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Pressure to bring back Skeel intensifies

Plot thickens with reinstatement petition, recall meeting and dissension on board   El Dorado Hills residents frustrated with stalled negotiations to reinstate Community Services District General Manager John Skeel, who’s now spent more time on paid leave than he did working, have begun taking matters into their own hands. An online petition calling for Skeel’s immediate […]

3 Comments / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: How has your cell phone changed your life?

No Comment / December 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More details emerge in ‘Susanville 70’ case

Peanut was the second Whispering Pines horse rescued by the Grace Foundation that died because of her poor health.

Recent developments in the Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 abused and starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville include evidence that ranch owner Dwight Bennett was also a foster parent to at least one child while the rotting carcasses of 28 horses and three dogs lay in plain sight on the ranch. […]

1 Comment / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation volunteers help heal wounds

Jean Acosta goes nose to nose with Rusty, a Grace Foundation resident that she plans to adopt. The two met at the Whispering PInes Ranch in Susanville where she helped other volunteers rescue the abused and starving horses. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

On a gusty and bright fall afternoon on the Grace Foundation ranch dozens of volunteers feed, socialize and exercise horses, many of which suffered starvation and abuse at Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville. Intel Project Manager Jean Acosta works with her “project horse,” a spirited and affectionate 2-year-old gelding mustang named Rusty. She plans to […]

No Comment / November 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are you grateful for this holiday season?

 

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hunter’s Place grows

Hunter would have loved it — Julie McBride, Shana Wilson and Terri Chapman, left to right, review plans for the buildout of Hunter'€™s Place, the special-needs friendly playground located on the Grace Foundation ranch. McBride is the Grace Foundation program director, Wilson is Hunter's mother and Chapman is a broker with the Chapman Real Estate Group and Folsom Lake Realty. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hunter’s Place, the special-needs friendly playground on the Grace Foundation ranch, will get more and better playground equipment over the next couple of weeks, weather permitting, thanks to generous donors and a family brave enough to talk about the tragic accident that took their son a year ago. On a stormy Sunday morning in November […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Assemblywoman Huber plans move to Rancho

Huber Alyson

The first local casualty of California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is El Dorado Hills’ own Democrat Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, who announced last week that she’s moving to Rancho Cordova. The commission packed up Huber’s notoriously gerrymandered 10th Assembly District and shipped it to Marin County. El Dorado Hills now resides in a more heterogeneous District […]

1 Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »