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Vision Coalition makes a big difference with mini grants

Sophie Geyer with the Hopeful Arts program, left, thanks Vision Coalition members for the grant given to her group while Dr. Vicki Barber, District 1 Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco and DJ Peterson, left to right, listen. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Local organizations dedicated to youth received a financial boost last week when the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition handed out mini grants. This is the seventh year the Vision Coalition has giving grants up to $1,500, according to Executive Director DJ Peterson. He commended the group receiving grants, calling them “a coalition of partners […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Guy Gertsch stands tall, ready to keep working

Guy Gertsch

Guy Gertsch seeks a second term on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors to retain the fiscal sanity his board brought to a district that lacked financial leadership and was “spending frivolously on processes and procedures,” he said. There were “too many consultants, too much travel, too many colors,” he said, […]

27 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huber reflects on time in Assembly

Alyson Huber and Tony Mansour

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber recently reflected on the highs and lows of four whirlwind years in state politics that ends on Dec. 6. A mix of liberal and conservative supporters turned out on Oct. 1 for a farewell reception hosted by Tony Mansour, Kevin Nagle, The Parker Development Company and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

1 Comment / October 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom adding Johnny Cash Trail to system

Courtesy rendering of Johnny Cash Trail Overcrossing

Johnny Cash didn’t ride a bicycle, so far as we know. And he never served time in Folsom Prison. What he did was make the city of Folsom famous worldwide with the recording of an album from two live concerts he performed at the state’s second maximum-security prison with his wife, June Carter, and his band, […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Noelle Mattock ready to roll in second term

Noelle Mattock

A self-described “policy geek,” El Dorado Hills Community Services District board member Noelle Mattock asserts that her job as a legislative analyst provides a valuable window into what’s going on in Sacramento. The 43-year-old running for second term said she brings a wonky ability to grasp and explain a wide range of complex legislation, be it […]

5 Comments / October 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mossy’ author comes to El Dorado Hills

Author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills Thursday to promote "Mossy," her newest book.

Successful children’s book author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills this Thursday to promote her newest book, “Mossy.” Brett has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote “Mossy” and will stop at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmoore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 5 […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Women’s Fund celebrates five years of collective giving

Maureen Carter, Judy Morris and Dr. Vicki Barber, left to wirght, celebrate the Womens Fund El Dorado's success over the last five years. Courtesy photo

The Women’s Fund El Dorado has awarded more than $200,000 and touched the lives of more than 13,000 members of our community during its first five years, according to Bill Roby, El Dorado Community Foundation director. Roby spoke at the fund’s annual Membership Celebration Dinner held at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville on Oct. 4. […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »