How much do they make? County staff salaries released

Information regarding who gets paid what in the county is readily available to the public through a couple of channels. The office of the State of California Controller John Chiang manages a website called Government Compensation in California at publicpay.ca.gov. Data there is gathered from reports submitted annually by public entities including counties, cities, special […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandalism Jan. 10: A Gresham Drive resident reported vandalism in his neighborhood. Good find Jan. 10: A wallet was found on Serrano Parkway. Too much Jan. 11: Deputies responding to a disturbance call on Planeta Way reportedly found a 35-year-old man too intoxicated to […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Mikulaco to work on connector board

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority today announced that El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Mikulaco has been appointed to the JPA Board of Directors. Mikulaco was elected to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in June 2012 and took office on Jan. 7.  He represents District 1, which includes El Dorado Hills, and was appointed to […]

January 23, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

County shuts down old web address

The El Dorado County Information Technologies Department announced that it will no longer maintain an older version of its website address. The website address co.el-dorado.ca.us will be decommissioned on Jan. 31.  The county’s current website address, edcgov.us, will remain unchanged. “We actually switched to the ‘edcgov.us’ address a couple of years ago because it was shorter and easier […]

Buckeye kindergarten registration begins soon

Buckeye Union School District announces that beginning Feb. 5 kindergarten and junior kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted at all of its elementary schools — Buckeye in Shingle Springs, (530) 677-2277; Blue Oak and Blue Oak Montessori in Cameron Park, (530) 676-0164; William Brooks in El Dorado Hills, (916) 933-6618; Silva […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Grace Foundation reopening; horse lawsuits ongoing

“All we want to do is reopen,” said Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation of Northern California. The El Dorado Hills rescue group temporarily closed its programs, lessons, clinics and volunteer hours on Oct. 11, 2012. The January 2013 volunteer training was cancelled. DeCaprio said the foundation has continued to care for all […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

It’s go time

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

January 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,