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Assembly hopefuls at Denny’s

The California Republican Assembly, El Dorado County, has invited Assembly District 6 candidates to participate in a candidates forum on Monday, Feb. 1, at Denny’s Restaurant on Fair Lane in Placerville. The 6th District Assembly seat is currently held by Beth Gaines, who terms out at the end of this year. There are several candidates […]

Groups reach out to homeless veterans

As the weather gets colder, supporters of El Dorado County’s homeless veterans ask the public to help those who served this country. “Every now and then we hear that there are no homeless veterans in El Dorado county. This is simply not true ,” said David Zelinsky, service officer of the American Legion Post 119. […]

Hanging Out with Santa

Santa Claus and firefighters brought joy to children in El Dorado earlier this month. Keith holds his 10-month-old son Lucas, who looks a little nervous to meet the jolly fellow in red. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn Cal Fire El Dorado Station 43 firefighters pose with Santa. Back, left to right: Nick Pimlott, Tim Erskine, […]

Motorcyclist injured

A motorcycle collided with a van at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening on Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines. Geary Greason, 25, was driving his 1999 Suzuki motorcycle, possibly eastbound, when he crossed over the double yellow lines and into on coming traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcycle crashed into a 1993 Toyota […]

Illegal dentist worries in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe Police Department is seeking information “about someone in South Lake Tahoe performing basic dental work without a proper dental office or licenses,” according to a news release. Two local dentists reported that “some people have needed dental repair work after receiving substandard dentistry possibly occurring in someone’s kitchen. […]

Connector segment study released

The Capital SouthEast Connector JPA recently released an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration analyzing environmental impacts of a 5.5-mile segment of the expressway between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The JPA proposes to reconstruct White Rock Road on a new alignment south of Highway 50 as a four lane […]

How does your garden grow?

IMG_6313 ec Charles and Acellia Bermudez pose together in the butterfly garden at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. The UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, in partnership with the El Dorado County Office of Education and Folsom Lake College – El Dorado Center, opened the Sherwood Demonstration Garden on Saturday, Oct. 3. The demonstration garden […]

South County’s Omo Ranch: A haven of old-fashioned childhoods

Walking barefoot down a summer-dusty road, hurrying from shady spot to shady spot, barely able to wait until that last run to the river as you jumped in and washed your cares away — as if there had been anything to worry about in Omo Ranch. Chances are the problems of the world did find their way […]

‘Mr. Make it Happen’ turns 80

El Dorado County is full of people who have left their mark — having founded a business, built a monument or created a legacy that will live on long after they are gone. Fred Simon is one such man. A resident of Shingle Springs who turned 80 in September, he remains as much a force to be reckoned with now as when […]

CIP/TIM fee workshops

El Dorado County officials will host workshops to discuss the major update to the West Slope Transportation Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program. The workshops will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the draft information for the TIM Fee Program update. Workshops will be held on the following dates and times: […]

Babies born to addicted moms focus of conference

El Dorado County health officials are concerned about the growing number of babies born to mothers who abuse substances in the county. To raise awareness about the problem and highlight possible solutions, a local Perinatal Substance Abuse Conference was held earlier this month in South Lake Tahoe and in Placerville. Over 190 people attended, including […]

Public comment weighted toward State of Jefferson

Two opposing groups — proponents of the State of Jefferson movement and opponents represented by the relatively new organization called Keep It California — presented their platforms and after each presentation it was the public’s turn at the microphone. El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chairman Brian Veerkamp said the board’s general guidelines, calling for […]

Google puts El Dorado Transit “on the map”

El Dorado Transit is now part of Google Transit. El Dorado Transit riders can use Google Maps to plan their transit trips in the same way they get driving directions. Users just put in a starting point and destination to get step by step transit directions. Google Maps includes information about Sacramento Regional Transit as well […]

Fire Safe Council receives defensible space funding

California Fire Safe Council recently announced it will provide $3.3 million in federal grant funds for 25 wildfire risk reduction projects to be conducted  by at-risk communities in 22 California counties. El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s 2015 EDCFSC Residential Defensible Space Program will receive $142,500 with a match amount of $165,842, according to the CFSC chart. Funding for the […]

Thief cleans out Coloma mailboxes

COLOMA — Post Office employees arrived at work on July 1 to discover that personal mailboxes had been burglarized. The told El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies that the five mailboxes had been pried open and were empty. It’s not clear what, if anything was taken. The break in is believed to have occurred around 3:45 p.m. on June […]

EDCOE awards excellence with fair prizes

The El Dorado County Office of Education awarded more than 5,000 Committed to Educational Excellence Awards to outstanding students in preschool through 12th grade throughout El Dorado County at the end of this school year. Individual schools determined their own criteria to recognize up to 20 percent of their student body. The criteria may include scholastic […]

Mobile Food Pantry in Placerville June 10

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of Placerville with its Mobile Food Pantry on Wednesday, June 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. come rain or shine at the Veterans Memorial Building located at 130 Placerville Drive to distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need it most. If you […]

Workshop offered to overcome guilt and transform shame

Life Enriching Communication is offering a workshop, “Overcoming Guilt, Transforming Shame: The Power of Compassion” to El Dorado County. The workshop will be held at 438 Main Street, Suite D, in Placerville on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will help participants become aware of the thinking that creates guilt […]

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