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Mik has trouble with tenant, codes

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco won permission to evict tenant Casey McCoy in Unlawful Detainer court hearing on March 22. Judge Stephen B.R. Keller also ordered McCoy to pay the supervisor $1,563.33 for back rent and filing fees. The victory came with the revelation that Mikulaco was renting two unpermitted apartments attached to the home […]

Comments Off / March 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mercy Auxiliary jump-starts dreams

All-star cast — The 2013 Mercy Hospital Auxiliary scholarship recipients were awarded $1,100 each at the annual scholarship luncheon on March 15. Left to right: Kimberly Berg, Oak Ridge; Jesslyn Lane, Oak Ridge; Kirsti Buckendorf, Oak Ridge; Kevin Yang, Folsom; Vivian Lam, Folsom; Paige Laughon, Folsom; Michaela Hertoghe, Folsom; Christina DiGiorgio, Mercy employee; Alison Gil, Mercy Auxiliary; Taylor Ashby, Oak Ridge; Darcy Englehart, Vista del Lago; Korynne Huff, Folsom. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Mercy Hospital Auxiliary helped launch the dreams of another dozen medically minded local students at Serrano Country Club on March 15. The annual scholarship luncheon adding another chapter to the Auxiliary’s 37-year tradition of service to the hospital and the communities it serves. This year’s recipients included 10 local high school students, one employee […]

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Frightening Alzheimer’s projections

Alzheimer’s disease was identified in 1906. Medical science can’t identify the cause, has few treatments, no cure and struggles to diagnose it. “It’s the sixth leading cause of death and we can’t even diagnose it without an autopsy,” said Wanda Demarest, who runs the county Senior Day Care Center. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Senior Day Care provides hope and respite

The greatest generation suffers Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic maladies in unprecedented numbers. Caring for them places extraordinary demands on their families and the public health system. The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center provides treatment for chronically ill seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and allows them to live […]

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State Responsibility Areas in El Dorado Hills

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half the exuburban community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant nothing to residents. But that changed with the enactment of the state Fire Prevention Fee on parcels […]

1 Comment / March 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire fee could threaten mutual aid

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts worries that the state Fire Prevention Fee will threaten the effectiveness of California’s vaunted Mutual Aid System, which plays out locally as a cross-boundary chess game of move ups, coverage and “auto-aid” (closest resource) responses overseen by Cal Fire’s Camino Command Center. The fee effectively played the one […]

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Josh Anderson basketball court opens

John Anderson spun the basketball in his hands, bounced it once, looked up at the rim and drained a 15-foot jump shot, evoking a cheer from the friends and family who gathered last week for the opening of his brother Josh’s memorial. It was arguably the first official bucket at the Josh Anderson Memorial basketball […]

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