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Dave Roberts named fire chief

THE BOSS CONGRATULATES THE CHIEF - Union Boss” Tom Anselmo, left, president of the El Dorado Hills Professional Firefighters Local 3604, was one of the first to congratulate Dave Roberts, the newly named El Dorado Hills Fire Chief. Anselmo and union Vice President Dave Brady were both involved in the chief candidate assessments. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board named Battalion Chief Dave Roberts, to the top job last week. Roberts was one of two internal candidates for the position. The other, Division Chief Jim O’Camb, has been filling in as interim chief since Jan. 19, 2011, when former Chief Brian Veerkamp formally stepped down. The promotion frees up budgetary […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about Clarksville Day?

Francis Carpenter, Rescue
“This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up to Rescue. I remember the store had no ice, so the drinks were warm and there was no ice cream.”

Francis Carpenter, Rescue “This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »