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Last Login: Sun Aug 11 17:34:39 2013

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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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. […]

No Comment / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDAC pitches TOT tax shift

A tireless collection of land-use and economic development activists attended the Jan. 28 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to show support for the Economic Development Advisory Committee’s three-plus year quest to untangle inefficient, contradictory or outdated county regulations that they say stifle the local economy and inhibit job creation. The resulting collection of […]

No Comment / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Beekeeper battles mites and insecticide

New Clarksville residents —€” Bryan Williams, right, of High Sierra Bee Ranch and his father Dave show off their bees. They'€™ve got a couple hundred hives spending the winter in the old ghost town of Clarksville. The hives are all headed to almond orchards later this spring.

Maybe you’ve seen them off to the right while driving up Bass Lake Grade, hundreds of green and white crates scattered around the old Clarksville town site. They’re bee hives, and they belong to Bryan Williams of High Sierra Bee Ranch in Rescue. In some ways they represent a desperate last stand against parasitic mites […]

No Comment / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »