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Last Login: Wed May 18 09:23:51 2016

More sports fields on the way

Residents who want more parks and sports fields will be happy to hear more are in the works due, in large part, to joint use agreements between organizations looking to pool resources. Serrano Associates and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District are co-applicants for an 11.7 acre sports park in Serrano’s Village J. The […]

No Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano HOA election nullified

Many  Serrano Homeowners Association Board of Director campaign signs were thrown out on election day May 16, but now the three candidates must start over after the election was invalidated. Members of the contracted election firm began opening ballots two hours ahead of deadline when a quorum of directors was to assemble and watch the process. […]

2 Comments / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Longtime Marina teacher dies

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, seen here at San Pedro harbor last summer, died last week. Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, 68, collapsed and died in the staff room during her lunch break Thursday. Staff tried to resuscitate her until emergency personnel arrived. Described by students and colleagues “as funny and caring,” the beloved math and Spanish teacher taught at the school for 24 years. She lived in El […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

More public input sought for Central EDH Specific Plan

On April 22 El Dorado County staff released a partial recirculated draft environmental impact report for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, Parker Development’s proposed 341-acre plan that includes the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course. The RDEIR includes revisions to sections to reflect the direction of the California Supreme Court regarding methods of evaluating greenhouse gas […]

No Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tireless senior celebrated

Hal Erpenbeck

El Dorado Hills resident Hal Erpenbeck was recognized by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and recently honored with a proclamation for his “dedicated service to the citizens of El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills.” Erpenbeck and his wife Barbara moved to El Dorado Hills from the Bay Area in 2002. Since then, […]

No Comment / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Voters have many choices in District 6 Assembly race

Eleven candidates are vying for the District 6 state Assembly seat, which includes portions of El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties. Bo Ambrozwicz (I) is proud of his independent affiliation. “Every election cycle we keep voting in the same old Democratic or Republican candidates who promise us the moon and when elected it goes back to […]

No Comment / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Library goes high-tech

El Dorado County Office of Education Communications Director Dina Gentry, left, shows off a phone cover made with the El Dorado Hills Library’s new 3D printers during a recent demonstration. Standing next to her is tireless library volunteer Greg Self. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Thanks to an $8,000 donation from the Serrano Country Club Men’s Book Club earlier this year, the El Dorado Hills Library has purchased a 3D printer system, which is now available to anyone with an El Dorado County library card. “This is one of those Jetsons things that’s going to change the world,” said 3D […]

No Comment / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »