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Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

Comments Off / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Petersens recipe for smaller, faster, cheaper emergency response

Asking a single ambulance to cover all of El Dorado Hills is “simply not the fastest way to get sick people to hospitals,” said Craig Petersen. He and his wife Sherry are running for the two contested seats on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. They question the ratio of 12 fire apparatus to one […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bill Tobin’s a tireless volunteer

Part-time nuclear inspector, full-time volunteer Bill Tobin said he wants to be an open, honest EDHCSD director. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Win, lose or recount, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidate Bill Tobin knows where he’ll be after the election. He’s the volunteer coordinator for the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Blues and Brews, a night of music and dancing that honors service men and women past and present, standing […]

3 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sherry and Craig Petersen bring new ideas to the table

Husband and wife slate Craig and Sherry Petersen describe themselves as reluctant candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board — reluctant in that they’ve recently retired, love to travel, and are active hikers, bikers and runners, all of which will get less attention if a PeterSEN (with an “E”) wins one or both of […]

12 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Peterson is comfortable being uncomfortable

John Peterson is a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado Hills Fire Board candidate John Peterson arrived in El Dorado Hills four years ago with a mix of firefighting experience earned during a nine-year stint with Redwood City in the 1980s along with sales and marketing experience with Cardinal Health. The 51-year-old’s experience with the 19th largest private company in the world — […]

2 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Firefighters Pipe & Drum Band debuts

El Dorado Hills Fire Department engineer Mike LeBlanc and firefighter/paramedics Brian Wilke and Jason Smith play the bagpipes and firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemlock takes the snare drum in the Pipes & Drum Band. The group hopes to become a fixture at community events. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Yes indeed. The emotive drone of Great Highland bagpipes wafted through the clear morning air in Park Village on a recent Sunday morning. With kilts flapping in the breeze, the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Pipe and Drum Band made its public debut at Bertelsen Park as part of the annual reposting of the colors, aka flag, […]

Comments Off / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Candidate Crumpley: EDHCSD board needs a CPA

EDHCSD candidate Terry Crumpley said the board could benefit from a CPA who would make sound fiscal decisions. Village life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills accountant, Little League mom and Tea Party conservative Terry Crumpley has thrown her three-cornered hat into the ring as a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. The self-employed CPA has become a familiar face in local meetings “where others make decisions that affect our lives,” she […]

29 Comments / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »