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New redistricting maps go to supes Monday

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will review three new redistricting maps in a public hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the board chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. The maps address the concerns of specific supervisors, and bear their names. The Briggs Rubicon Alternative, Knight/Cameron Park Alternative and Knight/Nutting Alternative can be […]

No Comment / August 07, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Hotspurs dominated in Roseville

2011 Junction City Silver Cup Champs EDHSC Hotspur

COACH CHRIS HUNT and his EDHSC U12 boys Hotspur team took first place at the Junction City Silver Cup on July 31 in Roseville. Team members left to right: (back Row) Tyler Salcido, MIchael Kujawa, Zach Ayre, Nick Grebe, Jacob O’Donnell, Caden Almer, along with (front row) Jacob Walter, Austin James, Jameson Spitz, Dylan Whisenhunt, Ronny Henares, […]

1 Comment / August 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Serrano wins $1.7 million of bond overage

A long running dispute between Serrano Associates and the El Dorado County over Mello-Roos surpluses ended last week with the board crediting Serrano roughly $1.85 million, but avoiding a large cash payout. The parties agreed to an amendment to the governing indenture and a settlement of past claims that pays Serrano $233,546 in cash, $1,207,228 […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grass fire scorches 2 acres in Serrano

A SUNDAY FIRE came close to homes in Serrano but thanks to firefighters' quick work and the community's defensible space no structures were really threatened. Photo by Chuck Seaborg

El Dorado Hills firefighters made quick work of a 2-plus acre wildland fire Sunday afternoon. The fire worried residents who saw the field directly behind their home consumed by flames, but never directly threatened any homes. Fire Marshal Jim O’Camb said that the fire appeared to start near a trail in the green belt southeast of Borders […]

2 Comments / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel, EDHCSD board break media silence

JOHN SKEEL speaks about the problems he said he encountered while working as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“As naïve as it may sound, I’m still hopeful that I can get my job back,” said John Skeel. “I’ve done nothing wrong.” The gloves came off last week in what’s shaping up as a battle royale between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and their soon-to-be-former General Manager John Skeel, who was […]

No Comment / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you concerned that the federal budget will get balanced on the backs of older Americans?

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Neighbors resist plans for big box retail in Town Center West

BED BATH AND BEYOND? — Springfield Meadows resident Terry Thomas stands in his driveway and ponders the future of the neighboring, mostly vacant Town Center West site which could become home to large retail stores under a pre-application recently filed by the Mansour Company. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Tony Mansour would like to add large retail to his Town Center West project, the 130 acres west of Latrobe Road and north of White Rock Road. At a meeting last Wednesday residents of the neighboring Stonebriar and Springfield Meadows communities voiced their concerns about “big box blight” — noise, pollution, crime, etc. — near their homes […]

10 Comments / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »