McClintock handily retakes seat

Congressman Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, celebrated his big victory over opponent Jack Uppal, D-Lincoln, Tuesday night at the Serrano Country Club with the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills and guests. Early returns gave McClintock a big lead and the congressman said he wasn’t worried about his race, “I’m doing all right.” Though he […]

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Garage fire displaces family

A quick-thinking Serrano security guard saved a family and a home from burning to the ground Tuesday evening when he spotted smoke coming from an Aldea Drive home’s garage and alerted the four people inside. They tried to put out the fire using a garden hose, according to new EDH Fire Marshal Mike Lilientha, “but it […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Mattock and Crumpley win CSD board seats

Noelle Mattock and Terry Crumpley survived a polite but crowded contest for the two El Dorado Hills Community Services District board seats contested on Nov. 6. Crumpley held a narrow lead on the day after the election, but when the Nov. 11 results were posted Mattock was on top with 5,295 votes: 21.06 percent, followed […]

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Huge flag touched post-9/11 El Dorado Hills

Local icon inspired by Iwo Jima photo Heavy construction contractor Mike Murray wants no credit for the prominent American flag standing sentry at the westerly entrance to El Dorado Hills — a symbol of community patriotism that’s visible for miles in each direction. We can allow that modesty for the current, properly anchored and regulation-compliant […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Walter Larsen recalls life in the Navy

“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen, speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry — a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific. Larsen was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States […]

November 14, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

The abrupt closure of Kinnee O’Reilly Irish Pub in August left patrons longing for a proper pint of Guinness. Local restaurateur Richard Righton feels their pain. Last week he announced plans to reopen the El Dorado Hills pub on or about Dec. 1 with the same great Irish brews, a new menu and a new […]

October 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge celebrates Homecoming

Oak Ridge High School students take their school spirit to a higher level this week to celebrate Homecoming. The community is invited to celebrate with the Trojans at the Nov. 2 Homecoming Parade and the big game later the same day. “I’m looking forward to everything being put together,” said Nicole Sciutto,  activity coordinator of […]

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