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Motorists rescued from raging creek

Crews braved the high, surging water of Weber Creek near Luneman Road north of Rescue Friday morning to rescue two people stranded overnight in a truck. The man and woman reportedly tried to cross the creek at around 9 p.m. Thursday and became stuck. They spent a cold night in the truck, unable to safely escape. Weber Creek’s water level is above normal […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 1: ORHS principal let go after lengthy absence

Would he stay or would he go? For four months Oak Ridge High School families were left without a principal and waited to see whether Paul Burke would be reinstated by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Burke was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 2, 2015, for unspecified reasons; […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Gym employee gets a surprise ride

Bre Padilla begins her 14-hour workdays every Monday through Friday at 4:30 a.m., greeting members at the front desk at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club where she’s been employed for seven years. Padilla, a 27-year old Folsom resident, begins her second job by 9 a.m. as an aide working with autistic children and doesn’t […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 3: Brent Dennis leaves the EDHCSD

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis wrapped up his duties in September 2016 and said goodbye to the community he’s served for four years. He took a new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim. “He arrived when we needed leadership and consistency. We’ve spent the last four years […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 4: Local races get interesting

In a David versus Goliath match-up, steadfast community volunteer and longtime El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl beat Assemblywoman Beth Gaines in the District 1 El Dorado County supervisor race. Though a new resident to El Dorado Hills, in the June primary Gaines came in first place. She had name recognition in her favor as […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 22-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Dec. 22 6:02 a.m. Two adult men reportedly got into a fight while working at a Hillsdale Circle warehouse. No one was arrested. 8:31 a.m. A burglary was reported on Shasta Circle. 10:31 p.m. Vandalism was reported on Merriam Lane. Dec. 23 10:45 a.m. […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Visually impaired teen finds his stride

Erik and Terri Foster had a feeling that their son Mitchell Foster had poor vision despite being told otherwise by eye doctors for years. He had some milestone delays as a baby and did sit extremely close to the TV, but he’d always thrived as an athlete. After years of frustrating misdiagnoses, the mystery was finally […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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