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Mather airport expansion moves forward

Now is the time to comment on Sacramento County’s Mather Airport 20-year-development plan — a proposal to turn the former Air Force base-turn-private airport into a premier cargo hub facility for the entire Pacific Rim region. The plan’s revised Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review. The Mather Review Subcommittee, acting under the larger El […]

4 Comments / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib Notes: Play games to give kids a head start in school

When my oldest child turned 1, a friend gave him alphabet magnets for his birthday. We placed them on the refrigerator and he’d reach for them, so we moved them lower, showing him first how magnets work. Soon they ended up on the kitchen floor and seeing the 26 letters brought the ordering of them […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

CSD fields get a water-wise makeover

The buzz around EDH is "Why's the field brown?" Crews are working to beautify the area and, more importantly, conserve water with drought tolerant turf and modern irrigation infrastructure. The fields are closed to the public until August. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Heads turned last week as the north and south fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Park turned completely brown, but they’ll be greener and more vibrant than ever after they undergo irrigation infrastructure and turf renovations. “Irrigation technologies have come a long way and it’s increasingly important for the EDHCSD to […]

No Comment / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors, community celebrate day care grand opening

Helen Joachim, 94, stands in the the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care's outdoor terrace and memory garden during the facility's grand opening event Thursday afternoon. She hopes to be a regular in the day care program. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.

It was standing room only at the El Dorado Hills’ Senior Day Care’s grand opening last Thursday afternoon, the event marking a win-win not only for El Dorado Hills’ seniors and caregivers, but for the whole county. District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco opened the ribbon cutting ceremony by acknowledging key players, including El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / March 31, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

RUSD still in negotiations to buy Bass Lake

The non-partisan group Bass Lake Action Committee’s claim the county could thwart El Dorado Irrigation District’s plan to sell surplus land, including Bass Lake, to Rescue Union School District has been clarified. The county currently owns 41 acres of land near Bass Lake. A move to buy more from EID would be a consolidation move, […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Distinguished Boy Scout leaders recognized

Celebrating leaders — Back row, left to right: Paul Weinhardt, Troop 88, Unit Spark Plug Award; Jeff Wagner, President of Impact Photographics, District Chairman's Community Spirit Award; Jeffrey Freeman, Troop 117, Scoutmaster of the Year; Philip Mosbacher, Crew 88, District Award of Merit; W. Mark Sleeth, Troop 88, District Award of Merit; Diana Sleeth, Troop 88, District Award of Merit; Ronald Zurawski, Troop 454, District Award of Merit; unknown -- Cubmaster from Pack 659 in Rescue; Scott Lusk, Cameron Park, Assistant District Commissioner; Larry Hyde, Cameron Park, District Advancement Chairman; Jim Seger, Camino, District Listmaster. Front row, left to right):  Greg Stein, Eagle Scout, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Chuck Stein, Star Scout, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Dan Stein, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Kim Stein, Troop 465 and Crew 273; Rob Kull, Troop 88. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado District of the Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual recognition event last Thursday, celebrating volunteers who tirelessly work to provide a fun and safe program for registered youth. The district includes packs, troops, teams and crews from Folsom to Pollock Pines. El Dorado Hills residents Dan and […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lake Forest sweeps Nature Bowl, heads to finals

Lake Forest's third-grade Nature Bowl team has some fun during the competition earlier this month. Climbing the tree are Evan Odell, Kyle Enriques and Anna Thurman, left to right, while the others stand in front, left to right: teacher Donna DeLaurentis, Matthew Medina, Savannah Hannaman, Ayden Quinones, Kara McCauley and advisor Marlaine Reilly. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest’s two Nature Bowl teams won first place in their respective age divisions March 18 and will head to the finals at Sac State in May. The third grade and fourth/fifth grade teams competed in Coloma against a dozen area schools, including neighbors Silva Valley, Lakeview and Pleasant Grove. Sponsored by the California Department […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »