El Dorado County Local News

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District 1 Candidates Take on Tough Topics in Candidate Forum


District 1 supervisor candidates Linda Campbell, Greg Ferrero and Margaret Fortune are all eyeing for the seat currently held by John Hidahl, who represents almost all of El Dorado Hills.

San Francisco Set to Apologize to Black Residents for ‘Systemic Racism’


Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

Why Adopting Sports Gambling in California Has to Involve Tribes


When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

Faceoff Between Anthem Blue Cross, UC Health Shows Hazards of Industry Consolidation


For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.

Research: Immigration Enforcement Hinders Education; Schools Offer Support


Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

California Tightens Rules on Worker Exposure to Poisonous Lead


For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.

WWII Vets Honored


Members of the American Legion Post 119 made time to recognize the WWII veterans among them during their February meeting and dinner.

$3.4M to Go to Central Sierra Farmers to Improve Soil Health


The Placer, Amador and El Dorado and Georgetown Divide resource conservation districts are administering $4 million in state grants to fund the Healthy Soils Program for agricultural producers in the Central Sierra.

Entrepreneurs Share Their Passion on the Divide


The mild winter has brought exciting news for the Georgetown Divide, with many local entrepreneurs opening new businesses.

Placerville City Council Gives Staff Sandwich Board Orders


As sandwich board signs proliferate along Main Street and impinge on space along narrower-than-normal sidewalks, the Placerville City Council discussed what the city could do to cut down on the clutter.

Beekeeper Offers $100,000 Reward in Brazen Fresno Beehive Thefts


Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

California EV Sales Are Falling. Is It Just Temporary, or a Threat to State Climate Goals?


California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

Arts Education Takes Flight Outdoors in Mariposa County


Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.

March Primary Election D2 Candidates Quizzed


El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor George Turnboo is looking to keep his seat this election cycle and is challenged by Chris Cockrell and Kevin McCarty.

Academic Rigor Versus Cultural Relevance Is a False Choice


By reframing them as mutually reinforcing rather than mutually exclusive, we can transform education for every child.

All This Rain Could Invite Mosquitoes Into Your Backyard


While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

Cargo Traffic Jumped at L.A. and Long Beach Ports in January


The San Pedro ports had a busy January as they rebounded from last year’s labor troubles and picked up cargo redirected because of Suez and Panama canal troubles.

Central California Is Battling a Unique, ‘Growing’ Crime Problem


Beehives, tractors and more are getting stolen from farmers.

Robocalls, Ringless Voicemails and AI: Real Estate Enters the Age of Automation


As agents hunt for business in Southern California's slow real estate market, some are trying out new ways of tracking down leads. Others are quitting the industry.

New Eligibility Rules Mean Nearly 2 Million on Medi-Cal Can Now Save for a Rainy Day


Nearly 2 million Medi-Cal enrollees can now accumulate savings and property without limitations and still qualify for the state's health insurance program for low-income residents.

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