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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 »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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