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Gaines topples Republican rivals in Senate race

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The race to fill the open 1st Senate District seat is headed for a run-off election between Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley on Jan. 4. Assemblyman Gaines, R-Roseville, set the pace in Tuesday’s crowded special primary election with 32.3 percent of the vote, beating out fellow Republican candidates Roger Niello and Barbara Alby, […]

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Huber coasts to victory in Assembly District 10

ASSEMBLYWOMAN ALYSON HUBER, center, watches election night results with supporters in Rancho Cordova. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Democratic Assemblywoman Alyson Huber jumped out to a quick lead in her District 10 race Tuesday night and coasted to victory with 51 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Jack Sieglock garnered 43.5 percent as of mid-morning Wednesday. Huber gathered with supporters at Chevy’s in Gold River to watch the results roll […]

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Rogozinski, Lowery, Hammond lead in EDHCSD race

Tony Rogozinski, right, talks with support Rich Downing at the Purple Place on election night. Rogozinski will keep his seat on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

So far it appears El Dorado Hills voters have chosen their former general manager and two strong youth sports advocates for the three open spots on the Community Services District Board of Directors. Two popular incumbents could be unseated — Justin Masters and Billy Vandegrift. Between 15,000 and 17,000 mail-in ballots, plus 1,300 provision ballots, […]

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Sheriff’s race: D’Agostini tops Therkildsen, for now

Sheriff's candidate John D'Agostini, right, checks a cell phone message as supporters Ray Nutting, center, and Placerville resident Tim Mingle look on. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The county’s most contested, grueling and divisive political race has come to an end, and as of Wednesday morning John D’Agostini appears to be the voters’ choice for El Dorado County sheriff. With all precincts reporting shortly after 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, D’Agostini maintained his lead over opponent Craig Therkildsen — 51.16 percent to 48.55 percent. […]

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No butts about it: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

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The National Great American Smokeout, which asks smokers to give up tobacco for 24 hours in hopes that they will quit for good, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 this year. “We are encouraging anyone in El Dorado County who currently smokes to participate in the Great American Smokeout,” said Christy Kessler, supervising health […]

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Fall back and change your smoke detector battery

CAMINO – Fall back Saturday night and don’t forget to set all of your clocks and watches back one hour before you go to bed.  Enjoy the extra hour on Sunday but most importantly don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, reminds Chief Bill Holmes of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit of Cal […]

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There’s magic at the library

Pirate Dillon Kumar, 3, enjoys a treat at the El Dorado Hills Library Hogwarts Halloween event. That cupcake was no match for the swashbuckler's appetite. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Little princesses, witches and pirates headed to the El Dorado Hills Library Friday for some wizardry and fun. The library staff hosted Hogwarts Halloween and brewed up some magical games and enchanting treats for event attendees. Mrs. Weasley (AKA Sandra Kelsey) and the children played “Simon Says” and a game based on the four houses […]

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