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A message from Sheriff D’Agostini

Sheriff John D'Agostini

A year of achievements The year 2011 is wrapped up, and so is my first year as your sheriff. This year end report is to provide you, the community we serve, with information outlining some of the achievements by the men and women that make up your Sheriff’s Office. I believe it is my obligation […]

2 Comments / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Is it unpopular in America today to be successful?

I was intrigued with media reports earlier this month on a Florida college professor’s American dream essay assignment and the results his students turned in. According to reports, Valencia College economics professor Jack Chambless asked about 180 sophomore students from three classes to write an essay on what the American dream meant to them. The […]

1 Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

High density for El Dorado Hills?

EDITOR: Open letter to Supervisor John Knight Re: Proposed amendment to county General Plan Dear Supervisor Knight, With the application to rezone Dixon Ranch from agriculture to residential on the county agenda (714 homes, near Highland View) and Wilson Estates (58 homes) at or near the entrance to Sterlingshire on Green Valley Road there is […]

1 Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Backroads: Local angels step up

In the third and final episode of Village Life reporter Mike Roberts’ reflection on gratitude, he recaps local friends and professionals who were instrumental in getting his 87-year-old mother Martha, who suffers advanced COPD, moved across country and settled in Placerville. Anyone within earshot of me from August through December of 2011 heard about my mother’s […]

No Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Millie Smith

Valentine’s luncheon coming soon Don’t wait too long as it’s time to make your reservations for the annual Valentine’s Day party sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Senior Support Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition Lunch Program.  The date is Friday, Feb. 10, and the event will be held in […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New York City attractions gun owners should avoid

Richard Esposito

For those considering spending some vacation time in New York City let me remind you to keep your handgun at home. Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Tennessee visited more than Manhattan’s 911 Memorial during her stay in the Big Apple. She saw the inside of New York’s 43rd police precinct while being booked for […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »