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People Talk: Should the U.S send military assistance to pro-democracy dissidents in the current Middle East turmoil?

Greg Martin, Rescue "We have enough problems. Let'€™s focus on us rather than them."

Greg Martin, Rescue “We have enough problems. Let’€™s focus on us rather than them.” Matthew Henderson, Pollock Pines “Yes, to an extent. Mostly just to give them the opportunity to set things up right, and prevent another tyrant from taking over. We need to give them a chance.”€ Teri Richards, El Dorado Hills “We’™re already […]

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

People Talk: What was your most unusual job?

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills
“I worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’d be retired now.”

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills “€œI worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’€™d be retired now.”€ Kris Persijn, El Dorado Hills “€œI was the gift wrapper at an Orchard […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pyrotechnic attic fire quickly extinguished

FLAMES BURST from the roof of a Powers Drive home that caught fire March 1. The cause of the fire is still under investigations. Photo courtesy of the EDH Fire Department

Quick response and careful timing by El Dorado Hills firefighters prevented an attic fire at 630 Powers Drive from spreading into the house early Tuesday morning. Firefighters vented the oxygen-starved fire from three places simultaneously, directing a 30-foot fire ball into the night sky. “They timed it just right,” said interim Fire Chief Jim O’Camb […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Moms want to put teen driver statistics in reverse

TEEN DRIVER GUIDE —€” Debbie Kenny, left, and Kari Eide of El Dorado Hills developed an iPhone app and a website for new teen drivers. Madi Kenny, seated left, and Parker Eide check out the safe driving tools. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills moms Debbie Kenny and Kari Eide are doing everything possible to keep the new drivers in their families from becoming statistics. Kenny, 44, has 17-year-old Madi and another about to turn 15. Eide, 44, just saw her her son Parker celebrate 17. Driving is a frequent dinner table topic in both households. But […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

RecycleBank whats and wherefores

You’ve heard it was coming. Now it’s here. State and local officials were out in force Saturday at Nugget Market to kick off RecycleBank, the innovative program that lets El Dorado Hills families turn their recycling into points redeemable at local stores and restaurants. RecycleBank is a joint effort between the El Dorado Hills Community […]

2 Comments / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock in EDH: ‘We’re doing what doesn’t work’

CONGRESSMAN Tom McClintock speaks to a packed house last Wednesday evening in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Jay Lensch

Congressman Tom McClintock sang along with a tea-fueled choir last Wednesday night at a packed town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, riffing off audience comments and working free market, anti-regulation and pro-competition themes into every verse. Those who’ve followed McClintock’s career know that his themes haven’t changed much. They predate the current Tea Party […]

No Comment / February 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »