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El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce awards three scholarships

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce recently award three $750 scholarships 2013 graduates who plan to continue their education at a university, college or technical school. The Chamber congratulates the following scholarship recipients and wishes them much success: Nathan Somavarapu, Kirsti Buckendorf and Sumner Caesar of Oak Ridge High School. The scholarships are funded […]

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Supervisor Nutting arrested

Ray Nutting was booked into the El Dorado County Jail Tuesday

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting was arrested Tuesday morning on felony charges of failing to disclose income, filing false documents, perjury and failing to recuse himself from votes in which he had a financial interest. El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announced the District 2 representative’s arrest in a press release issued Tuesday […]

3 Comments / May 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Secret to great barbecue? Just listen

Sibling barbecue team Nicole Burton, left and Brandon Ivey own and operate Boucane in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Where I come from, the best barbecue is found in the worst neighborhoods. I’ve savored soul food on the south side of Chicago and shouted for ribs through bullet-proof Plexiglas in the Fillmore District. So I was unprepared for Boucane’s Smokehouse and Sweetery, opened in March by brother-sister act Nicole Burton and Brandon Ivey. Their […]

6 Comments / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

More Homes or parks: Director begins debate

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Director Bill Vandegrift has called a special meeting to discuss alternative uses for the old El Dorado Hills golf course. The property, owned by Parker Development, shares a border with Highway 50. Last year, the developer unveiled a new plan for the space called Serrano Westside. The 155-acre area westward […]

3 Comments / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Athletes of the Year named

Keaton Subjeck

Oak Ridge High School has honored the following athletes for their outstanding performances during the 2012-13 school year: Freshmen Female Athlete of the Year: Emily DeMure (volleyball, track) Freshmen Male Athlete of the Year: Tommy Dunnigan (football, basketball) Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year: Madisyn Hallare (lacrosse) Sophomore Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Sullivan […]

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Sipes headed to States

Oak Ridge High School’s Jacob Sipes will represent his school at the state track and field meet. The junior qualified to compete in the 300-meter hurdles with his third place finish at the Masters last week. “It has been quite a season for Jacob in the 300-meter hurdles,” according to coach Rob Fairley. “His first race […]

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Oh! Oh! Oleander!

Courtesy photo

As spring warms into summer, one of the highest color impacts we enjoy along our roadways and in our landscapes has to be the bountiful, blooming oleander. Oleanders are characterized by summer blooming, heavily scented flowers that may be red, pink, white or yellow depending on cultivar. In our warm climate area, the leaves are […]

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