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  • Body cams to bring ‘modern approach’ to Sheriff’s Office May 14, 2021
    “It’s time to adopt the technology and the transparency … ” — John D’Agostini, El Dorado County sheriff El Dorado County supervisors at Tuesday’s board meeting authorized a move to bring body-worn cameras to the Sheriff’s Office. As directed, Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton said he will include a partial element of the item in […]
    Chris Daley
  • Firefighters save cats in Camino house fire May 14, 2021
    While battling a fire that nearly destroyed a two-story residence in Camino Sunday firefighters saved the lives of two cats who narrowly escaped the inferno. Capt. Jason Snyder was at a training event with El Dorado County Fire Protection District Engine 19 when report of a house fire came in. Being the fourth engine on […]
    Andrew Vonderschmitt
  • DNA evidence links man to south county burglaries May 14, 2021
    An El Dorado County transient faces a state prison sentence after DNA evidence linked him to burglaries of rural vacation homes where he stole thousands of dollars in personal property, ate victims’ food and in at least one case might have stayed overnight. Daniel Treece, 31, had already been identified as a suspect in one […]
    Andrew Vonderschmitt
  • Depleted snowpack runoff lands 41 counties in drought May 14, 2021
    SACRAMENTO — El Dorado County has been added to the state’s list of counties declared to be in a drought. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake watershed counties where accelerated action is needed to protect public health, safety and the environment. […]
    Mountain Democrat staff
  • No water service now for EID’s Folsom territory May 14, 2021
    El Dorado Irrigation District’s territory extends across the county line to a small piece of Folsom — a total of 190 acres. A developer is planning to turn that acreage into a subdivision. Currently the property is all range land and there is no request for water service. The earliest that water service could be […]
    Michael Raffety
  • Burn permits suspended May 12, 2021
    Cal Fire suspended burn permits in El Dorado County Monday after the year so far has already seen firefighters across the state fight 1,788 wildfires that burned more than 13,604 acres. All residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves is no longer allowed. To help prepare homes and property for fire […]
    Thomas Frey
  • May 17 tax deadline approaching May 12, 2021
    With Tax Day approaching, the Franchise Tax Board offers last-minute tips to help Californians as they prepare their taxes before the May 17 filing and payment deadline. “This is a challenging time for many Californians, and we want everyone to be aware of the valuable tax credits, stimulus payments, and free tax help available as […]
    Franchise Tax Board
  • Light war burns bright at Heritage Park May 12, 2021
    Currently under construction, Heritage Park continues to prove a thorn in neighboring communities as 50-foot stadium lights raise concerns for future light pollution and noise. Located off of Carson Crossing Drive in the midst of the over-55 active adult communities Heritage and Four Seasons, initial plans for the park included lighted tennis, pickleball and bocce […]
    Sel Richard
  • Turn restrictions in effect May 12, 2021
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The turn restriction pilot program designed to provide traffic relief for residential neighborhoods during busy holiday weekends and, eventually, for the winter season has been implemented in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County officials announced Thursday. The pilot program will prohibit right-hand turns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and […]
    Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • Residents rally against Dollar General May 12, 2021
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  • May 17 tax deadline approaching May 12, 2021
    With Tax Day approaching, the Franchise Tax Board offers last-minute tips to help Californians as they prepare their taxes before the May 17 filing and payment deadline. “This is a challenging time for many Californians, and we want everyone to be aware of the valuable tax credits, stimulus payments, and free tax help available as […]
    Press Release
  • What’s Happening: May 12 May 12, 2021
    Help kittens Now: Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode is looking for fosters for their kittens. For more information about how you can help visit animaloutreach.net. Feeling lucky? Now: Purchase your ticket now for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Sierra’s ninth annual Golf For Kids’ Sake helicopter ball drop on May 24. Need […]
    Village Life Staff
  • Light war burns bright at Heritage Park May 12, 2021
    Currently under construction, Heritage Park continues to prove a thorn in neighboring communities as 50-foot stadium lights raise concerns for future light pollution and noise. Located off of Carson Crossing Drive in the midst of the over-55 active adult communities Heritage and Four Seasons, initial plans for the park included lighted tennis, pickleball and bocce […]
    Sel Richard
  • Parker tosses two new proposals into the CEDHSP mix May 12, 2021
    After more than a year’s hiatus, the gateway to El Dorado Hills is back on the table. Parker Development’s second recirculated draft environmental impact report for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan now includes updated traffic data and offers two new alternatives, one of which is an option for land use pursuant to current […]
    Sel Richard
  • Speckles helps push the ‘Worry Clouds’ away May 12, 2021
    Speckles the cat is not your ordinary feline. He can sense that his next-door neighbor Abi is feeling especially anxious about her upcoming start of school and decides he wants to help her feel better. But how? He is a cat that likes to roam so maybe if he did a little snooping around the […]
    Jana Rossi
  • EDH Fire Deputy Chief Mike Lilienthal receives special honor May 12, 2021
    Calling EDH Fire Deputy Chief Michale Lilienthal his “right-hand man,” EDH Fire Chief Maurice Johnson presented Lilienthal the Firefighter of the Year award at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. “I can’t tell you how much this man means to the organization,” Chief Johnson shared. “As a fire chief you have to […]
    Noel Stack
  • Bertelsen bathrooms ‘a total loss’ after blaze May 7, 2021
    A fire destroyed the bathrooms at Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park just after 11 a.m. Thursday. "It's a total loss," said El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Kevin Loewen, who posted a Facebook video a couple hours after the building, once used as the community pavilion, was consumed by flames.
    Noel Stack
  • EDH Crime Watch: April 18-23 May 5, 2021
    The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 18 7:28 a.m. Someone stole gas from a vehicle on Crystal Boulevard. 12:23 p.m. A theft was reported on Allegheny Road. 4:06 p.m. A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle on Francisco Drive. April 19 11:54 a.m. A watch was reported stolen […]
    Noel Stack
  • Cheryl Olson hangs up her hat May 5, 2021
    After 41 years working in education, Cheryl Olson is exchanging her California lifestyle for Rocky Mountain air. The Rescue Union School District superintendent announced her retirement earlier this spring, saying goodbye to her many years in the California school system. "I love our community. I love living where I work because I enjoy seeing families […]
    Jana Rossi
  • Cameron Park Crime Watch: April 2021 May 5, 2021
    The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: April 2 7:29 a.m. Deputies arrested a 65-year-old woman on suspicion of DUI on Cambridge Road. April 6 9:30 a.m. Mail theft was reported on Castana Drive. April 9 6:56 a.m. Deputies arrested a 22-year-old man who was allegedly intoxicated and knocking on home’s […]
    Noel Stack
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