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Finally, a bike shop in Town Center

Town Center Bike & Tri owners Wilson and Erin Gorell welcome triathlete Michellie Jones, center, who flew in from San Diego for the El Dorado Hills shop's grand opening Saturday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For years Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour mentioned a bike shop when describing the types of stores he hoped to see on his main street — Town Center Boulevard. With the recent opening of Town Center Bike & Tri, he’s got a doozy. Located in a high-visibility storefront, which is actually three retail locations spanning […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Winsor Point Park is a go

The 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park will become the green spot that Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods residents were promised when they moved in. Voters approved a $48.50 maximum annual assessment for park upkeep, which means that construction can now go out to bid. The park is located on Francisco Drive at […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD 2012-13 budget up slightly

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors approved general fund, capital, CC&R and landscaping and lighting assessment budgets for fiscal year 2012-13 during the June 14 board meeting. The fiscal year begins July 1. The full 2012-13 budget package can be found on page 214 of the board’s “Current regular meeting agenda […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State and feds acknowledge Lake Hills fire danger

Lake Hills resident Jim Stevens was cited for destruction of public property in 2002 for maintaining his “defensible space” by cutting a snag inside the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, which is just 10 feet from his house. He nonetheless continues to mow about 50 feet into state land each spring. The dry weeds and dead branches at left are an example of the fuel load if he didn’t cut the brush and remove the dead branches. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Attorney Rick Linkert’s Lake Hills home could quickly be overcome by the type of fire that last weekend’s drill assumed. He and his neighbor Jim Stevens live on El Sur Court, their tiny back yards abutting the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Linkert took a media tour of the training area as the drill took […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mikmania’ sweeps outsider to victory in District 1

Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco waves to constituents on election day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The results are in. Hard work, enthusiasm, a firm handshake and a broad smile all won Tuesday. Hours on the side of the road waving signs, miles walked, doors knocked and hands shaken in dozens of neighborhoods paid off for victorious District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Very early Wednesday morning the groggy victor pulled […]

3 Comments / June 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Francisco Drive trees replaced

A stump is all that remains of a London Plane Sycamore in front of Lake Forest Apartments on Francisco Drive. A total of 40 sickly sycamores and Black Pines were removed, and will be replaced with more disease-resistant trees. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The recent removal of 40 sickly sycamores and pines along north Francisco Drive evokes an old arboreal adage: “Losing a tree is like losing a friend.” That boulevard has a lot of friends. It anchors the Lakehills, Marina, Marina Woods, Rolling Hills, Green Valley Hills, Waterford, Winterhaven and Summit neighborhoods. Francisco Drive also has a […]

No Comment / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lakehills couple survived 1988 firestorm

Fred and Cheryl Adler’s story is every homeowner’s nightmare. On a sweltering 1988 afternoon Fred stood on his shake roof, garden hose in hand, and watched the prevailing breeze off Folsom Lake push a fast-moving fire through low lakeside brush. The fire then launched itself past his home onto Iron Mountain, the tree-studded mound at […]

No Comment / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »