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Family remembers Hal Nelson

Hal Nelson

Former El Dorado Hills Vision Coalition President Hal Nelson died peacefully on Dec. 15, 2012, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville with his family at his side. He’d suffered a debilitating stroke 15 months earlier. The family held a life celebration and remembrance at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in El Dorado Hills on Feb. 1, attended […]

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

High school district allows transfers

Incoming high school freshmen face a lot of important decisions. Those slated to attend Oak Ridge or Ponderosa now have one new decision to make right up front — which school to attend. The most recent action by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees specifically allows incoming freshmen slated to attend […]

No Comment / January 29, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Union Mine rolls out red carpet

Union Mine senior Sean Tow talks about life at the rural school with Lucy Carluccio and her mom Elizabeth at a recent presentation for prospective transfers from Oak Ridge or Ponderosa. The Carluccios live in the Oak ridge boundaries but Lucy has decided to attend Union Mine. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Union Mine High School Principal Tony Deville invited west El Dorado County families to the annual back-to-school night on Jan. 24, playing master of ceremonies for a special presentation beforehand that extolled the virtues of the district’s newest and smallest school to incoming freshmen and their parents and hoping to convince them to take advantage […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Standoff at Grace saves horses from snowy fate

The 43 horses taken from the Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville will stay at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills. Legal wrangling over the months has left the ultimate fate of the horses up in the air. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“This thing would make a great movie,” said Grace Foundation Executive Director Beth DeCaprio. She’s played a leading role in the drama currently unfolding at the El Dorado Hills nonprofit which garnered national attention by rescuing 56 horses from a squalid Susanville ranch in 2011. Grace Foundation has since spent $1.13 million rehabilitating 43 of the […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Green Valley Center project denied

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Planning Commissioner Lou Rain voiced the loudest criticism of developer Tom Winn’s proposed Green Valley Commercial Center, located west of Francisco Drive at Green Valley Road. Proposed tenants include a big-box drug store and fast food restaurant with a drive-thru. The project took heavy flak from neighbors, who wrote letters, signed […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planning Commission give Wilson Estates thumbs up

The Planning Commission heartily recommended approval of the 28-acre, 49-home Wilson Estates project, located between Green Valley and Malcolm Dixon Roads in El Dorado Hills, citing it as a model for how developers can work cooperatively with residents. The couple dozen residents in attendance at the Dec. 13 meeting voiced oft-repeated concerns about traffic volumes […]

3 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior daycare advocate pursuing mission

Moni Gilmore, seen here with former EDH Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, was a tireless senior advocate. Resident Hal Erpenbeck has carried on her mission to get a senior daycare in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life file photo by Mike Roberts

Senior advocate Hal Erpenbeck wants El Dorado Hills to have a safe place for working adults caring for elderly parents to drop off their charge for the day, similar to the way childcare works. It’s called senior daycare, and Erpenbeck said he sees it as an important public service and valuable amenity in a community […]

No Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »