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Fire dept. gets overdue funds

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will receive the promised $513,302 from El Dorado County. Last Tuesday the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors made a “finding of public benefit” and directed county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to transfer the funds, which are a portion of property taxes collected over the last two years  — the time frame […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Illness during holidays can be prevented

Holidays bring families and friends together for celebration. Unfortunately, the holidays can also result in transporting illnesses to travelers and loved ones. Don’t let the holidays be dampened by illness. The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency recommends taking time now to get vaccinated against influenza. Those who […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH man gets prison time for embezzlement

Jeffrey Lamson, 51, of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced on Dec. 15 to two years and six months in prison for wire fraud in connection with a plot to misappropriate money from his former employer, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Lamson plead guilty to wire fraud in August. Lamson was sentenced by United […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Latrobe wreck claims one

A Shingle Springs man died following a three-car wreck in Latrobe Sunday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At approximately 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 20 James Kuehn, 58, was driving his 2001 Toyota MR2 northbound on Latrobe Road, just south of Cothrin Ranch Road. As Kuehn approached the peak of an ascending slope, the Toyota […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

School makes ‘golden’ contributions

Golden Hills School’s fifth-grade class sang Christmas carols at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last Thursday afternoon and then paired up with seniors to decorate stockings for foster children. Every month teacher Lisa Perry’s 14 fifth-graders work on outreach projects for the senior center, including making centerpieces for the center’s large round tables. Friday marked the […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Second chance likely for Principal Burke

Oak Ridge High School students, parents and staff packed the El Dorado Union High School District boardroom in Placerville last Thursday afternoon to continue a campaign to save Principal Paul Burke’s job. During the public comment period parents and head football coach Eric Cavaliere spoke about the positive things Burke adds to the El Dorado Hills high […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 10 12:28 p.m. A safe was found on Shetland Way. 1:54 p.m. Mail theft was reported on Maul Oak Court. 2:18 p.m. Someone stole items left in an unlocked vehicle parked on Powers Drive. 4 p.m. Vandalism to a pool line was reported […]

December 23, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,
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