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Irish pub brings pints of fun to EDH

Betsy and Dave Wohler opened Kinnee O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant in El Dorado Hills last week. The pub opened to rave reviews. Photo by Jeremy Sykes

Two hours after Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub opened to the public on Wednesday, Nathan Truka of Placerville emerged with a smile on his face and confessed, “I’m not sure what a real Irish pub is supposed to be like, but this feels like a good one.” Like Truka, most of us have never been to […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Promontory fire burns an acre

Dry grass is scorched on a Promontory hillside. The cause of last week's fire is under investigation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Sirens woke Promontory residents late Thursday night, Sept 22, as El Dorado Hills and Folsom fire engines responded to a grass fire that consumed an acre of dry grass at 4547 Carmen Drive. ]The fire worried neighbors but never threatened any structures, according to El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Brad Ballenger, who said the fire started […]

2 Comments / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What physical accomplishment are you most proud of?

1 Comment / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dog park funding

The El Dorado Dog Owners Guild is sponsoring the planned El Dorado Hills dog park and another in Cameron Park. EDDOG members are actively raising funds to pay for the parks. Thus far they’ve raised $53,000 of the estimated $200,000 cost of the El Dorado Hills dog park, according to their website: eddog.com. The El […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

CSD approves park environmental update

Community Park Master Plan

Dog park, basketball court, playgrounds and bathrooms in latest master plan update The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors adopted an update to the Community Park’s 2002 environmental report during a special board meeting and hearing last week, a prerequisite for future improvements to the park, most notably a dog park. The Community […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Arena plaza design finalist thinks big

Gary Bladen1

Gary Bladen is not afraid to think big. When Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson invited “citizen architects” to submit their designs for a public component of his proposed downtown sports and entertainment complex, the 23-year-old El Dorado Hills native responded. He got help from local landscape architect Leah Bray, who authored the artist rendering of Bladen’s […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board finalizes 2011-12 budget

Grand jury response, Folsom’s annexation plans also discussed The El Dorado Hills Fire Board adopted its nearly $15 million final budget for fiscal year 2011-12 at its Thursday meeting. The final budget includes several significant changes from the preliminary budget, including an additional $390,000 in property tax revenue — the result of actual tax revenues for 2010-11 […]

Comments Off / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »