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Silva Valley interchange construction gets fall start date

After years of setbacks ground will break on the Silva Valley interchange in October, according to El Dorado County Community Development Agency Transportation Division official Adam Bane. Plans for the interchange have been in the works since 1988 and in 1991 Caltrans and county officials formally approved it to accommodate planned growth as noted in the […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Woman dies in early morning rollover

An El Dorado Hills woman died early Friday morning wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol. Talia Ferris, 33, was driving her 1999 Ford Expedition southbound on El Dorado Hills Boulevard south of Olson Lane at about 3:13 a.m. when she “allowed her vehicle to drift off the right shoulder,” CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. She […]

5 Comments / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County eyes Green Valley Road traffic study

A scheduled 30-minute item turned into a two-hour, wide-ranging discussion that included the need for what could be called a “county vision.” Agendized as a report to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors about conditions on Green Valley Road and a staff recommendation to hire a consultant to do an analysis, the July 30 […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometwon hero: Jeremy Cruz

Army Pvt. Jeremy S. Cruz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Comments Off / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD honors 25 year employee

Dan Gothier

Lead maintenance worker Dan Gothier was recognized for 25 years of service at the Aug. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting. The CSD employee reflected on the changes he’s seen since signing on as one of three CSD employees in the summer of 1988. “There were 14,000 people back then,” […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Thomas to get prison diagnostic

Brandi Thomas, the woman convicted of a devastating DUI crash in El Dorado Hills that severely injured two bicyclists in 2008, will undergo an evaluation that will determine if she should be sent to prison. Thomas appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court last Wednesday, admitting to a probation violation. She faces seven years in state […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Ready for a swingin’ Saturday?

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado Hills Community Services District will co-host the popular Saturday Night in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event showcases local businesses and organizations in a fun setting and typically draws 4,000 to 5,000 residents. It promises to deliver the best […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »