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Laundromat burglarized … again

Suspects pry open a coin machine at a Shingle Springs laundromat. Courtesy photo

The SS Coin Wash on Durock Road in Shingle Springs was burglarized for the second time this month on June 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Three men in a light-colored, four-door sedan with rear tinted windows were recorded on video as they committed the theft. Within minutes the suspects had worked together to break into […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Don’t light those fireworks

ALL fireworks, including safe and sane fireworks, are illegal in El Dorado County. “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of ‘safe and sane’ fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires,” said Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento Unit. “Every year […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Housing projections questioned

The largest implementation measure of the 2004 General Plan will soon enter the hearing process alongside four major western El Dorado County residential development projects. County supervisors hint that they want a “time-out,” but don’t want to deny anyone’s due process. With that backdrop, the number of approved parcels in the 2004 General Plan and […]

1 Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Measure Y guys: Lower growth projections will lower road fees

Measure Y authors Bill Center and Jim Moore argue that large residential developments currently in the approval process fail to create jobs, which is reason-enough to oppose them. In fact, the Marble Valley proposal has 42 freeway-adjacent acres set aside for a possible corporate campus. Center blames the large residential developers for forcing commercial buildings […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Anti-growth attitudes nothing new

Raft resort owner, former supervisor and slow-growth superhero Bill Center blames El Dorado County’s exurban sprawl on 40 years on pro-growth supervisors and weak planning. He points to the 1996 General Plan as an example. “Right in the preamble … it said that gridlock traffic was an acceptable tradeoff for economic growth,” he said, shaking […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Center, Moore hoping for repeat ‘slow-growth’ success

Bill Center and Jim Moore became household names in El Dorado County politics during the decade straddling the millennium, shaping public opinion and policy with a growth-inhibiting ballot initiative, lawsuits both real and threatened, all executed with deft and sometimes ruthless political moxie. Recently the former El Dorado County supervisor and a Democratic pollster have […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Brunei goes international … sort of

Brunei and puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella take a break outside the Sacramento International airport. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »