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Measure E remains non-binding advisory vote

A vote for or against rezoning the 98 acres of open space known as the former Executive Golf Course has no strings attached, El Dorado County attorneys confirm. Some residents are circulating a first draft of County Counsel’s impartial analysis of Measure E, which mistakenly states a vote against the rezone would mean an agreement to purchase the […]

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

Harn at odds with Grand Jury report

Auditor-Controller Joe Harn

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn responded last Tuesday to a Grand Jury report that calls him a “bully” and “politically motivated,” disagreeing with all but one finding in the report issued earlier this summer. The report titled “Putting Political Gain Above What’s Right for the County” alleges that Harn withholds or delays his department’s professional services […]

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

Meyers’ DUI prompts special meeting

Jeremy Meyers

At the Aug. 27 El Dorado County Office of Education Board of Trustees meeting Trustee Heidi Weiland said she struggled with what the board should or could do regarding El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers’ arrest, saying that even though he is not an employee of the board, it was the legal, moral and […]

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Mik fights to protect ‘my good name’

Supervisor Ron Mikulaco

The 2014-15 El Dorado County Grand Jury reports blistered Supervisor Ron Mikulaco on a professional and personal level. Early in his response Mikulaco writes, “This report contained incorrect information as a result of what I can only assume was a lack of proper investigative procedure.” He continues, noting that he was only interviewed by a […]

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

El Dorado Hills businesses say ‘no’ to selling alcohol to minors

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition partnered with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office to conduct their annual Alcohol Compliance Checks or “Sting Operation” this summer. Led by Officer Daryl Miller, the teen decoys visited 12 local alcohol retail outlets and were happy to report that there were no retail sales of alcohol to minors this year. […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Judge breaks her silence

Judge Dylan Sullivan

Several weeks after District Attorney’s Office officials excluded El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings, the judge has made a statement … without saying much at all. “What I want to say I can’t say,” said Sullivan when contacted by Village Life. “I am sure it is hard for the public to understand; it is […]

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Norma Santiago joins Briggs in back pay fight

Norma Santiago

Two-term District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago, who left office this past January, has asked the county to determine whether or not she is owed back pay. In a May 20 letter to attorney Jon Hendrickson with the George Hills law firm, which represents the county with liability-related issues, Santiago requested an evaluation of her wages […]

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