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Mexican delegation eyes county business

A delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico, visited El Dorado County in late June to understand what the county has to offer by way of manufacturing, agriculture and tourism with the hopes of building relationships and potential business opportunities. The visit marked the first international delegation to El Dorado County. Visitors included Arnoldo Delgado Anchondo, the treasurer […]

No Comment / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

El Dorado Hills teen Kaitlyn Dias plays Riley in Pixar's new movie "Inside Out." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills rising star Kaitlyn Dias is the voice of Riley in the new Pixar film “Inside Out.” Riley is an 11-year-old who has just moved with her mom and dad from Minnesota to San Francisco and the change has been rough. Viewers get to see five personified emotions that inhabit Riley’s mind: Joy, […]

No Comment / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troop 10 going for silver

Nicole Shedd, Isabella Cortez, Elizabeth Mahvi and Melissa Gomes, clockwise from top left, are part of Troop 10, which is collecting regular and travel size toiletries for needy local women and children. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts with Troop 10 have Silver Awards in their sights. The Rolling Hills and Marina Village eighth-graders chose to spend the 50 required hours (each) to earn the award collecting personal care items for needy women and children. When choosing a community service project, the girls said they sought out Hands4Hope founder and […]

No Comment / June 22, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD to pursue golf course ballot measure

El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors agreed to support the strong sentiment expressed by residents to keep the former executive golf course at Serrano zoned open space. At a special June 18 meeting, the directors agreed 4-1 to pursue an advisory vote measure on the next ballot, which would ask the local […]

1 Comment / June 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mikulaco calls Grand Jury report a ‘hit piece’

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco vehemently fought back against the Grand Jury’s recently released “A Sign of the Times” report and its findings, which state he “lacks comprehensive awareness of his position as a county supervisor and fails to follow basic and generally accepted principles of good governance.” “Equally alarming,” the report continues, “he (Mikulaco) […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

BOS to revisit oak tree removal policies

On June 22 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will hear county staff’s updated recommendations for oak woodland preservation. Already, some local groups are worried. “As proposed by staff, the new policies will remove oak canopy retention requirements, allowing 100-percent tree removal if fees are paid for off-site conservation,” Ellen Van Dyke of The Green […]

No Comment / June 16, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gym members flex charity muscles

Snap Fitness El Dorado Hills members pose for a shot after participating in an event to cut fabric for Sole Hope, an organization that makes shoes for people in Africa. The charitable group was inspired by a fitness instructor's class. The next event at Snap Fitness on June 27 will benefit ShelterBox. Photo by Ann Spade

Instead of talking only about push-ups or crunches, a group of Snap Fitness members in El Dorado Hills gather to talk about how to make the world a better place. El Dorado Hills residents Sue Gamache and Charmaine Vardas said inspiration struck after they started taking the popular World Class at their gym led by […]

No Comment / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »