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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

People Talk: Have rising gas prices changed your driving habits?

Gene Pearson, El Dorado Hills
“Yes. I’m combining my trips whenever I can. I take less joy rides in the country.”

Gene Pearson, El Dorado Hills “Yes. I’€™m combining my trips whenever I can. I take less joy rides in the country.”   Jackie Kring, El Dorado Hills “€œI have a lot of friends and family in Roseville and I used to be over there all the time. Not so much any more.” Jim Barroso, Paradise […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Watchdogs howl for open meetings

El Dorado Irrigation District officials have agreed to let the public sit in on previously closed meetings of a Redistricting Advisory Committee tasked with recommending boundary alignments to the five El Dorado Irrigation District divisions. The shift toward greater transparency in the redistricting process came as a result of a contentious Community Council meeting in El […]

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

EDH Fire gets a little smaller

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board spent last Wednesday morning behind closed doors grilling the “final four” fire chief candidates; April 26 is the target to announce the new chief. In the afternoon they opened the doors to finalize the latest district downsizing plans. As a result of their actions, the new chief will have […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you think about the possible departure of the Kings?

Wally Jukes, Latrobe "I watched them play their hearts out for three quarters and then lose in the fourth for years. This really isn't much different."

Dan Russell, Folsom “Of course it’s sad to see Sacramento lose a pro team, but I think we went overboard to try to keep them. A pro team shouldn’t rely on city funding. The Maloofs can afford this.” Ed Spellacy, El Dorado Hills “The entire region needed to do more. The Kings weren’t a strictly […]

Comments Off / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosts homeless discusion

HOMELESS TALK — Donnie Maggard, Vivek Anand and Jessie Mills, standing left to right, discussed their experience with homelessness at a panel discussion at the CSD on Friday, moderated by Hands4Hope President Jennifer Bassett, far right. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hands4Hope continues to put local kids on the front lines of challenging social issues most would never face in El Dorado Hills. The nonprofit’s founder and president Jennifer Bassett hosted a panel discussion on homelessness Friday that attracted roughly 100 attendees. Half  were kids, many too young to comprehend the powerful message from three brave […]

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