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My Turn: EID analysis update

The El Dorado Irrigation District faces many challenges. CIP backlog — $200 million. Unfunded pensions/PERS obligations — $50 million in pension and $20 million in health coverage. FERC obligation related to Project 184 — about $15 million (current balance of $24 million total with about $8 million included in the current CIP budget). FCC reserve — about $180 million […]

No Comment / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Experience the California Motorcycle Culture

Mustang motorcycle

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life A brand-new exhibit at the California Automobile Museum called “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” is now open. It tells the story and impact of motorcycles since their beginning, which started in earnest in about 1903 with the founding of Harley-Davidson. Consisting of about 60 significant motorcycles and memorabilia, it […]

No Comment / October 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

No Comment / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Guru migrates south

The employees of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District attended a farewell luncheon in early September for departing general manager Brent Dennis, who pulled up roots and heading to the city of Anaheim to take on his new role as its  director of Community Services. While chatting with Brent about our shared passion for trees it […]

No Comment / October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rain can’t dampen great Concours

Jim and Wanda Matus of Rescue stand next to their all-original 1956 Buick Special convertible that was one of many pristine vehicles exhibited for the Niello Concours at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills Oct. 2. Photo by Larry Wietzman

With the threat of rain, which did eventually fall, the Niello Concours was bigger and better than ever with fabulous cars and some great motorcycles and scooters, including a rare 1960s Lambretta. Well over 175 classic, sports, muscle cars and motorcycles graced the green at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills on Oct. 9. […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troy x-country at Clovis Invite

FRESNO — The Oak Ridge High School varsity girls team and the varsity boys team competed well at 38th Annual Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno last weekend. Teams throughout the state competed in this invitational which is held on the 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) state meet course. The girls had 31 full (5-7 […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Finding music in silence

Eric Presnall, who grew up in El Dorado Hills, is premiering his short film, "Amusia" Oct. 13 at Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Sherri Bergman Village Life correspondent “Music is the language of mankind,”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Eric Presnall, an actor, producer, writer and director who grew up in El Dorado Hills, has been working to make this statement a vision with his new short film “Amusia.” Since he was ten years old, Presnall has been busy making […]

No Comment / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »