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Thumbs down on Francisco commercial project

The El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Council voted not to support a proposed rezone from residential to commercial on the corner of Francisco Drive and Green Valley Road. The applicant, Winn Communities of Folsom, proposes a 16,000-square-foot drug store, 5,115 square feet of fast food and 7,000 square feet of office space on the […]

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What was your impression of the final Harry Potter movie?

Sarah Garcia, Rancho Cordova "I was a bit speechless the first time I saw it. I think it wrapped up the series really well."

Mackenzie Harrison, El Dorado Hills “I liked how Harry finally figured out that he had a part of Voldemort in him. He took the honor of letting himself die for his friends.” Stephanie Shaltes, Folsom “I found it to be the most entertaining of all the movies … the best.” Ann-Marie Shaltes, Folsom “I was […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teacher walks in the footsteps of history

Tom Douglas, right, with the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution presents teacher Kevin Tierney with a certificate of achievement. Courtesy photo

Kevin A. Tierney, a 52 year-old teacher at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills, was selected by the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution  to receive a scholarship to attend a course on the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Penn., earlier this summer. The scholarship […]

No Comment / July 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arena committee pitches regional benefits

THINKING BIG - Chamber Board President Linda Ellen Anderson talked up the Kings, the El Dorado Hills Chamber and the California Welcome Center during the El Dorado Hills stop on the July 14 Think BIG bus tour in support of a new entertainment and sports complex in Sacramento. Arena supporter Kevin Nagle, right, also addressed the media.

Members of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s “Think BIG Sacramento” arena committee canvassed the region by bus last Thursday, drumming up regional support for a new downtown sports and entertainment facility. The committee is about half way through Johnson’s self-appointed 100-day deadline to develop a funding strategy for the new arena. The combination of a stalled […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors to enjoy recreation safely

The national forests in California offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities and beauty.  With the wonders of adventure, however, come certain hazards. The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, plus a little common sense can help to […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Raley’s, state team up to help California State Parks

NickelAid will generate seed money to raise funds for State Parks SACRAMENTO — When shoppers now use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source they won’t just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Businessman rallies to keep the Kings

Kevin Nagle

El Dorado Hills business owner Kevin Nagle attended his first Sacramento Kings game in 1994. He remembers a team long on desire but short on victories. Despite the team’s losing record, he said, “The fans were passionate and Arco Arena was consistently sold out.” The former Lakers fan — he moved from Minnesota to L.A. […]

6 Comments / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »