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Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

Black and tan in the veins — Richard Righton is opening 36Handles Pub in the former Kinnee O’Reilly’s location on or about Dec. 1. The native Brit currently operates Relish Burger Bar, also in Montano, and Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom. He worked in pubs as a boy, “pouring cream tea in the afternoons,” and went on to manage several pubs as an adult. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

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 »

Superbowl hit piece hurt Hammond in ’98

In Chuck Hammond’s 1998 race for a seat on the Solano County Board of Supervisors he faced Duane Kromm, a squeaky clean, hard-knuckled campaigner who used Hammond’s political history as raw material to construct a devastating attack on the genial former mayor, who despite his indiscretions, had left office on a positive note, and was […]

Comments Off / October 22, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Guy Gertsch stands tall, ready to keep working

Guy Gertsch

Guy Gertsch seeks a second term on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors to retain the fiscal sanity his board brought to a district that lacked financial leadership and was “spending frivolously on processes and procedures,” he said. There were “too many consultants, too much travel, too many colors,” he said, […]

27 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hammond addresses past trouble

Chuck Hammond

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

19 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huber reflects on time in Assembly

Alyson Huber and Tony Mansour

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber recently reflected on the highs and lows of four whirlwind years in state politics that ends on Dec. 6. A mix of liberal and conservative supporters turned out on Oct. 1 for a farewell reception hosted by Tony Mansour, Kevin Nagle, The Parker Development Company and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

1 Comment / October 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board incumbents cite accomplishments

El Dorado Hills Fire Board incumbents John Hidahl and Jim Hartley are running for reelection on a track record of budget balancing, fire house building and prudent fiscal policy making that they say have created one of the top emergency response agencies in the state. Hidahl brings 28 years of board service stretching back to […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »