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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 »

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 »

People Talk: Who’s the boss in your family?

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills
“I am. It’s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.”

Ron Mikulaco, El Dorado Hills “€œI am. It’€™s just me and my daughter. She makes requests and I’€™m pretty easy, but I definitely run the show.” Michele Martin, Placerville “Me. I manage the finances, but it goes beyond that. My husband is the kind of guy that says ‘€˜yes dear’€™ a lot. He goes with […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire board grapples with more budget issues

After years of laboring in virtual anonymity while quietly growing into one of the most respected and affluent fire agencies in the state, often without a single resident in attendance at meetings, the El Dorado Hills Fire Board has finally attracted an audience. The new-found attention comes at a time when board members have their hands […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gardeners dream big, start small

GARDEN GIRLS —€” Susan Johnson, Lourdes Lewis and Rachel Michelin, left to right, pose above the site of the El Dorado Hills Community Garden, behind Fire Station 86 on Bass Lake Road. The garden isn’t planned to open until 2012. In the interim, they’re planning a crop in a former strawberry patch on Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Volunteers, support sought for EDH community garden A community garden … A place where friends gather to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and perhaps, more importantly, the community itself. There’s no substitute for working side by side with your neighbors, sharing the feeling of the loam between your fingers, delicately placing tender shoots into moist soil, […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »