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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz Walk uncovers manufacturing boom

CHAMBER IN ACTION - Cathey Cort, left, gets the low down from Lorie Symon, the controller at Aerometals, an aircraft parts manufacturor located in the business park, with Clyde Green from Small Business Development Center taking notes during the fourth annual El Dorado Hills Business Walk. Chamber members visited more than 160 businesses.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

I have to admit, it’s getting better A little better all the time Falsetto: It can’t get any worse — The Beatles The fourth annual El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Walk put chamber members and elected officials on the streets once more — clipboards in hand, geeky convention badges around our necks flipped […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What should be done for the homeless?

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”

Asked at the Hands4Hope special meeting on homelessness Donnie Maggard, Placerville “This is a tough question, and I can’€™t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’€™s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »