State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Ruff remembered

Josh Ruff, 23, began working at David Girard Winery on June 1, 2011. It was an accident there that led to the assistant winemaker’s death last Wednesday. “Another employee heard a crash, responded and saw (Josh’s) right leg pinned underneath a hopper,” said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker. CPR was performed on-scene and […]

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New EDHCSD GM gets full pirate immersion

What better place to sit down with the newly named general manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District than on a bale of hay in Serrano’s Village Green during Pirates at the Library, one of many high-profile kids’ events in El Dorado Hills every summer, several of which are put on by the […]

August 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Oak Ridge grad dies in work-related accident

Josh Ruff, 23, began working at David Girard Winery on June 1, 2011. It was an accident there that led to his death on Wednesday. “We all loved Josh, each and every one of us,” winery owner David Girard said. “We’re devastated …. We’re in shock.” Ruff, an assistant winemaker at the winery, had been […]

Electronic voting available for military, overseas citizens

The El Dorado County Elections Department is utilizing new technology to ensure that deployed military personnel and overseas citizens are able to vote in the November 2012 election. The program allows overseas voters to access their ballots electronically within 60 days of an election. “We were the first county in California to utilize electronic ballot […]

August 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Smash and grab burglary foiled

A trio of would-be thieves tripped an alarm after backing a stolen truck through CVS/Pharmacy’s front doors in an alleged attempt at stealing the El Dorado Hills store’s ATM machine, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker. The incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. Thursday at the Latrobe Road/White Rock Road location. Once inside, the suspects reportedly tied […]

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