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Real life “Caddyshack?”

EDITOR: I was walking our dog in Stephen Harris Park this morning and heard explosions. It turned out CSD staff were blowing up gophers and moles,just like Bill Murray did in the movie “Caddyshack.” This park was a beautiful park until they removed two old oak trees not long ago, and now they’re blowing up […]

No Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Crib notes: How 9/11 changed my view of starting a family

Julie Samrick

I was a high school teacher on Sept. 11, 2001, not yet a mother. My husband and I had been married just over a year and we’d recently decided it was time to start a family. Like many hopeful couples we had it planned down to exactly what season I should conceive (OK maybe it […]

No Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Research before you donate

EDITOR: Are members of the community frustrated by the fundraising that is taking place at Safeway stores? For over two years now, shoppers have had to endure a request for donations that is posted on the computer screen by which the grocery bill is transacted.  In addition, the clerk also asks the customer: “Would you […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Knightly news: Constituents have high interest in redistricting 2011

Supervisor John Knight

By John Knight District 1 supervisor I have received a number of calls and questions in the past few months about redistricting in El Dorado County and especially around District 1, which currently covers major sections of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park. I was surprised that the redistricting of supervisorial districts, which is required […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

CSD board vs. John Skeel … a public relations disaster illustrated

It doesn’t matter who is right and who is wrong. The damage is done. By anyone’s estimate, the recent standing-room only El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting/showdown with John Skeel was teetering on an angry mob scene. And it wasn’t in favor of the board. The fact remains the board under […]

2 Comments / August 29, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Senior news

Millie Smith

Oktoberfest is coming soon Our next big party is the Oktoberfest and will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, sponsored by the El Dorado Senior Support Council and the Placerville Nutrition Lunch Program. It will be held in the CSD gym on Harvard Way, doors open at 10:30 a.m., entertainment is at 11 and lunch is […]

No Comment / August 28, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

No one does it like Lucy

THE OFFICIAL "LUCY" waves to her fans during the Lucy Fest parade. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

JAMESTOWN, NY — Not much happens in Jamestown anymore. Empty storefronts and a boarded-up train station tell the story of a city long-passed its prime. But in early August the community came to life with red-headed fury as thousands gathered to celebrate Lucille Ball’s 100th Birthday. “I Love Lucy” still reaches millions of television viewers […]

2 Comments / August 10, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »