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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 »

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 »