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What is Measure Y?

The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative, aka Measure Y, was passed by voters in 1998 and again in 2008. It requires developers of five or more dwellings to pay the cost of traffic mitigation if the new homes cause roadways to reach “Level of Service F” — bumper-to-bumper traffic during peak hours. It also applies to […]

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Stay safe in the water

Steve Wallen Swim School 1.) Never leave children unattended, not even if they can swim, not even for a few moments. 2.) Enforce water safety rules. Especially no running, pushing or dunking. 3.) Limit use of floaties as they create a false sense of security. 4.) Learn to blow bubbles. 5.) Promote the prone, horizontal […]

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Tasmanian Devils dominate Otters

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team continued its pursuit of a perfect season by establishing a 2-0 record on Saturday, June 8.  The EDH TAZ team traveled to the Folsom Aquatic Center to swim against the Folsom Sea Otters, a friendly rivalry that shares a 25 year history. The week leading up to […]

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Pump problem closes pool

A sign tells hopeful swimmers to head to Cameron Park. THe EDHCSD pool closed down Friday due to a pool pump problem. Swimmers retured on Sunday after everything was fixed. Photo by Julie Samrick

Record-high temperatures across the region beckoned crowds to local pools but no swimmers enjoyed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s pool last Friday and Saturday due to a broken pump. Just before noon on Friday, as public pool hours were to begin, staff discovered that the primary pool pump and motor were not functioning […]

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Sports news briefs

Oak Ridge pitching alums Jordan Mills and Jeff McKenzie were both taken in the 28th round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Mills a junior at St. Mary’s, was taken with the first pick of the round by the Houston Astros and has the option to sign or return to school for his senior season. Currently pitching in […]

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Graduation address shocking

EDITOR: My daughter graduated from Oak Ridge High School last week. This is a time-honored celebrated right of passage. This celebration was marred by the thoughtless discriminating words used by one of our elected high school board of trustees. I was truly shocked to find Todd White, an elected representative of the El Dorado Union High […]

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Life after Life

Is there life after Life? I’m about to find out. I write this on my 59th birthday, but it’s not a retirement. It’s a stepping back. And yes, I’m going to spend some time with my family. Julie Samrick will take my place. She’s an El Dorado Hills mom and a good journalist who’s been […]

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