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Sacco hands off CSD board recall to Everett

Social media mogul Bob Sacco shut down his El Dorado Hills Community Services District board recall effort Saturday, deferring to a decidely more traditional effort by longtime board critic John Everett, who launched his own recall effort earlier this month. In an e-mail blast to his supporters, Sacco wrote that he’d “officially released myself from […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Selland’s won’t dumb it down

The best lunch in El Dorado Hills can be found at Sacramento Celebrity Chef Randall Selland’s upscale deli, Selland’s Market-Café, according to Village Life readers. The Selland family owns and operates the flagship Market-Café in East Sacramento, the more formal Ella Dining Room, and the multi-hour food performance known as The Kitchen, which put Selland’s […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Best of 2011,Special Sections | Read More »

Backyard chicken advocate proposes Ridgeview CC&R changes

Chicken man — Roger Taylor loves his hens, so much so that he’s trying to amend his Ridgeview Village 8 CC&Rs to allow them. Taylor, a Master Gardener, touts the health benefits of eating out of his organic garden, which also houses his eight happy hens. The CSD’s CC&R subcommittee gave him six months to get three fourths of his neighbors to sign off on his proposed amendment. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Roger Taylor wants chickens allowed in El Dorado Hills back yards, and not just on the grill. He proposes softening rules that currently prohibit the fryer-friendly fowl, citing successful backyard chicken ordinances in exurban communities throughout the state, including the upscale enclaves Orinda, Walnut Creek and Danville. Taylor, 67, is a retired dentist, a successful real estate investor […]

10 Comments / April 09, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: Why did you move to El Dorado Hills?

1 Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you think of road conditions in El Dorado Hills??

 

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Regular guy’ Mikulaco jousts with Knight

District 1 supervisor candidate and avid gardener Ron Mikulaco offered the El Dorado Hills Community Coalition a temporary home for its community garden in 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

John Knight runs on his record

Supervisor John Knight sticks by his classic Mercedes and his record on the board. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Shortly after El Dorado Hills’ voters elected John Knight to his District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2008 Village Life predicted that his vehicle, a tired 1984 Mercedes that looked every bit of its 335,000 odometer reading, wouldn’t survive his first term. The suspension and upholstery had sagged to […]

4 Comments / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »