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Men and suicide: Breaking the silence in El Dorado County

Suicide in men has been called a silent epidemic around the world because of limited awareness. Yet according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women and account for the majority of suicide deaths in most nations, including the United States. El Dorado County is no […]

July 05, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Serrano rezone approved by supervisors

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rezone 4 acres at Serrano Parkway and Bass Lake Road from commercial to residential, paving the way for applicant Parker Development Company to build 148 homes across the street from El Dorado Hills’ second confirmed Safeway shopping center. Last month the El Dorado County Planning […]

July 05, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Auditor releases payroll list

El Dorado County paid out about $177.6 million in salary and benefits to its employees in 2016 with more than 600 employees receiving six-figure compensation packages, according to a list recently made public by the county Auditor-Controller’s Office. Auditor-Controller Joe Harn has made the information available on the website at edcgov.us/Auditor-Controller/Top_Paying_Positions.aspx The top payroll deduction went to the […]

July 05, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

No, they’re not missing: ORHS grads featured on milk cartons

MODESTO — Local shoppers from Los Banos to Marysville may be looking to add milk to the menu for their graduation parties this month. Forty-eight of the area’s top graduating high school student athletes, Oak Ridge High School graduates Alexa Perry and Cameron Stone, are being recognized one more time this graduation season on special edition […]

June 28, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Heat, power outages plague EDH

El Dorado Hills saw triple-digit temperatures for six consecutive days last week, rare for this early in the summer. According to the National Weather Service, which has tracked records in the region for approximately 100 years, there have only been 10 instances when the area has experienced five or more consecutive days with temperatures reaching above 100 degrees in June.

County budget approved

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a $536 million budget at the June 20 meeting, allowing the county to continue funding its operations between the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, and when the board approves the final budget in September. The new budget is $12.8 million less than the 2016-17 […]

June 28, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Firefighters make quick work of small grass fire

A vegetation fire prompted evacuations on and around Arroyo Vista Lane Thursday.

El Dorado Hills firefighters responded to the fire and contained the flames to 2 acres. No structures were lost though a fence was damaged. No injuries were reported.

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