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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.”

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Santa Run finale sparkles

The grand finale of El Dorado Hills’ longest running holiday tradition went off with a bang in Town Center Sunday night, punctuated by a 10-minute fireworks display that accompanied the arrival of the jolly geriatric and the always fetching Mrs. Claus, who were immediately mobbed by Santa-hungry families. In an unexpected twist to the otherwise […]

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Selland’s success: Passion, perspiration … and the food’s pretty good, too

The latest chapter in the food history of El Dorado Hills is Sacramento Celebrity Chef Randall Selland’s Market-Café, opening in early January. The upscale deli takes over part of the first floor of Town Center’s long underutilized New Orleans Building, and will seat 100 indoors with another 40 outside. Selland also owns and operates the […]

Comments Off on Selland’s success: Passion, perspiration … and the food’s pretty good, too / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huber will not seek third term

El Dorado Hills Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, 39, placed what previously appeared to be a promising political career on indefinite hold Tuesday, announcing that she will not seek a third term in the Assembly. Facing a self-described “nasty, ugly” divorce, foreclosure of a home in Serrano and the prospect of moving to more politically moderate district […]

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People Talk: Why do you do what you do?

Asked at the Vision Coalition Youth STAR awards ceremony

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Youth STARs shine bright Friday

That glow in the sky above Town Center Friday night was El Dorado County’s youth STARs lighting up Lakehills Church, where the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recognized 38 amazing kids at a red carpet dinner and awards event. The winners took the stage one at a time to receive their award while a […]

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Aerojet leaders build bikes, surprise kids

CJ Cook put it best. “This is sooooo cool,” said the expressive 10-year-old. He’d just received a new bike, custom fitted to his husky frame, from a group of Aerojet executives he’d never met. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 120 Aerojet managers and lead engineers became overqualified bicycle mechanics for an afternoon, assembling new bikes for […]

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