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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 »

Auditor shows county’s $100K+ retirees

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn

El Dorado County has a 16-member group of individuals with one thing in common. They retired from county employment or county service with pensions of more than $100,000 a year. Three were elected officials — former sheriff Jeff Neves, former assessor Tim Holcomb and former surveyor Dan Russell. Neves’s retirement package tops the chart at […]

3 Comments / September 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire district fires back

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board questioned the basis for the El Dorado County Grand Jury’s investigation of their agency, but actually agreed with many of the findings, asserting in a just-released response that the organizational changes called for were already under way when the grand jury released its highly critical report in June. The […]

No Comment / September 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel tentatively reinstated

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors announced Friday afternoon it has suspended the termination of General Manager John Skeel. The board placed Skeel on paid leave June 20, less than six months after hiring him, and moving his family from Colorado. The case against Skeel seemed to unravel in the last […]

10 Comments / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »