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Lock it or lose it

It takes less than 30 seconds to break into a car, grab what’s in plain sight, check the usual hiding places and then flee, according to Sgt. Mike Lensing with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office’s Investigations Division. The job is even easier when the vehicle is unlocked. EDSO staff were in El Dorado Hills […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

County property tax roll up $1.7 billion

El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland announced the assessed value of all taxable property in El Dorado County increased by almost 6 percent from last year. The $31.5 billion property tax roll, which reflects the assessed value as of Jan. 1, 2017, is approximately $1.7 billion above last year’s assessed value of $29.8 billion. The $31.5 billion roll […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Conservationist Bill Center remembered

Bill Center, a former member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, longtime conservationist and community activist, died Sept. 18 at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville from cancer, according to his longtime friend and associate Alan Ehrgott. Born in Berkeley, Center grew up in Fort Bragg. He spent a year as an AFS exchange student […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Supes set to adopt budget Tuesday

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is on track to adopt a $549 million budget next Tuesday. At the Sept. 19 meeting supervisors made minor tweaks to the final budget, of which a little more than $152 million makes up the General Fund — where the supervisors have the most discretion. The meeting began […]

September 21, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged

ORHS golf tournament to benefit school programs

The Oak Ridge High School Foundation will host its 18th annual golf tournament on Oct. 2 at Serrano Country Club. This year proceeds will be used to upgrade and enhance Oak Ridge’s Manufacturing Engineering Department as well as to continue to build the school’s STEM program. The Manufacturing Engineering Department program’s mission is: to provide opportunities for […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

New assistant principal keeps it positive

At the start of the school year James Wrede made Oak Ridge High School his home. The new assistant principal comes from Gunderson High School in San Jose, which is known as a “tech magnet.”

He moved to El Dorado Hills to raise his three children and said he wants to use his strengths to help improve Oak Ridge. “The people in this community are fortunate to have such a wonderful school and I can’t wait to take my strengths and talents and use them to contribute to making it an even better place than it is.” Wrede said.

FLC hosts career open house

Folsom Lake College presents Spotlight Night, an open house and career exploration fair, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the main Folsom campus. Spotlight Night will feature information on Folsom Lake College’s Career and Technical Education degree and certificate programs, relevant career opportunities and student support services. Attendees can take advantage of […]

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