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California State Fair is still fun … even if it’s not as ‘big’

It’s time for the annual California State Fair and, if the weather on opening weekend was any indicator, the fair is off to a good start, financially. Cooler than usual July temperatures helped the fair enjoy its first year in the black last year, and fair officials hope to duplicate that record this year. No […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Teacher walks in the footsteps of history

Tom Douglas, right, with the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution presents teacher Kevin Tierney with a certificate of achievement. Courtesy photo

Kevin A. Tierney, a 52 year-old teacher at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills, was selected by the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution  to receive a scholarship to attend a course on the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Penn., earlier this summer. The scholarship […]

No Comment / July 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arena committee pitches regional benefits

THINKING BIG - Chamber Board President Linda Ellen Anderson talked up the Kings, the El Dorado Hills Chamber and the California Welcome Center during the El Dorado Hills stop on the July 14 Think BIG bus tour in support of a new entertainment and sports complex in Sacramento. Arena supporter Kevin Nagle, right, also addressed the media.

Members of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Think BIG Sacramento” arena committee canvassed the region by bus last Thursday, drumming up regional support for a new downtown sports and entertainment facility. The committee is about half way through Johnson’s self-appointed 100-day deadline to develop a funding strategy for the new arena. The combination of a stalled […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Spencer and Corinna make a stylish splash at Nationals

GRACEFUL LEFT — Corinna Jacobs hoists synchronized swimming partner Spencer Gates into the air during their performance at nationals. Courtesy photo

Three things all synchronized swimmers need: grace, stamina and gelatin (yes, you read that right). Just ask Oak Ridge students Spencer Gates, 15, and Corinna Jacobs, 16. The Sacramento Synchronized Swim Team members and coach Kristin Walton came home from the USA Synchronized Swimming Age Group Nationals 2011 held earlier this month in Federal Way, Wash., with an […]

No Comment / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

En garde! Leanne Comfort masters fencing

LEANNE COMFORT, 14, of El Dorado Hills took third in the nation in the Youth 14 Saber division at Summer Nationals in Reno. Courtesy photo

Two and a half years ago, Leanne Comfort of El Dorado Hills, now 14, was looking for a sport she might like to try. She definitely made a good choice. Leanne is now the California state champion in Senior Women’s Saber, having won that title at the Pacific Coast Championships at the Marin Civic Center […]

No Comment / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fender bender snarls traffic on Highway 50

TRAFFIC SNARLED — Capt. Dave Brady escorts Larie Littlejohn of Minden, Nev., after she smashed up her car in what Brady called a freeway fender bender  Thursday morning. The accident occured around 9:15 a.m., and had traffic backed up to Cameron Park by 9:45. No serious injuries were reported. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A three car collision on westbound Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard backed traffic up all the way to Cameron Park Thursday at approximately 9:15 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but one driver was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Newly promoted El Dorado Hills Fire Department […]

No Comment / July 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »