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Home delivered meal volunteers needed

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently looking for dedicated, caring volunteers for the home delivered meal program. Each volunteer generally works one day each week on an assigned route, delivering meals between 10:30 a.m. to noon. Orientation sessions for potential new volunteer drivers are scheduled in September and October. “If you have a […]

Oak Ridge student spends summer as a young scholar

While most high school students spent the summer lounging around the pool, playing video games or maybe working at the nearest mall, Archita Bhattacharya spent her summer researching tyrosine sulfation at UC Davis. The Oak Ridge High School senior was among a select group of students attending the UC Davis Young Scholars Program this summer. […]

Supervisors initiate Zoning Ordinance update

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors took the first step toward updating the county’s Zoning Ordinance Tuesday, unanimously approving resolutions of intention to amendment the document. The action comes as the county continues to defend the December 2015 Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update against a lawsuit filed by community group Rural […]

County takes regional approach in water rights application

The El Dorado Water and Power Authority and the El Dorado County Water Agency held back-to-back meetings Sept. 13, with the most important agenda item being an update on EDWPA’s water rights application.

Previously EDWPA filed an application with the State Water Resources Control Board for the right to 40,000 acre-feet of water stored in the reservoirs of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

County releases final budget

El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton released the county’s final budget for fiscal year 2017-18. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to review and approve the $569 million operating budget Tuesday, Sept. 19. “With this final budget I’m pleased to announce the county has an opportunity to bolster its reserve funds, attend to […]

Brothers found guilty in EDH woman’s death

Sacramento County jurors convicted two brothers in the 2015 shooting death of an El Dorado Hills woman.

On Sept. 11 jurors found Kenyatta Brown guilty of second-degree murder and the next day another jury found Keyon Brown guilty of possession of an illegal weapon and being an accessory after the fact. Keyon lied to authorities to cover for his brother.

Sen. Gaines seeks entries for student video contest

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-El Dorado, announced that he is hosting a fall 2017 video contest and is seeking entries from high school and college undergraduates that reside in the 1st Senate District. The short, entertaining and creative videos will focus on the theme “The Bill of Rights & You.” “This is a great opportunity for students […]

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