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Man dies in rainy day wreck

An El Dorado Hills man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle collided with a traffic light pole, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At about 11:18 a.m. on Jan. 6 James Riley, 68, was driving his maroon 1969 El Camino westbound on White Rock Road when the vehicle, for unknown reasons, drifted to the northwest […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Manansala selected as new superintendent

The El Dorado County Board of Education played 20 questions Monday and answered the biggest question — who will be the new superintendent of schools? — with Ed Manansala, Ed.D, the county’s current deputy superintendent for Educational Services. One of four candidates interviewed for the job of superintendent, after a day of interviewing Manansala ended up ranked No. 1 by all trustees. […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

World War II vet full of bright ideas

“Anything you see here I built,” El Dorado Hills resident Dan Casaregola said during a recent tour of his Serrano home’s radio room, filled with tools and gadgets marked with red dots Casaregola, 93, invented and built spanning decades. There’s a 12-volt car battery charger and an adjustable battery tester that fits up to 10 […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Snowpack promising in first survey

The new water year was off to a good start as measurements at Phillips Station on Wednesday showed an average snow depth of 54.7 inches. Of more importance, though, was its water content, which at 16.3 inches was 136 percent of the long-term average. Last year at this time the snow depth was less than half that amount and the […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Holy Trinity principal praises new role

Christopher Nelson hasn’t always been Catholic, but Holy Trinity School’s new principal has taken the reins to lead the school with gusto. “Catholic schools brought me into the faith,” he said. Baptized Methodist, Nelson said he wasn’t practicing when he became a teacher in his native Southern California. The UCLA grad taught public elementary school, […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Close calls spark public safety alert

Firefighters responded to two cold-weather related incidents last week, prompting a public safety message from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. At 7:07 p.m. on Dec. 29 crews responded to a chimney fire call on Monte Verde Drive. “Firefighters arrived to find the house charged with smoke due to the chimney flue being closed while in […]

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