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EDH dog park to open by Memorial Day

EDHCSD officials, EDDOG members and others gathered with their pooches last week to break ground on the El Dorado Hills dog park. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors and staff, El Dorado Dog Owners Guild members and neighbors celebrated the groundbreaking of the El Dorado Hills Dog Park last Thursday. The park should be ready by Memorial Day, EDH CSD general manager Brent Dennis said. The dog park is located on two acres at […]

No Comment / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Seattle-based The Ramblin' Years comes back to its local roots to perform at The Purple Place on Friday, April 17 — one stop of their Northern California tour. Bandmates are, left to right: Daniel Dunn, Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh and Mitch Edwards. Photo by Olli Tumelius

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

No Comment / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grand Jury asks CSD to amend parcel tax

A $10 annual tax on each of the 15,500 parcels in El Dorado Hills adds up to a lot of money. Since 1983, when the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors placed the voter initiative Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions Enforcement (Measure B) on the general district election ballot and it passed, Measure B […]

1 Comment / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Home Care Assistance helps seniors thrive

Glen Krakow runs Home Care Assistance in El Dorado Hills. The company's mission is to help seniors stay in their homes as they age. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When El Dorado Hills residents Glen and Monica Krakow considered a move to Texas to live near their aging parents two years ago, friends pleaded with the couple to stay. After all, the Krakows developed deep roots in the area while raising their two grown children and by virtue of owning the Pak Mail in […]

No Comment / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Crib Notes: Bring back this education trend

Lectures gave way to project-based learning. Straight rows of desks preceded clustered tables and group work. I remember while in a California teaching credential program in the mid-90s, the multiple intelligences were the latest trend in education. Future teachers were told to look at the whole child and to remember that essays and written tests […]

No Comment / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Community Park turns 25; celebration to last all year

The Spring Egg Hunt returns to El Dorado Hills Community Park this Saturday, 10 a.m. sharp.  Village Life file photo

Community Park turns the big 25 in June and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District has planned monthly events with that number in mind to commemorate the silver anniversary. This Saturday, April 4, 25,000 eggs will be hidden at the park for the annual Spring Egg Hunt, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp. Later this month, […]

No Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run (or walk) for the hills

Lace up your running shoes and Run for the Hills this Saturday, March 28. At 8 a.m. a five-mile charity run/walk begins and ends at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion parking lot. A youth half-mile fun run begins at 10 a.m. Both races benefit The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation. […]

No Comment / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »