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PG&E electric rates creep up, gas rates go down

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials said today that with the start of the new year, residential customers will see a significant decline in natural gas rates, and a modest increase in electric rates to cover the utility’s costs of maintaining and modernizing its system and of meeting a state mandate to buy […]

No Comment / January 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Green Valley Center project denied

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Planning Commissioner Lou Rain voiced the loudest criticism of developer Tom Winn’s proposed Green Valley Commercial Center, located west of Francisco Drive at Green Valley Road. Proposed tenants include a big-box drug store and fast food restaurant with a drive-thru. The project took heavy flak from neighbors, who wrote letters, signed […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Poster Contest winners named

Lynn Yang shows off her winning poster with El Dorado Hills firefighters. Courtesy photo

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Phone crackdown: Nearly 3,000 drivers ticketed

SACRAMENTO — Law enforcement in the Sacramento region recently concluded the first wave of their tough, new high visibility driver hand-held cell phone and texting enforcement campaign, “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other,” and the results are in. The California Office of Traffic Safety recently announced that 2,923 drivers were cited for texting or talking with a hand-held […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Community Action Council Seeks New Member

The El Dorado County Community Action Council is seeking to fill a one vacancy representing the Community Member Sector. Community agencies that serve El Dorado County residents in areas such as shelter, food, medical, counseling, etc. are encouraged to apply for membership. The purpose of the El Dorado County Community Action Council is to act […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unauthorized user Dec. 19: A thief broke into a vehicle parked on Silva Valley Parkway and later used the victim’s stolen credit card. Unruly shopper Dec. 20: A female Target employee reported being accosted by a male customer. Clubs swiped Dec. 21: A Thief […]

No Comment / December 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

John & Loretta ready for the next chapter

Loretta Featherston and John Knight have served as the District 1 team for the last four years. Knight's term as supervisor ends in early January. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Four years ago John Knight predicted he would soon replace his 1984 Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for the out-going District 1 El Dorado County supervisor, he found a way to address his wife Georgi’s complaints (she had to sit on a pillow in the driver’s seat) without giving up his beloved car. Georgi got her own Mercedes, […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »