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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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

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 […]

25 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 »