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Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDHCSD board recall could fall apart

Setbacks are nothing new to John Everett — the man trying to recall all five El Dorado Hills Community Services District directors. The John Skeel firing last year was the last straw for Everett, who has alleged improprieties in the management of assessments, bonds and joint use agreements over the last several years. Everett recently […]

3 Comments / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Green Valley Road Alliance gets started

The Green Valley Road Alliance is a loose coalition of local residents concerned about the impact of 214-lot Dixon Ranch on Green Valley Road and five other projects totaling 155 lots currently in the works along nearby Malcolm Dixon Road. Bill Welty is a retired California Air Resources Board IT executive. He shares spokeperson responsibilities […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Aberneen Lane resident worries about safety, noise and yes, ice

Susan Comstock’s Aberdeen Lane home sits directly across from Lima Way, the proposed “back door” to the Dixon Ranch project. She and her husband David find themselves on the front lines of a debate between neighborhood activists and developers of the proposed project. “They’re all going to come this way,” she said of the predicted […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch traffic study debated

The traffic study for the proposed 209-home high-density Dixon Ranch project predicts that it won’t bump any of 21 intersections studied to another Level of Service grade by 2016. The 6,892 daily trips anticipated at buildout in 2025 don’t fare much worse. With no mitigation, the report predicts that only two intersections would fall a […]

1 Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock to ‘birther': ‘Knock it off’

A woman at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills jumped at the chance to ask Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, why no congressional investigation had been launched into the president’s fraudulent birth certificate. McClintock didn’t mince words, pointing out that the State of Hawaii has authenticated the Obama birth […]

Comments Off / June 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »