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County to approve sex-offender ordinance

El Dorado County’s sheriff, district attorney and superintendent of schools have united to push for an ordinance restricting registered sex offenders from loitering or congregating at certain public places. A first reading of the proposed ordinance was posted at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting and introduced by DA Vern Pierson. “Basically, this is a tool […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vets share stories of luck, horror

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor — 92-year-old Bill Klein talks to the guests at the El Dorado Hills senior center Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosted a number of veterans and their families Thursday morning to honor Veterans Day. Vets from World War II, Korea and Vietnam shared their wartime and service memories. Bill Klein, 92, of El Dorado Hills wore his “Pearl Harbor Survivor” cap and described being stationed far below decks on […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Alan Day wins EID seat

Alan Day

Alan Day, whom some opponents criticized as overly “rate-centric,” connected with approximately 3,200 other El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers in the Nov. 8 election to win the post of director of EID Division 5. Incumbent Harry Norris received about 39 percent of the vote with 2,122. El Dorado County Elections Department Director Bill Schultz said […]

2 Comments / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Harry Norris seeks third term

Harry Norris

El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris said a “big fallacy” out there is that “the district’s spending is out of control.” Norris recently defended the current board’s policies over the past several years to cut costs and streamline services. More than $7 million has been cut from the budget and nearly 35 […]

1 Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Alan Day: A challenger with a message

Alan Day

Alan Day is “mad as (heck), and he’s not going take it anymore.” That’s what his campaign Website says. Day is running for El Dorado Irrigation District’s Division 5 director post. A 15-year resident of El Dorado Hills, Day says his EID bills were a shock back then, and now rates “have gone through the […]

Comments Off / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Racist headstones finally replaced

FOLSOM PRISON INMATE Derrick Bonar, 26, places a 90-pound grave marker with fellow inmates Steve Abujen, 50, left, and Larry Plummer, 60, right, Wednesday at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetary. Village Life  photo by Krysten Kellum

Truth and a measure of justice were served Wednesday when the last of three dozen new gravestones were installed at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery. The project helps close a controversial chapter in race relations, government insensitivity and ignorant foul play. In 1954 the Army Corps of Engineers dug up the remains of hundreds of bodies […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community health center serves all

Community Health Center a

If you’re sick and you only speak (Farsi) or (Hmong) or (Other), help is just a phone call away. In fact, if you don’t speak English, the El Dorado County Community Health Center can help you with telephonic interpreting services in 17 languages. Many of the center’s staff are bilingual as well — from Spanish […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »