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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 »

Arena committee pitches regional benefits

THINKING BIG - Chamber Board President Linda Ellen Anderson talked up the Kings, the El Dorado Hills Chamber and the California Welcome Center during the El Dorado Hills stop on the July 14 Think BIG bus tour in support of a new entertainment and sports complex in Sacramento. Arena supporter Kevin Nagle, right, also addressed the media.

Members of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Think BIG Sacramento” arena committee canvassed the region by bus last Thursday, drumming up regional support for a new downtown sports and entertainment facility. The committee is about half way through Johnson’s self-appointed 100-day deadline to develop a funding strategy for the new arena. The combination of a stalled […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »