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EID pay hikes spark debate

Proposed pay increases for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s top two administrators inspired raucous debate at the Dec. 14 board meeting, after which directors approved the salary boosts on a split vote. Up for approval was a 5 percent merit increase and a 5 percent market/equity increase for General Manager Jim Abercrombie, which puts his new annual salary at $196,931. In addition, Abercrombie will receive approximately $24,736 […]

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Connector receives SACOG funds

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector expressway recently received a financial boost when the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors approved an allocation of $7.5 million to the project. The funding will help pay for construction of the 5.5-mile connector segment on White Rock Road from Prairie City Road in Folsom to Latrobe Road in […]

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Dixon Ranch review delayed

Weather and a recusal factored into the El Dorado County Planning Commission putting off a decision regarding the Dixon Ranch planned development in El Dorado Hills. To be located on 280 acres south of Green Valley Road, near its intersection with Malcolm Dixon Road, the proposed project includes 605 single-family residential units, 84 acres of open space, a […]

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Mik responds to recall notice

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco responded to the Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition he was served with Nov. 17. A group calling themselves El Dorado County Total Recall announced its efforts to do a “clean sweep” of all five supervisors via recall earlier this fall. The primary complaint filed by recall proponents states, “The voters […]

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McNaughton Newspapers names Esposito COO

Richard Esposito

Village Life Publisher Richard Esposito has been named chief operations officer for McNaughton Newspapers Inc., the newspaper’s parent company. The appointment was announced Dec. 8 by CEO Foy S. McNaughton and was effective immediately. Esposito will oversee daily operations for all company operations, which include Village Life, the Mountain Democrat, the Daily Republic, The Davis Enterprise, among other […]

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Dixon Ranch goes to Planning Commission

The completed environmental impact report for the proposed 280-acre Dixon Ranch housing development goes to the El Dorado County Planning Commission for a vote Thursday, Dec. 10. Located behind the strawberry stand on Green Valley Road, about 44 percent of the oak trees will be replaced with housing according to the plan. Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and District […]

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Central EDH Plan open for review

El Dorado County staff and Parker Development employees hosted an open house last Wednesday at Oak Meadow Elementary School to answer questions about the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, the Serrano developer’s 341-acre plan that includes the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course. El Dorado Hills resident Donn Nehar spent his career in law enforcement. He […]

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