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Run It Forward

Granite Bay Soccer mom and Run It Forward founder Erika Small, left, was inspired by El Dorado Hills dad Jason Harper, center, and his Be Change program. Both are part of a non-stop, eight-runner relay the length of historic Route 66 to benefit underprivileged kids along the route. El Dorado Hills soccer mom Kelly Shaddix will manage logistics. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Think cheerleaders are airheads, or soccer moms don’t think outside the universe of their school district? You haven’t met former Oakland Raiderette Erika Small, who envisioned Run It Forward, a grand “pay it forward” to benefit underprivileged kids in the nation’s heartland. “People talk … they complain about the economy, their school systems, lost opportunities […]

2 Comments / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New lawyers for CSD?

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District is entertaining proposals for legal counsel through May 8, and will interview candidate law firms in May and June. The board has adopted a new professional services policy, to “make sure we do not get too comfortable with our relationships and fail to recognize a new ‘best practice’ […]

Comments Off / April 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk:Who inspired you to be who you are? (other than your parents)

   

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Clarksville Day bigger than ever this year

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

You know about the ghost town of Clarksville, right? It’s still standing … barely … just a half-mile as the crow flies east of El Dorado Hills Town Center, visible from the Bass Lake Grade on Highway 50, but hidden behind a locked gate for years. The gate opens to the public once each year, […]

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EDH Library gets floor makeover

Photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Library reopened on Monday, April 30, with new carpet and a new look. It’s been closed since April 14 while the old carpet was removed, and the troublesome slab was skinned, resurfaced, sealed up tight with thick black goo, then primed. The new carpet was installed last week. Moisture from the slab […]

1 Comment / April 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Details of Skeel’s lawsuit

Attorneys for former El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel filed a civil suit on April 20 against the CSD, four of its directors, Human Resources Manager Tracey Lynn Lowry, district legal counsel Bob Thurbon and Lindsey Moore, and their firm, Thurbon and McHaney, LP. The lawsuit, or “complaint for damages,” alleges […]

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Skeel files lawsuit

Insiders see suit as bargaining chip in settlement talks The El Dorado Hills Community Services District is under attack. As the latest CSD board recall wobbles off the launch pad like a nuke aimed at El Dorado Hills, former General Manager John Skeel, whose firing has fueled two recall efforts and a lot of community […]

1 Comment / April 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »