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Obama’s ground game in El Dorado Hills

In the days following last week’s election, pundits on both sides, including the respective campaign managers, cited the Obama campaign’s ground game strategy as a huge reason the president did so well in critical battleground states. The business end of that strategy was executed by a couple hundred enthusiastic volunteers in an El Dorado Hills […]

6 Comments / November 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Incumbents hold fire board seats

John Hidahl Jim Hartley

Incumbent fire board members Jim Hartley and John Hidahl retained their board seats in the Nov. 6 general election. As of Friday, Nov. 9, Hartley had 27.97 percent of the vote, a total of 7,839 votes. Hidahl followed with 6,788 votes for 24.22 percent of the total. Challenger Sherry Petersen mustered 5,035 votes: 17.96 percent, […]

Comments Off on Incumbents hold fire board seats / November 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gertsch bows out with dignity

At 10:10 pm on election night Guy Gertsch submitted the following concession statement to Village Life. Earlier in the day he’d been spotted on the side of the road, delivering encouragement by way of a bearhug to challenger Terry Crumpley, who defeated him that evening, an irony that wouldn’t bother him in the least. Genuine […]

2 Comments / November 07, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mattock and Crumpley win CSD board seats

John Hidahl, Jay Lensch, Terry Crumpley

Noelle Mattock and Terry Crumpley survived a polite but crowded contest for the two El Dorado Hills Community Services District board seats contested on Nov. 6. Crumpley held a narrow lead on the day after the election, but when the Nov. 11 results were posted Mattock was on top with 5,295 votes: 21.06 percent, followed […]

3 Comments / November 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huge flag touched post-9/11 El Dorado Hills

Local icon inspired by Iwo Jima photo Heavy construction contractor Mike Murray wants no credit for the prominent American flag standing sentry at the westerly entrance to El Dorado Hills — a symbol of community patriotism that’s visible for miles in each direction. We can allow that modesty for the current, properly anchored and regulation-compliant […]

1 Comment / November 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

The abrupt closure of Kinnee O’Reilly Irish Pub in August left patrons longing for a proper pint of Guinness. Local restaurateur Richard Righton feels their pain. Last week he announced plans to reopen the El Dorado Hills pub on or about Dec. 1 with the same great Irish brews, a new menu and a new […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Outliers’ catch a break

High school district policy change allows outlying middle schoolers to attend same high school as their classmates Eleven-year-old Steven Phemester approached Trustee Kevin Brown after the Oct. 23 El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting and thanked him for “letting me stay with my friends when I get to high school.” “I […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »