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People Talk: What did you do in 2011?

Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills: “I became branch manager of the El Dorado Hills Library this year. I made a couple professional presentations, and was asked to contribute a chapter in a book about how libraries can work with other agencies in the community. And we got a new dog named Kitty.”

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Shingle Springs Community Center reopened

MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR —€” Dan MacPherson stands before the recently reopened Shingle Springs Community Center. Shortly after he agreed to be the center'€™s board president he discovered a broken roof truss. In September a "foam party"€ ruined the floor. Cameron Park Life photo by Mike Roberts

A one-two punch of snow on the roof and foam on the floor sidelined the aging Shingle Springs Community Center in 2011. Fortunately, generous local contractors stepped up, inspired by a recently retired school principal and an El Dorado Rose, replacing the roof and floor and adding several key modernizations at no cost. On Jan. […]

No Comment / December 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk – What’s your New Years resolution

What’s your New Years resolution? Patricia Smith Shingle Springs “I want to see the original Miwoks re-recognized. My husband’s one of them.” Lovleen Kumar-Allard Shingle Springs “I just got married and want to go back to school in business in 2012.” Marilyn “Mitzi” Dalbeck Rescue “My husband lost his job last year and our house […]

No Comment / December 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Goldie O’Brien, Walnut Creek: “I’m very disciplined with my diet, so my resolution is just to stay on track.”

No Comment / December 23, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD lawyer draws fire

El Dorado Hills Community Services District board memberts have been generally confident that the district is protected from the potential costs of a lawsuit by their former general manager, John Skeel. One reason is that the district’s legal counsel, Bob Thurbon, works on a fixed-price retainer which obligates him to represent the district through what […]

6 Comments / December 21, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Skeel fires back

Lawsuit against CSD pending Dismissed El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel recently confirmed his intent to move forward with a lawsuit against his former employer. In a telephone interview with Village life Tuesday Skeel said he feels “forced to sue the district,” and lamented that “countless hours and thousands of taxpayer […]

8 Comments / December 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Where does Santa come from? How does he get here?

Asked at the grand finale of the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association’s 2011 Santa Run     Cameron Landry, 8, El Dorado Hills: “He flies from the North Pole to a spot in the woods and they (the firefighters) meet him and put him up there on the truck. It’s a secret location.”

No Comment / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »