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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 »

Noelle Mattock ready to roll in second term

Noelle Mattock

A self-described “policy geek,” El Dorado Hills Community Services District board member Noelle Mattock asserts that her job as a legislative analyst provides a valuable window into what’s going on in Sacramento. The 43-year-old running for second term said she brings a wonky ability to grasp and explain a wide range of complex legislation, be it […]

5 Comments / October 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »