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Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

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People Talk: What have you learned in the recession?

 

Comments Off / January 16, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community park: Board OKs updates

Funding for the long-discussed Josh Anderson Basketball Court was approved by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors last week, along with flush toilets, a bridge over New York Creek and grading for a future dog park — all in the Community Park on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Preliminary plans and estimates […]

2 Comments / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Backroads: My sincerest gratitude

In part one of this three-part series, Backroads columnist Mike Roberts shares his frustration over trying to manage his 87-year-old mother’s declining health from afar, and how an assortment of people helped out along the way. My family has a versatile expression that describes the last half of 2011 for both my mother and I: […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Benefit planned for retired firefighter

A benefit for retired El Dorado Hills Fire District Engineer Mike Logan will be held on Jan. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Station 85 at the intersection of Wilson and El Dorado Hills Boulevards.

The El Dorado Hills Fire District will host a spaghetti feed on Jan. 21 to benefit retired engineer Mike Logan, whose cancer has returned after being in remission since 2000. Logan was diagnosed with job-related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1999, according to Fire Chief Dave Roberts. He returned to duty the following year, and ultimately retired […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grace Foundation gets custody of Susanville horses

The latest development in the rescue of 56 horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville by members of the Grace Foundation of El Dorado Hills is a bankruptcy court ruling that grants the foundation legal custody of the horses, many of which are pregnant. A foundation press release called the ruling “bittersweet.” Director […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your favorite breakfast?

       

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