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Fallen Warriors poker run/car show coming in June

The seventh annual Fallen Warriors Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9. From its humble beginnings at the Folsom Harley Davidson location with 40 participants, this event has grown and moved to El Dorado Hills Town Center where thousands of visitors and hundreds of participants enjoy a […]

No Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EID by the Numbers: Capital Spending and Labor Costs

This is part two of EID by the numbers: Spending. This section examines labor costs and capital spending. EID critics Greg Prada and Jon Jakowatz contend that salaries and benefits are a large reason El Dorado Irrigation District overhead remains high despite downsizing in 2008 and 2010 that reduced overall headcount from a 2007 peak […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Lynne Hollerbach sticks to her commitment

Big sister of the year Lynne Hollerbach, left, loves spending time with her little, Safire Salazar. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Special education teacher Lynne Hollerbach has been a Big Sister for more than three years. She is one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ “Big Sisters of the Year” and has been matched with her little sister, Safire Salazar, for the entire time she has been with BBBS. “I wanted to affect someone’s life one-to-one,” said […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Windsor Point Park resurrected

Windsor Point Park has been an eyesore on Francisco Drive for most of the 14 years since the surrounding neighborhoods were populated. It's also served as a overnight truck parking lot, star thistle habitat and a trash receptacle. Thanks to the efforts of neighborhood park advocates Sue Parker, center, Kim White, left, and Heidi Hannaman, not pictured, Windsor Point may become an kid-friendly oasis of green. Jovial CSD Director Billy Vandegrift, right, helped pitch the park to fellow board members and staff. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

After 14 years on the drawing board and a couple false starts, the 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park might become the green spot that residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods were promised when they moved here. The park, located on Francisco Drive across from Marina Village Middle School at […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Noah Bentley learns from his little

Noah Bentley and his little have grown close over the years. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Noah Bentley is the director of a software company in El Dorado Hills and a Big Brother of the Year. He and his little brother Trevor Cazares have been matched for three years and for Bentley it’s been more in every way than he expected. “I thought I would do a few things with a […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy scholarships encourage medical careers

Medically minded —€” Mercy Hospital of Folsom awarded 12 students scholarships of $1,100 each on Friday at Serrano Country Club. Left to right, Victoria Chiu, 17; Rachel Mars, 17; Josh Verner, 17; Nicole Lemon, 17; Anusha Deshpande, 17; Bhavana Jonnalagadda, 17; Cecilia Chan, 17; Shirley May, 18; Sadra Forati, 17; and Tasha Vu, 17. Not pictured are Celine Barrica and Sheri Lyne James. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The good ladies, and a couple guys, of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary have been dishing out scholarships to promising local students with medically minded career aspirations for 36 years running. This year’s lucky dozen scholars were recognized during the 2012 award luncheon at Serrano Country Club on Friday, March 16. The recognition included a $1,100 […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Proposed EID spending for 2012

From 2012 Mid-Cycle Operating Budget Cost projections are in millions • $23.4 debt service • $41.6 operations spending, consisting of: • $12.8 administration • $2.4 IT • $2.5 engineering • $23.9 field operations • $17.4* in capital projects • $2.5 water • $6.1 sewer, including $3.1 in lift station maintenance • $9.4 hydro & FERC, including $3.6 for Flume 41 • $3.2 Misc., […]

No Comment / March 19, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »