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Connector segment study released

The Capital SouthEast Connector JPA recently released an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration analyzing environmental impacts of a 5.5-mile segment of the expressway between Prairie City Road south of Folsom and Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills. The JPA proposes to reconstruct White Rock Road on a new alignment south of Highway 50 as a four lane […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire eyes another big change

A joint meeting of the El Dorado Hills and Rescue fire boards on Oct. 6 gave El Dorado Hills residents a detailed overview of the potential annexation of Rescue Fire Protection District. It was an informal meeting, with 30 or 40 people in attendance, and mainly attracted those who oppose an annexation or who had […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives residents an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their quality […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Barber Jon’s moving

Barber Jon is moving his barbershop and curiosities museum to a new location in El Dorado Hills. Village Life file photo

Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop is looking for a new home after 20 years being next to The Purple Place. The lease is up Oct. 31 and owner Jon Rivera said he has chosen not to renew it. At first Rivera said he wasn’t sure whether he’d move the business to Folsom or El Dorado […]

1 Comment / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Governor signs legislation benefiting connector

It was announced last week that Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation that will likely cut planning and construction costs for the Capital SouthEast Connector expressway project and help deliver the project more quickly. According to a press release, AB 1171, authored by Assemblyman Eric Linder of Corona and supported by the Connector Joint Power Authority, […]

Comments Off / October 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire budget hits snag before approval

Approval of the 2015-16 final budget appeared to be routine at last month’s El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors meeting. The board approved department reorganization at the Aug. 20 board meeting on a 3-1 vote. The reorganization adds a second deputy chief. One deputy chief will be in charge of Operations and Training. The other […]

2 Comments / October 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow basks in blue ribbon status

Oak Meadow Elementary School has been marked a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, only one of 23 schools in California and 335 nationwide to earn the distinction this year. “Oak Meadow is honored,” principal Tracy Linyard said. “This award recognizes our commitment to excellence in educating every student through collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.  […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »