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Remove standing water to reduce mosquitoes

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health urges all Californians to eliminate standing water around their homes and businesses to help reduce mosquito populations in an effort to prevent Zika and West Nile virus infections. “As the rainy season comes to an end and temperatures rise, we will see increased mosquito activity,” said CDPH Director and […]

Register now for FLC summer session

Classes offered at three campus locations and online FOLSOM — Registration is currently under way for the summer 2017 session at Folsom Lake College. An extensive selection of general education, university transfer and personal enrichment courses — offered both on campus and online — are available. The summer session runs June 5 through Aug. 3 and offers courses in various […]

Gymnastics instructor accused of sexual abuse

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are seeking more possible victims of a Cameron Park man accused of sexually abusing a gymnastics student for several years. On May 18 the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report of child molestation that allegedly occurred between 1999 and 2004. The victim reported that her gymnastics instructor, 54-year-old Keith Willette, had […]

Fire engulfs EDH home

El Dorado Hills and El Dorado County firefighters responded to a Friday morning to a structure fire on Vista Stream Court that destroyed a home.

The call came in at 6:38 a.m. and, according to EDH Fire Deputy Chief Mike Lilienthal, “initial 911 callers placed the fire off Cothrin Ranch Road and Ranch Gate. Firefighters spent critical time trying to locate the correct address for the house fire.”

Health advisory issued for Norovirus

With the recent large number of cases of Norovirus reported in Yolo and Sacramento counties, El Dorado County health officials are reminding El Dorado County residents to take precautions. “While the El Dorado County Public Health Division has had some reports of small clusters of gastrointestinal illness in the community over the past couple of […]

May 31, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

WFED gives back in a big way

A record $70,500 was awarded to five nonprofits on the county’s western slope at the annual Women’s Fund El Dorado Grants Gala held May 4 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds; an estimated 250 people attended. The program began with WFED Chair Robyn Parker’s introduction of District 1 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, who presented a proclamation passed by […]

May 24, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EDCOE gets national Assistance League award

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills recently presented the El Dorado County Office of Education with the National Operation School Bell award for its continued support in helping to ensure local children in need start the school year with new clothes. It was the first time the local chapter has “pleaded its case” to the national […]

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