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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 […]

Comments Off / 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?

Comments Off / 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 »

People Talk: What are you reading this summer?

Jill Lohnes, Shingle Springs “‘Shutter Island.’ They just made a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio out of it. It’s a great story with loads of twists and turns. I can’t give anything away.” Sedef Senman, Sacramento “€œ’The Subtle Body. It’€™s about auras, chakras and meditation. It links biological information, like how the organs work together, with energy […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Drawing the lines: Activists lobby for two ‘more urban’ supervisorial districts

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El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park activists turned out in force at the July 19 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask the supervisors to hold off accepting a tentative redistricting map, and to argue for the creation of a pair of western, “more urban” supervisorial districts. Many left feeling that they’d won […]

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

Thumbs down on Francisco commercial project

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Council voted not to support a proposed rezone from residential to commercial on the corner of Francisco Drive and Green Valley Road. The applicant, Winn Communities of Folsom, proposes a 16,000-square-foot drug store, 5,115 square feet of fast food and 7,000 square feet of office space on the […]

Comments Off / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »