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CSD to decide on new gym in Blackstone

Psst … hey buddy, can I interest you in a $3 million gymnasium for just $456,000? The only catch is you need to decide right now. That’s where the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors finds itself on a joint use gymnasium at the new Valley View Elementary School, which breaks ground […]

No Comment / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Redistricting road show plays in EDH

Roughly 20 El Dorado Hills residents and a handful of redistricting wonks from neighboring communities, along with several El Dorado County officials turned out at the second of six redistricting meetings scheduled over the next few weeks in locations around the county. The meeting contained more brass than a marching band, led by county Chief […]

No Comment / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Memorial explores 100 years of war

THE EL DORADO HILLS VETERANS MEMORIAL was designed by Anova Nexus Architects and Mark Foltz with Otto Construction will serve as the project manager. The memorial includes a WW I trench and Cold War exhibit.

John Cordova’s dream of an El Dorado Hills Veterans’ Memorial came one large step closer to reality last week when the Fallen Warriors Memorial organization unveiled the design for the memorial,  a 1.2 acre park where visitors will take a “100 year journey” through the conflicts that have shaped the nation. The park and memorial are […]

No Comment / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden?

Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.”

  Bill Vandegrift, El Dorado Hills “I’m thrilled. What a great day for this country. I’€™m especially thankful for the 9/11 victims and their families.” Charles Puckett, Orange County “€œIt’€™s great for the country. The prior generation had Pearl Harbor and VJ Day. We had 9/11 and today. It’€™s amazing to me that he avoided […]

No Comment / May 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: How do you feel about the possible departure of the Sacramento Kings?

Samantha Sweeden, Pollock Pines
“I don’t see the team wanting to stay here. They should be fighting to stay in the city that supported them, even when they played poorly. Where’s the passion? These guys are just in it for the money, and they don’t seem like good people. The coaches can’t coach and the players don’t act ethically and morally sound. Give me the River Cats any day. At least those guys act like they want to be here.

Asked at Cameron Park Fire Station 89 Al Ramirez, Chico “€œI think it would be good to have a pro team in Northern California outside the Bay Area. I personally had a great time at Arco the handful of times I went, and I’€™ll miss it, but what are you going to do?” George Cazares, […]

No Comment / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Community gardeners get down and dirty

GARDEN GIRL Ashley Michelin preps the soil at the temporary Community Garden. She and other community gardeners planted tomatoes, garlic, onions, squash and zucchini this past Saturday.

El Dorado Hills Community Gardeners planted their inaugural crop Saturday at the temporary site located in a former strawberry field. Local plumber and farmer Ron Mikulaco volunteered a close-to-ready garden plot near his home on Green Valley Road, adjacent to the strawberry stand 1.7 miles east of Silva Valley Parkway. Longer term, the recently created […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Giddy-up: Clarksville Day brings the Old West back to life

GOLD MINER Russ Kurz will teach prospectors how to find the glittery gold in the muck during Clarksville Day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills history comes to life on Saturday, May 7, at the fifth annual Clarksville Day celebration, brought to you by the hard-working volunteers of The Clarksville Region Historical Society and their generous sponsors. They’ve make the old ghost town safe for the hundreds participants and thousands of anticipated attendees. The lineup of local […]

1 Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »