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Staff Benda Bilili tour canceled

The American debut of Staff Benda Bilili — scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — has fallen prey to the difficulties inherent in international travel. The entire North American tour, 16 cities in all, including New York and Los Angeles, has been canceled due to “bureaucratic red tape and […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Mittleman jury selected; trial set

Following several days of questioning, jurors were seated last week for the upcoming trial of an El Dorado Hills man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife last year. The 12-person jury for the first-degree murder trial of Steve Howard Mittelman will consist of six men and six women. The four-person alternate pool will feature two […]

No Comment / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gertsch defends HR manager

CSD Board President Guy Gertsch responded to local media allegations that Human Resources Director Tracey Lynn Lowry either hired or promoted friends, family members and even her own nanny. Lowry was the alleged whistleblower in the district’s charges against General Manager John Skeel, who’s in the process of being reinstated. Gertsch confirmed that Lowry’s husband […]

5 Comments / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your economic stimulus plan?

 

No Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crib notes: How 9/11 changed my view of starting a family

Julie Samrick

I was a high school teacher on Sept. 11, 2001, not yet a mother. My husband and I had been married just over a year and we’d recently decided it was time to start a family. Like many hopeful couples we had it planned down to exactly what season I should conceive (OK maybe it […]

No Comment / September 09, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

Board airs Skeel’s reinstatement plan

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors divulged a little more information about the plan to reinstate General Manager John Skeel at last week’s regular board meeting. “There’s currently no time frame for the remediation plan,” Board President Guy Gertsch said in a prepared statement.”John and the board ask for your patience […]

No Comment / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Elena Dreisbach, more than a pretty face

MISS TEEN California contestant Elena Dreisbach hopes to bring attention to her favorite charities and causes. Village Life photo Shelly Thorene

By Jessica Pratt Glitz. Glamour. Beauty. That’s solely what pageants are all about, right? Not for Elena Dreisbach. For this Oak Ridge High School sophomore, the Miss Teen California 2012 Pageant is not just a place to showcase beauty and good looks — it is an opportunity to give back, show compassion and make a […]

No Comment / September 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »