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  • Kudos go to Marshall’s coronavirus response February 26, 2021
    No one at Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s meeting could heap enough praise on Marshall Medical Center as its staff provided an overview of all the steps they have taken to respond to the pandemic.  Speaking on behalf of Marshall were Dr. Pete Barba, Dr. Martin Entwistle and Marshall CEO Siri Nelson, who […]
    Dawn Hodson
  • Felon arrested after standoff in SLT February 26, 2021
    By Bill Rozak   SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday evening after a standoff with law enforcement in South Lake Tahoe. Scott Nevin, 55, apparently fled Santa Cruz County earlier in the day when sheriff’s deputies there served a search warrant at his residence. Nevin was out on bail on 50 felony […]
    Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • Pleasant Valley house under construction destroyed in fire February 26, 2021
    A house under construction in Pleasant Valley caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters say the house was totally destroyed. No one was living in the home at the time, according to El Dorado County Fire Chief Tim Cordero, and no one was injured, although two dogs were rescued. Cordero said a few spot fires started in […]
    Dawn Hodson
  • Board sticks with existing cannabis ordinance February 26, 2021
    No new action was taken regarding the ordinance governing the personal use of cannabis at Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. Instead the board decided not to form a Cannabis Personal Use Ad Hoc Committee and will review the ordinance again next January once the county has more data. At present the ordinance […]
    Dawn Hodson
  • Noose conversation continues with national attention February 26, 2021
    In an open letter dated Feb. 10 from UnidosUS, a national Latino advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., and signed by other racial justice and civil rights organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Faith in Action and the National Urban League, the city of Placerville was once again called upon […]
    Andrew Vonderschmitt
  • Traffic congestion at Carson Creek worries supes February 26, 2021
    The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held a conceptual review hearing of the proposed Carson Creek Village Specific Plan Tuesday that could bring a housing community to nearly 100 acres of land near the Sacramento County line off Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The proposal, which would be developed by Oregon based-PacTrust, calls […]
    Thomas Frey
  • 23,000 doses of vaccine given so far in EDC February 26, 2021
    The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday received an update on the county’s response to the coronavirus with an emphasis on vaccination appointments and vaccine clinics. Carla Hass, director of communications and outreach, reported the latest virus data for the county. She noted so far the county has received 38,000 doses of vaccines […]
    Dawn Hodson
  • Federal agency removes leaky, sunken boat from Lake Tahoe February 26, 2021
    By Bill Rozak SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A private contractor hired by a federal agency removed a partially sunken boat on Tuesday that may have been leaking fluid into Lake Tahoe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contracted High Sierra Marine out of Tahoe City to raise a vessel that was first reported sunk in mid-January […]
    Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • Tiny bubbles help Lake Tahoe fight invasive weeds February 26, 2021
    • More bubble curtains planned in 2021 to restrict spread of destructive plants By Cheyanne Neuffer   Lake Tahoe is known as the “Jewel of the Sierra” but one of the biggest threats to that infamous title are aquatic invasive plants, which have run rampant in some parts of the lake. Not only do these unrelenting […]
    Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • COVID-19 case update (Feb. 25) February 25, 2021
    Democrat Staff

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  • What’s Happening in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park: March February 26, 2021
    Support The Center Now: Share the love this season with Love What Is, the Center for Violence-free Relationships’ latest fundraiser; 100% of proceeds directly support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Purchase a T-shirt online at wewearbecausewecare.org/purchase-we-wear-shirts. Empty Bowls dinner Now: Empty Bowls is seeking artists to donate bowls for the spring Empty Bowls […]
    Village Life Staff
  • Priest resigning from EDHCSD board February 24, 2021
    Respected community member Allan Priest announced his imminent resignation from the El Dorado Hills Community Services Board of Directors at this month’s meeting. “It’s a very difficult thing for me to do, to walk away,” Priest admitted. “I’ve seen incredible progress over the last six and a half years.” Priest, a 21-year El Dorado Hills […]
    Sel Richard
  • Young Scouts spruce up local park February 24, 2021
    With coronavirus concerns frequently sidelining service projects, many are looking for creative ways to give back. Some El Dorado Hills Scouts have found a way. This February Girl Scout Troop 692 and Cub Scout Pack 550 adopted Valley View Sports Park with the guidance of parent Stephanie Setzer-Phillips, who has children in both organizations. “I’ve […]
    Sel Richard
  • California Welcome Center launches Pop-Up Artisans & More February 24, 2021
    In an effort to support local businesses and artisans who have been adversely affected by the restrictions due to COVID-19, the California Welcome Center in El Dorado Hills Town Center is offering complimentary space and tables to promote their products. Pop-Up Artisans & More is the program launching March 2 and continuing through March 31. […]
    Press Release
  • BTC welcomes new members February 24, 2021
    Boys Team Charity will host its annual new member drive Feb. 26 through March 8. BTC is a volunteer service organization dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men through the active participation of parents and sons in philanthropic projects in their communities. Any boy in grades 7-12 at the start of the 2021 […]
    Special to Village Life
  • Bidding wars heat up home sales February 24, 2021
    Buying a home has become a contest lately as bidding wars have made it costlier to purchase a home in El Dorado County. Local Realtor Margaret Holland of Holland Realty said it's not uncommon for sellers to receive multiple offers and more than 50% of the time those offers are over the asking price. "Properties […]
    Dawn Hodson
  • Us. Attorney: Pair conned $600,000 from EDC resident February 22, 2021
    U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of California SACRAMENTO — A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday against Laxmikanth Biyani, 27, and Akshar Patel, 27, of New Jersey, charging them with alleged conspiracy to launder money and victimizing an El Dorado County resident out of more than $600,000. According to court documents, from October to […]
    Press Release
  • Oak Ridge wins academic decathlon title at virtual awards February 22, 2021
    For the fifth year in a row Oak Ridge High School decathletes took home the first-place El Dorado County Academic Decathlon title with Ponderosa High School coming in second. With a 30-plus-year history of academic competition in El Dorado County students, coaches and El Dorado County Office of Education staff did not let the adversity […]
    Andrew Vonderschmitt
  • List of county’s highest compensated employees released February 19, 2021
    El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn has updated the list of the county’s highest compensated employees for the calendar year 2020. The list of the top 100 compensated employees based on the cost of total salaries and benefits is available at edcgov.us/auditor-controller. Click on “Top Paying Positions.” “Posting the list to the county’s website is […]
    Press Release
  • Iconic sign gets some TLC February 17, 2021
    An emblem of the area, the El Dorado Hills monument sign displayed to the south of Highway 50 is getting a makeover. In early February eight volunteers sanded and repainted the monument letters and cleaned up the surroundings with personally donated materials — what they hope is only the beginning of a full renovation. Initially […]
    Sel Richard
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