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New Oak Ridge principal sparked South Sac school’s turnaround

Oak Ridge High School’s next principal Paul Burke was on campus briefly last Thursday, and provided a taste of the enthusiasm and intensity that sparked an amazing turnaround at underperforming Samuel Jackman Middle School in South Sacramento and landed him the top job at the El Dorado Hills high school. Two hours after the last bell, […]

2 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

127-year-old family Bible comes home

Lost books are commonplace at the El Dorado Hills Library, but the one Peter Ferraro brought in recently was something altogether new, if a huge 127-year old Bible can be called new. The former San Francisco sanitation worker pulled the old Bible from the trash back in the 1980s and thought it was time to […]

6 Comments / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano fitness center unveils makeover

The newly expanded Serrano Country Club fitness center opened Saturday with a party for the current members, who noshed healthy appetizers, mingled with friends on the patio and toured the facility. The center went under the knife of RCP Construction in November, emerging with bright new cardio, group exercise and kids rooms, two new tennis […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Visioning exercise attracts 150

The inaugural public CEDAC-EDH meeting was held on April 18 in the Community Services District Pavilion. Attendance fluctuated through a lively two-hour discussion. Organizers concluded that 150 people participated. Moderator T Abraham represents El Dorado Hills on the county Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee, and is also on the CEDAC-EDH steering committee. The stated […]

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El Dorado Community Foundation spawns EDH cabinet

The largest philanthropic organization in El Dorado County arrived in El Dorado Hills this month with high hopes. The newly formed El Dorado Hills Cabinet of the El Dorado Community Foundation is gearing up to serve El Dorado Hills and bring the community together. At the cabinet’s April 11 coming out event, a small lunch […]

Comments Off on El Dorado Community Foundation spawns EDH cabinet / April 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Best Service Station, Auto Repair: Union 76

Sam Bhullar owns an El Dorado Hills landmark. It’s not sexy, but the iconic and increasingly faded orange ball with the big 76 dates back to 1964, when there was nothing else here and a buck got you four gallons of gas and change. Diane Baczewski bought gas from Bhullar’s predecessors Del Haven and Harry […]

Comments Off on Best Service Station, Auto Repair: Union 76 / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Shopping: Town Center

Kevin Nagel invested in Town Center back in 2011. Village Life asked him to reflect on its present and future. “The sky’s the limit for Town Center.” said Nagel. Shoppers feel the same way. Town Center has great boutiques featuring everything from designer clothes to olive oil to dog sweaters. “Town Center is special,” Nagel […]

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