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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

McClintock disses solar power

Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, had harsh words for the solar industry in comments to the county chamber on June 14. “Solar power is not new, not promising and certainly not cheap,” he said. The costs of a heavily subsidized solar industry are buried in taxes, and are an example of free-market meddling that drives […]

No Comment / June 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

McClintock: ‘Fate of the nation’ at stake in November

Congressman Tom McClintock preaches to the choir at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, driving home the anti-regulation, anti-tax, anti-debt, pro-free market themes he’s espoused for more than 30 years. Jay Lensch Photography

Two-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock spent June 13 in El Dorado County in what might have been a victory lap, since he’d just defeated challenger Jack Uppal handily in round one of a two-round bout for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two local appearances last Wednesday provided plenty of […]

2 Comments / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »