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Could Lakehills be the next Oakland Hills?

A large-scale fire drill will be conducted in the Lakehills neighborhood on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A couple hundred firefighters will hone their skills in a series of challenging, real-world situation drills. Dozens of apparatus will buzz around the neighborhood and, unlike past exercises, this drill includes an evacuation component. An […]

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

EDHCSD’s future parks: New GM encouraged to think big

In preparation for his departure on June 6, and perhaps as a 50th anniversary present, interim El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Rich Ramirez recently published a 28 page treatise titled “A Potential Road Map for Next General Manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District,” an assessment of the district’s strengths, […]

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

Collies brand the magic

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El Dorado Hills’ first family of football, the Collies, will host a series of football camps and receiver competitions this summer. Zac and Austin Collie tore up the gridiron at Oak Ridge in the early 2000s, shattering school and state records along the way. The youngest son, Dylan, is coming off a stellar senior season […]

2 Comments / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community connects with sign shaker

Local celebrity—€” Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard'€™s lithe dancing for 4G Wireless endeared her to motorists at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard. That gig ended, and she's now shaking for Barber Jon and District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

There’s something about that girl. Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard’s fluid dancing at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard has quietly touched the collective psyche of El Dorado Hills. What passers-by have come to enjoy is just one aspect of a multi-talented artist overcoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder, struggling to make ends meet […]

4 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Judge clarifies claims

Incumbent Superior Court Judge Warren Stracener called accusations that he’s exaggerated his experience “quibbling and nonsense … a manufactured issue,” after a recent candidate forum. He also had some sharp comments on the judicial vetting process in El Dorado County, suggesting that judge candidates who solicit endorsements and campaign contributions from local lawyers and judges […]

24 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Knight and Mikulaco go another round

A handful of people watched incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Knight and challenger Ron Mikulaco make their sales pitches to voters last Thursday at the League of Women Voters forum. In this last stretch before the June 5 election Mikulaco has made himself omnipresent in recent weeks, attending public meetings nightly, knocking on doors and often standing at […]

21 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

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