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Town Center: hometown downtown

The Mansour Company’s Town Center is Village Life readers’ favorite El Dorado Hills shopping center. The sprawling European “lifestyle center” is located south of Highway 50, and is not only the oldest and largest retail complex in El Dorado Hills, it has also become the face of a community which according to the most recent […]

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Nugget Market: more than grocery shopping

Nugget Market walked off with “best of” in the grocery, deli, health food, bakery and fresh fruit/produce categories. The Woodland-based grocery chain has been family owned and operated since 1926, and has earned a national reputation for its profound respect for both employees, or “associates” in Nugget-speak, and customers, or “guests,” who are ferociously loyal […]

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Good times at Rockin’ Frog

There’s never a dull moment at Rockin’ Frog Yogurt, El Dorado Hills’ favorite frozen yogurt spot. One reason is the constant rock videos streaming from the ceiling, and the fact that kids who dance under the disco globe get a coupon for free yogurt. Another is the parade of El Dorado Hills families trouping in […]

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Purple Place serves up great breakfasts and more

Quick question: Which legendary El Dorado Hills roadhouse has once again been named as El Dorado Hills best breakfast spot? Here’s a big hint: It’s purple. The Purple Place has two faces: a friendly sports bar on one side and a fresh local grill on the other. The royal hue isn’t any particular nod to […]

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People talk: What’s the perfect frozen yogurt recipe?

 

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CSD Parks Department downsizes

El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Interim Parks Director Mark Riemer has been on the job less than two months, long enough to size up the department and then downsize it. During the April board meeting he told CSD directors the department was top heavy, and proposed eliminating two positions that will save the district […]

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No quick settlement of Skeel lawsuit

Recent mediation between fired El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel and EDHCSD representatives have failed to produce a suitable settlement offer, Skeel’s attorney Ellen Arabian-Lee reported. Skeel continues to apply for positions across the country, but has not been offered employment to date, she added. In an e-mail to Village Life Arabian-Lee wrote […]

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