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Last Login: Sun Aug 11 10:34:39 2013

Possible fire fee reprieve for some EDH residents

More than 1,300 El Dorado Hills parcels currently subject to the state Fire Prevention Fee would be exempt in the 2014 billing according to Cal Fire maps recently posted on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s website. The maps propose transitioning several neighborhoods from state to local responsibility areas effective July 1, 2013. The proposed map […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New ladder truck is a utility player

Firefighters stand in the new Truck 85 bucket, which can go 100 feet in the air. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire District took delivery of a replacement ladder truck last week. Following a year of evaluation, the district spent $1.085 million on a near-new Sutphen “quint” ladder truck, purchased with reserve funds, according to District CFO Connie Bair. Chief Dave Roberts said he hopes to get 20 years of service out […]

2 Comments / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gaines’ watch taxpayer backs

Ted and Beth Gaines were in El Dorado Hills last week to update the Tea Party Patriots on what they’re doing in Sacramento to protect taxpayers. Both were elected in 2011, Beth to the reconfigured Assembly District 6, which now contains El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park, plus portions of Placer and Sacramento counties, Ted […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Groups invited to planning table

Local attorney Jim Brunello looked like a rumpled Uncle Sam last week as he pointed a figurative index finger at a room full of community leaders and delivered the message: “El Dorado Hills needs you.” A student of county land use dating back to the 1960s, Brunello has led the Economic Development Advisory Committee for […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New interchange safety questioned

After 25 years of planning the Silva Valley interchange is scheduled to break ground this summer. The Final Environmental Impact Report was published in 1990, followed by supplements, updates, special studies, assessments and phasing options. El Dorado Hills transportation watchdog John Raslear contends all the studies fail to recognize the danger to bicycle riders and […]

1 Comment / February 12, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marina fire station coming down

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 84’s days are numbered. The familiar Marina station will be knocked down this summer and rebuilt to modern standards on the same Francisco Boulevard parcel, a quarter mile north of Green Valley Road. Operations will move around the corner into the Lake Forest Plaza, adjacent to the former Round Table […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bike ped coalition asks tough questions

The growing popularity of cycling in El Dorado Hills has spawned several clubs and a bustling bike shop in Town Center: El Dorado Hills Bike and Tri. Owner Erin Gorrell hosts multiple teams. She estimates that El Dorado Hills is home to 2,500 to 3,000 competitive riders and untold numbers of less serious pedal pushers. […]

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