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Hiker Shawn Burton sits by his campsite at Star Lake along the Tahoe Rim Trail. The El Dorado Hills man traversed the entire 167-mile trail last month. Courtesy photo

Editor’s note: Here’s part one of the promised journal of El Dorado Hills resident Shawn Burton, who embarked on a 167-mile journey around the Tahoe Basin last month. Oct. 4 Hello everyone, beginning today I am going to be attempting to hike the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. For those of you who don’t know, the […]

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Coco, Prada win EID seats

In a campaign during which the candidates often seemed to run more against the district than each other, two new members have been elected to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors. In Division 2, retired CEO Greg Prada won out over retired analyst Richard Englefield, 59 percent to 39 percent. In Division 4, Dr. […]

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OR grad earns his wings

2nd Lt. Drew Dela Cruz

By Rick Dela Cruz 2nd Lt.  Drew Dela Cruz will earn his Silver Wings at graduation on Dec. 13 from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13 At Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The 52-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physiological training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, […]

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Dr. Bertsch is back to ‘Giving Smiles’

Dr. Bertsch helps a young patient. Courtesy photo

In 1990 Dr. John Bertsch was a young dentist looking for a place to settle and open his new practice. The Lodi-born, Roseville-raised Bertsch was struck by El Dorado Hills’ combination of small town atmosphere with a growing population and he settled when there were only two dentists in town at the time. He married […]

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Tennis pals hit the court for a cause

Larry Norris, Gary Guthmiller, Tom Lee and Andrew Fearnside, left to right, rev up for the final championship match and a fundraiser to help earthquake victims. Lee and Fearnside took home the win and bragging rights. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a place in El Dorado Hills where everybody knows your name. For 20 years a large group of novice and professional tennis players have gathered for friendly competition and camaraderie on the court. On Nov. 1 they held their first formal tournament for one of their own. Sim Antopina has been a member of […]

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Student of the Month: Baileigh Price

BUSD Superintendent David Roth, Student of the Month Baileigh Price, proud mom Christine Price, Rolling Hills counselor Dee Cutter and Rolling Hills Principal Debbie Bowers pose for a photo after Baileigh received her award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Eighth-grader Baileigh Price can overcome anything, the staff at Rolling Hills Middle School concluded. For her perseverance and dedication Baileigh was recently named the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month. Despite tough circumstances, Baileigh has shown resilience, said counselor Dee Cutter at the Oct, 30 breakfast meeting in the El Dorado […]

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Supervisor Mikulaco opens office in Town Center

Supervisor Ron Mikulaco stands by the sign directing constituents to his new satellite office. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

District 1 Supervisor Ron “Mik” Mikulaco opened his satellite office in El Dorado Hills Town Center last week behind Mama Ann’s Deli facing Nugget Market. “We’ve been hearing from people it’s too hard to get up the hill to be heard,”said Mikulaco’s assistant Cindy Munt. “We listened and now we’re here.” The office will be open […]

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