Published: Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 - 6:40 pm


Business district gets

law enforcement’s focus

Law enforcement agencies and the business community in Rancho Cordova are partnering to create a safer business district.

Extra patrols and increased visibility in the Folsom Boulevard/Olson Drive/Zinfandel Drive Business District are intended to reduce crime and contribute to a safe environment, according a news release from the Rancho Cordova Police Department.

City police officers and deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department will focus on crime prevention and public relations in the area.

Juniper Rose


Application period open for Board of Education

Members of El Dorado County’s Board of Education are planning to appoint a board member to take the place of District 1 trustee Matt Boyer, who resigned July 9.

Boyer, who has been on the board for more than a decade, is stepping down so he can focus on his new consulting business, said Dina Gentry, communications director for the Office of Education.

The new board member will complete Boyer’s term, which is due to expire Nov. 28. District 1 includes portions of Buckeye, Latrobe, El Dorado Union High and Rescue school districts in the El Dorado Hills area.

The board will interview candidates at its next regular meeting, on Aug. 14. The application deadline is at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Office of Education, 6767 Green Valley Road.

Potential candidates should review the qualifications and submit a candidate information sheet at Applications may be submitted online, emailed to, faxed to (530) 642-1832, or mailed to the EDCOE Superintendent’s office, 6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville, CA 95667.

For more information, call the superintendent’s office at (530) 295-2229.

Diana Lambert


Council will get report

on geese at Lodi Lake

The Lodi City Council will receive a report Wednesday from Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Jeff Hood on the Canada geese at Lodi Lake Park.

More than 125 Canada geese are leaving behind droppings at Lodi Lake and the surrounding area, according to the City Council agenda.

Although the birds are federally protected, there are no methods of dissuading them from coming to Lodi Lake that do not require permits from state or federal agencies, city officials said.

Wednesday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St.

Lodi News-Sentinel

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