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Mike Roberts

Irish pub brings pints of fun to EDH

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 […]

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Promontory fire burns an acre

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 […]

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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 […]

CSD approves park environmental update

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 […]

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Arena plaza design finalist thinks big

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 […]

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