998 race for a seat on the Solano County Board of Supervisors he faced Duane Kromm, a squeaky clean, hard-knuckled campaigner who used Hammond’s political history as raw material to construct a devastating attack on the genial former mayor, who despite his indiscretions, had left office on a positive note, and was […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Guy Gertsch stands tall, ready to keep working

Guy Gertsch seeks a second term on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors to retain the fiscal sanity his board brought to a district that lacked financial leadership and was “spending frivolously on processes and procedures,” he said. There were “too many consultants, too much travel, too many colors,” he said, […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Hammond addresses past trouble

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Potty break Oct. 11: Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of public intoxication after it was reported the suspect was seen drinking alcohol in a public restroom on Park Drive. Chillin’ in the car Oct. 12: A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion […]

October 24, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Huber reflects on time in Assembly

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber recently reflected on the highs and lows of four whirlwind years in state politics that ends on Dec. 6. A mix of liberal and conservative supporters turned out on Oct. 1 for a farewell reception hosted by Tony Mansour, Kevin Nagle, The Parker Development Company and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

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