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Safely celebrate the 4th; no fireworks in El Dorado County

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire would like to remind everyone that “El Dorado County local ordinance No. 8.08.050 forbids the use and possession of fireworks, including  ‘safe and sane’ fireworks commonly sold in surrounding areas like Sacramento because of the risk of wildfires. “Every year Cal Fire responds to wildland fires […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man named to Sun Life team

WELLESLEY, MASS. — The U.S. business group of Sun Life Financial Inc. recently announced it significantly expanded its voluntary benefits sales team with the appointment of 17 dedicated Voluntary Benefits Practice Leaders affiliated with 34 key employee benefits group offices throughout the United States. El Dorado Hills resident Chris Wrba joins Sun Life from Employee Benefit Specialists and […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Green Valley Road Alliance gets started

The Green Valley Road Alliance is a loose coalition of local residents concerned about the impact of 214-lot Dixon Ranch on Green Valley Road and five other projects totaling 155 lots currently in the works along nearby Malcolm Dixon Road. Bill Welty is a retired California Air Resources Board IT executive. He shares spokeperson responsibilities […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Aberneen Lane resident worries about safety, noise and yes, ice

Susan Comstock’s Aberdeen Lane home sits directly across from Lima Way, the proposed “back door” to the Dixon Ranch project. She and her husband David find themselves on the front lines of a debate between neighborhood activists and developers of the proposed project. “They’re all going to come this way,” she said of the predicted […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch traffic study debated

The traffic study for the proposed 209-home high-density Dixon Ranch project predicts that it won’t bump any of 21 intersections studied to another Level of Service grade by 2016. The 6,892 daily trips anticipated at buildout in 2025 don’t fare much worse. With no mitigation, the report predicts that only two intersections would fall a […]

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Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »