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Mike Roberts

People Talk: What’s your guiding philosophy for a happy and fulfilling life?

Brenda Nelson, El Dorado Hills “Do unto others as they would do unto you. Live one day at a time, moment by moment.” Brittney Lomascold, Orangevale “€œDo what you love. Don’€™t lie to yourself. Don’€™t try to keep up with the Joneses.” Dave Pajouhesh, El Dorado Hills “Be happy with what you have. Family first. […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

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 […]

Mercy hands out scholarships

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 […]

Big Brother for life

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. […]

BLM plans rile Kanaka Valley residents

“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 […]

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