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People Talk: What legislative change would you like to see to improve the local economy?

JOHN ZEZINI, El Dorado Hills — "The simple answer is that we overburden businesses with tax in this state. There's also problems with the way FICA is calculated."

ALYSON HUBER, El Dorado Hills — “We need incentives to attract business to California. In this economy, lifestyle’s not enough.” JAN WILCOX, El Dorado Hills — “How about some sort of penalties for outsourcing?” JOHN ZEZINI, El Dorado Hills — “The simple answer is that we overburden businesses with tax in this state. There’s also […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Get ready to crack some crab

Moutain Democrat and Life Newspapers Publisher Richard Esposito has a big smile on his face after he and his wife Janie chowed down on delicious crab at the 2010 Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Crab Feed. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Strap on your bib and get ready for some good eating at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Crab Feed on Feb. 19. The mouth-watering event at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gymnasium, 1021 Harvard Way, includes all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab, fresh garden salad, pasta and red plum tomato sauce topped with basil […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Savings boasts strong 2010

El Dorado Savings Bank based in Placerville reported $10.9 million in after-tax earnings for 2010, representing a 2 percent increase over 2009. In addition, El Dorado completed its 22nd consecutive year without any foreclosed property on the books. “We are very pleased with the strong performance of the bank, especially considering the challenging economic environment and […]

No Comment / February 01, 2011 | Posted in Business,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Jewish Center offers ‘soul searching’ session

The Chabad Jewish Community Center will present Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew, a fascinating and empowering six-session course that begins Thursday, Feb 10. Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum will conduct the six course sessions at 7:30 p.m. on six consecutive Thursdays at the Chabad Jewish Community Center, 302 South Lexington Drive in […]

No Comment / January 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire districts reorganization plan continues to brew

Underfunded rural districts would annex into El Dorado Hills Fire, but retain identities The last remnants of El Dorado County’s rural fire districts aid-to-fire subsidies will expire by the end of the year, leaving Western Slope fire chiefs desperately seeking a fiscal life raft for the six rural districts whose revenues don’t meet the costs […]

No Comment / January 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Eight vie for Assembly seat

The deadline to file to run for Sen. Ted Gaines’ vacant 4th Assembly District seat passed Monday with eight candidates submitting the necessary paperwork to vie for the open spot. In the typically conservative district, which covers El Dorado, Sacramento, Alpine and Placer counties, the field looks to be Republican-heavy. GOP candidates in the running […]

No Comment / January 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rescue Union opens student enrollment Feb. 14

Rescue Union School District welcomes regular Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, new student registration and transfer requests for the 2011-12 school year. Registration will begin on Feb. 14. Enrollment packets and transfer request forms will be available to parents at all school sites on Febr.y 4. All registrations and transfer requests received during the priority registration window, […]

No Comment / January 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »