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Estimating transit demand is tricky business

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission recently unveiled a comprehensive assessment of public transportation alternatives and costs in El Dorado Hills, and took an analytical approach to the murky task of estimating transit demand. The study, conducted by LSC Transportation Consultants in Tahoe City, used data from the American Community Survey, which is part of […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Daily bus service unlikely in El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills is the largest foothill community along the Highway 50 corridor, and the only one without local fixed-route bus service. Would El Dorado Hills residents use local bus service if it were available? A recent study suggests that a flexible, well-planned route in the north-south core of El Dorado Hills on weekdays would […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New Oak Ridge principal sparked South Sac school’s turnaround

Oak Ridge High School’s next principal Paul Burke was on campus briefly last Thursday, and provided a taste of the enthusiasm and intensity that sparked an amazing turnaround at underperforming Samuel Jackman Middle School in South Sacramento and landed him the top job at the El Dorado Hills high school. Two hours after the last bell, […]

2 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

127-year-old family Bible comes home

Richard Castile, 81, conjectures about how his grandfather’s 127-year-old family Bible ended up discarded as trash on the curb in an affluent San Francisco neighborhood more than 30 years ago. Former San Francisco sanitation worker Peter Ferraro, not pictured, saved the Bible from the landfill in the 1980s and later retired to El Dorado Hills. He recently asked El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society President Trevor Thomas, seated at right, to find the ornate old Bible’s rightful home. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

6 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano fitness center unveils makeover

Serrano Country Club Board President Rich Satterfield snips the ribbon to open the club's newly expanded fitness center on Saturday, April 27. He got help from 17-year club member Cindy Crawford, at left, and fellow board members, left to right, Wayne Anderson, Joe Someillan, Dick Callahan and Mike Ryan. Club General Manager Bob Strangroom backed up his board, as always. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The newly expanded Serrano Country Club fitness center opened Saturday with a party for the current members, who noshed healthy appetizers, mingled with friends on the patio and toured the facility. The center went under the knife of RCP Construction in November, emerging with bright new cardio, group exercise and kids rooms, two new tennis […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Visioning exercise attracts 150

The inaugural public CEDAC-EDH meeting was held on April 18 in the Community Services District Pavilion. Attendance fluctuated through a lively two-hour discussion. Organizers concluded that 150 people participated. Moderator T Abraham represents El Dorado Hills on the county Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is also on the CEDAC-EDH steering committee. The stated […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation spawns EDH cabinet

The largest philanthropic organization in El Dorado County arrived in El Dorado Hills this month with high hopes. The newly formed El Dorado Hills Cabinet of the El Dorado Community Foundation is gearing up to serve El Dorado Hills and bring the community together. At the cabinet’s April 11 coming out event, a small lunch […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »