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Supervisors OK recommended budget; changes likely

By a vote of 3-2, El Dorado County Supervisors accepted a “recommended budget” on June 14. Brian Veerkamp, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli representing districts 3, 5 and 4, respectively, overrode the opposition of District 1 and District 2 Supervisors Ron Mikulaco and Shiva Frentzen. Following a full day of budget-related hearings June 13, the […]

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Coach Norwood shines bright

SHINGLE SPRINGS — El Dorado Hills resident Virginia Yarak couldn’t have been more impressed during a track meet her middle school-age son participated in at Ponderosa High School last season. As she sat in the bleachers, Yarak described a smooth operation by the hosting Camerado Middle School and Ponderosa High School teams and said she […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Growing up with ‘The Greatest’

When El Dorado Hills resident and youth sports coach Chuck Hammond was growing up in Louisville, Ken., the highlight of his week was Wednesday night. “Whatever part of Louisville you lived in, all the black people got together at Grace Community Center for a potluck,” Hammond remembered. “The kids played basketball and boxed. No one […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: June 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: June 2 10:12 p.m. A woman reported animal cruelty on Bantry Place. June 3 9:11 a.m. A cell phone was reported lost on Valley View Parkway. Its owner reported that she tracked the missing phone to a Sacramento address. 4:07 p.m. An unidentified man reportedly […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Taz Devils outswim Dolphins

LOOMIS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team had a big win against the Loomis Basin Dolphins Saturday. As the visiting team, Taz handily won the meet 508-279. Head coach Jenn Soto credited swimmers for getting out of comfort zones. “We had only five 15-18 girls today, which was a challenge with relays,” […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Measure E ahead; Measure G behind

The bitterly contested Measures E and G split votes almost into a mirror image of each other. As reported by the El Dorado County Elections Department on June 8, yes on Measure E received 51 percent of the vote and no on E got 48 percent, a swing of 1,711 votes; G is losing by swapped percentages […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Former ORHS coach arrested

The Sacramento Police Department announced the arrest of former Oak Ridge High School coach Michael Martis Friday. The 57-year-old is accused of having a sexual relationship with a St. Francis Catholic High School student. Martis served as the Sacramento high school’s softball coach before he transferred to El Dorado Hills, where he coached for one season. “Oak […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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