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EDH Fire Board faces grim budget realities

El Dorado Hills resident and former Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty, functioning as a budget consultant to the El Dorado Hills Fire Board, has recommended an aggressive attrition plan and suggested the board tap reserves to make ends meet in the short term, then lay out plans for reducing hours or even shuttering one station […]

2 Comments / March 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Has the partial reactor meltdown in Japan changed your opinion on nuclear power?

Linda Weathers, El Dorado Hills “Yes. It's pretty scary. I’ve become very concerned. I guess I didn’t think much about it before. This generation has gotten pretty comfortable with nuclear power. But right after the quake I worried that radiation might get in the atmosphere and spread all over the world. You definitely don’t want it anywhere near an active fault line

Kathleen Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “I guess so. I still think it’€™s viable, but I see a need for honest, accurate information about nuclear power and its relative safety. I’€™m looking forward to a full, objective examination of what happened in Japan.” Dan Dunne, Birmingham, Ala. “€œNo. I believe we have the ability to keep nuclear […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

Photo by Mike Roberts

Fresh off her final interview for the top job at the El Dorado Hills Library, Youth Librarian Carolyn Brooks helps young readers Quentin Hardy, 5, and twins MacKenzie and Gavin Hardy, 6 expand their “read at night” material with some “James and the Giant Peach.”El Dorado Hills mom Trish Hardy, not pictured, said she appreciated Brooks’ hands-on philosophy. Outgoing branch Library […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy hands out scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS to all Mercy scholarship winners. VIllage Life photo by Mike Roberts

Mercy Hospital’s Auxiliary gathered at Serrano Country club on Friday, March 18, to award $1,200 scholarships to 11 applicants planning careers in health care. The gala awards luncheon included overviews of the recipients’ accomplishments, flowers for each and brief acceptance speeches. Most of the winners of this year’s scholarships hailed from local high schools: Oak […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Brother for life

BROTHERLY BANTER — Big Brother Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller joke around at Yogaberry in Town Center. Distance can't keep these two apart; they've been a partof ech other's life for 26 years. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller keep tabs on each other El Dorado Hills family man Steve Rotz hails from Michigan, but found himself in Baltimore right out of college in the mid 1980s, working hard all week, far from family and friends. “I was there alone and looking for more out of life,” he recalled. […]

No Comment / March 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

BLM plans rile Kanaka Valley residents

HEATED DEBATE — Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer discusses the cons of allowing hunting in Kanaka Valley with BLM biologist Lauren Fety. Some residents say it's too dangerous to allow hunting on the property. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

“You’re ramming hunting down our throats,” said Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer to Lauren Fety, an indefatigable 26-year-old biologist who’s heading up the Kanaka Valley project for the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode field office. Fety said she’s gotten used to comments like that. She finds herself refereeing a bitter dispute between residents of a […]

1 Comment / March 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pit bull euthanized

The pit bull that attacked Audrey Johnson, 16, and her miniature schnauzer, Bella, has been euthanized by El Dorado County Animal Services officials. Audrey and Bella encountered their Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso and the family dog “Spider” on Saturday, Feb. 12, while walking to nearby Stephen Harris Park. Raquipiso lives with her family and […]

No Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »