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  • City Council recall effort gathering signatures July 29, 2021
    Organizers of an effort to recall four of five members of the Placerville City Council have until Oct. 12 to gather the signatures of — for each of those councilmembers — 1,672 registered city voters. Those on the recall petitions — Mayor Dennis Thomas, Vice Mayor Kara Taylor and Councilmembers Patricia Borelli and Michael Saragosa. […]
    Mountain Democrat staff
  • Tahoe’s Stanford Rock Trail rerouted July 28, 2021
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, has completed the Stanford Rock Trail project on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. The project involved more than three years of handbuilt singletrack construction, yielding more than 5 miles of trail with over 2,200 feet of elevation […]
    News release
  • Movin’ on up July 28, 2021
    Eric Jaramishian
  • El Dorado Hills Town Center apartment project progressing July 28, 2021
    Element 79, the luxury apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center, recently received its first certificate of occupancy for one completed building. The project owned by AG Spanos Corporation includes two, four-story attached apartment buildings blending Old World style and modern luxury. The complex houses more than 200 one- and two-bedroom units ranging from […]
    Mountain Democrat staff
  • No campfires: Increased restrictions in place on El Dorado National Forest July 28, 2021
    With record-breaking drought conditions causing extremely low fuel moistures, the Eldorado National Forest increased its fire restrictions Monday to a forestwide campfire ban. No wood or charcoal fires will be allowed anywhere in the forest under these new restrictions. The restrictions apply to all campgrounds, developed sites and special use permits. “These restrictions are an […]
    USDA Forest Service
  • El Dorado County hosting 2nd redistricting workshop July 28, 2021
    El Dorado County officials next week will host a second public hearing on redistricting. The meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, may be attended virtually via Zoom or in person at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers. The U.S. Constitution requires a count every 10 years of the nation’s residents. […]
    Mountain Democrat staff
  • Work to close Sienna Ridge Road July 28, 2021
    El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Toll West Coast LLC, will implement a closure of Sienna Ridge Road from Hawk View Road to Bronzewing Place beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, for period of up to 90 days, following approval by the county’s Board of Supervisors at the meeting on July […]
    News release
  • New Serrano subdivision’s fate up in the air July 28, 2021
    Parker Development’s proposed residential subdivision on the west side of Silva Valley Parkway between Russi Ranch Drive and Tong Road was met with a recommendation for denial from the El Dorado County Planning Commission due to requests for modifications to minimum lot size, minimum lot dimensions and building setbacks. The Serrano Village A-14 35.78-acre parcel […]
    Sel Richard
  • Navy Capt. Paul Jacobs’ plaque goes up July 28, 2021
    Members of the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance place Navy Capt. Paul Jacobs’ memorial plaque at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument in Placerville Tuesday in honor of Jacobs and the crew of the U.S.S. Kirk whose humanitarian effort saved 32,000 fleeing Vietnamese in the Vietnam War. The placement comes on the heels of county […]
    Eric Jaramishian
  • 1 dead, 5 injured in collision on Highway 50 July 27, 2021
    TWIN BRIDGES — One driver was killed and five people injured Thursday, July 22, in a three-car collision that closed Highway 50 for hours. Around 5 p.m. Thursday, the driver of a 2006 Saturn was reported to be driving aggressively westbound on Highway 50 near Tamarack Pines Road and Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. California Highway Patrol investigators […]
    Tahoe Daily Tribune

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  • New lights, cell tower going up at Oak Ridge High School July 28, 2021
    Relief is on the horizon for those cell phone users plagued with spotty service along Silva Valley Parkway. Last week the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors overturned the county Planning Commission’s recommendation for denial of a cellular facility on the Oak Ridge High School football field. Epic Wireless Group, contracted by Verizon Wireless, proposes […]
    Sel Richard
  • School Supply Drive hopes to fill 500 backpacks July 28, 2021
    For the eighth year in a row Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference members are collecting school supplies to help local students in need start the school year off on the right foot by providing backpacks and needed supplies. The School Supply Drive Committee wants to ensure that students have what they need to be […]
    Press Release
  • Leaders hash out housing issues July 28, 2021
    ” … we need to step up and get that affordable housing incentivized and encouraged to be built …” — Supervisor John Hidahl The El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission met last week to discuss the county’s housing needs for the next eight years. Topping the needs list is more middle-class housing […]
    Eric Jaramishian
  • Move-in ready: El Dorado Hills Town Center apartment project progressing July 28, 2021
    Element 79, the luxury apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center, recently received its first certificate of occupancy for one completed building. The project owned by AG Spanos Corporation includes two, four-story attached apartment buildings blending Old World style and modern luxury. The complex houses more than 200 one- and two-bedroom units ranging from […]
    Village Life Staff
  • EDH Crime Watch: July 10-17 July 28, 2021
    The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 10 10:59 a.m. A Ridgeview Drive resident reported a cyber scam. July 12 4:35 a.m. Deputies cited a 19-year-old man suspected of shoplifting at a Post Street business. July 13 7 a.m. A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on Weathervane […]
    Noel Stack
  • New Serrano subdivision’s fate up in the air July 28, 2021
    Parker Development’s proposed residential subdivision on the west side of Silva Valley Parkway between Russi Ranch Drive and Tong Road was met with a recommendation for denial from the El Dorado County Planning Commission due to requests for modifications to minimum lot size, minimum lot dimensions and building setbacks. The Serrano Village A-14 35.78-acre parcel […]
    Sel Richard
  • Sienna Ridge Road to temporarily close July 27, 2021
    El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Toll West Coast LLC, will implement a closure of Sienna Ridge Road from Hawk View Road to Bronzewing Place beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, for period of up to 90 days ...
    Press Release
  • Suspects in deputy’s slaying seek venue change July 26, 2021
    Two men charged in the death of El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Brian Ishmael will have their request for a change of venue heard Sept. 21-23. Christopher Ross and Juan Carlos Vazquez-Orozco and their legal representation appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court July 21 to discuss the request. Lawyers privately conferred with Superior Court […]
    Thomas Frey
  • El Dorado Transit plans for the ‘electric’ future July 26, 2021
    The El Dorado County Transportation Commission and El Dorado Transit are teaming up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in the region by transitioning the public transit bus fleet to zero-emission buses. The community has the opportunity to learn about these plans and provide their thoughts in a Virtual Community Workshop at […]
    Press Release
  • Bass Lake fire scorches grassland July 22, 2021
    El Dorado Hills firefighters made quick work of dousing a small fire burning in dry grass near the Sellwood Field/Bass Lake entrance Thursday morning. El Dorado Hills Community Services District Parks Department staff and a park visitor noticed the flames at approximately 7:30 a.m. July 22. Both called 911 and the El Dorado Hills Fire […]
    Village Life Staff
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