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Two challenge appointee for Superior Court seat

The three county Superior Court Judge candidates “tea’ed off” last Wednesday night in El Dorado Hills. The candidate forum, which included District 1 and 2 supervisor candidates filled the Holiday Inn event room, capacity 160, for two-plus hours to hear a total of seven local candidates discuss the challenges of local government and pitch their […]

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People Talk: Who was your neighborhood bully?

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Supervisor candidates vie for EDH Tea Party support

Photos by Jay Lensch

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed by […]

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EID by the Numbers: Capital Spending and Labor Costs

This is part two of EID by the numbers: Spending. This section examines labor costs and capital spending. EID critics Greg Prada and Jon Jakowatz contend that salaries and benefits are a large reason El Dorado Irrigation District overhead remains high despite downsizing in 2008 and 2010 that reduced overall headcount from a 2007 peak […]

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Windsor Point Park resurrected

Windsor Point Park has been an eyesore on Francisco Drive for most of the 14 years since the surrounding neighborhoods were populated. It's also served as a overnight truck parking lot, star thistle habitat and a trash receptacle. Thanks to the efforts of neighborhood park advocates Sue Parker, center, Kim White, left, and Heidi Hannaman, not pictured, Windsor Point may become an kid-friendly oasis of green. Jovial CSD Director Billy Vandegrift, right, helped pitch the park to fellow board members and staff. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

After 14 years on the drawing board and a couple false starts, the 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park might become the green spot that residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods were promised when they moved here. The park, located on Francisco Drive across from Marina Village Middle School at […]

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Mercy scholarships encourage medical careers

Medically minded —€” Mercy Hospital of Folsom awarded 12 students scholarships of $1,100 each on Friday at Serrano Country Club. Left to right, Victoria Chiu, 17; Rachel Mars, 17; Josh Verner, 17; Nicole Lemon, 17; Anusha Deshpande, 17; Bhavana Jonnalagadda, 17; Cecilia Chan, 17; Shirley May, 18; Sadra Forati, 17; and Tasha Vu, 17. Not pictured are Celine Barrica and Sheri Lyne James. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The good ladies, and a couple guys, of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary have been dishing out scholarships to promising local students with medically minded career aspirations for 36 years running. This year’s lucky dozen scholars were recognized during the 2012 award luncheon at Serrano Country Club on Friday, March 16. The recognition included a $1,100 […]

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Proposed EID spending for 2012

From 2012 Mid-Cycle Operating Budget Cost projections are in millions • $23.4 debt service • $41.6 operations spending, consisting of: • $12.8 administration • $2.4 IT • $2.5 engineering • $23.9 field operations • $17.4* in capital projects • $2.5 water • $6.1 sewer, including $3.1 in lift station maintenance • $9.4 hydro & FERC, including $3.6 for Flume 41 • $3.2 Misc., […]

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