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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 »

Six Eagles honored

Band of  brothers — Eagle Scouts Ashish Nag, Kees Vanderwyk, Cameron Hoyt, Evan Hoyt, Joshua Verner, Devin McDonald, Alexander Adams and Michael Tharratt from Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills supported each other during their Eagle Scout projects and Devin's illness. Courtesy photo

By Charlene McDonald They called themselves the “Eagle Patrol:” The name would turn out to be prophetic. Six young men — Alexander Adams, Evan Hoyt, Cameron Hoyt, Devin McDonald, Ashish Nag and Kees Vanderwyk — were honored Sunday at Lakehills Covenant Church for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. […]

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

Town Center’s Fireworks Jubilee lights up the night Tuesday

Village Life file photo by William A. Scales

Don’t miss live music, delicious chili and a spectacular fireworks show at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The patriotic fun will run from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Events at this crowd-pleasing jubilee include Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show and bounce houses for the little ones, live […]

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

Hands4Hope gets patriotic with care package drive

Samita Dutta, a member of Hands4Hope's Soldier Care Package Committee, presents Cyndi Romono of the Honor Our Troops Committee a check representing the money raised by the H4H committee during last year's Fireworks Jubilee. The donation was used to help pay the shipping cost for more than 40 care packages. Also pictured, left to right, are: Nico Gambetta, Gianni Gambetta, Jacob Bassett, Riley Fitzpatrick and Andrew Bassett. Courtesy photo

By Samita Dutta With Fourth of July just around the corner, people might feel more patriotic and thoughtful in regards to our men and women overseas. Independence Day evokes pride in many people, and especially in local non-profit youth outreach organization  Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference. With the soldiers who serve us every day in […]

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

Rescue COOL School opens enrollment

The Rescue Union School District is accepting applications for the Rescue COOL School, which stands for Collaborative Opportunities for Online Learning.  The COOL School is a highly successful, virtual independent study program where students complete most of their work online at home and also have the option to attend class a few hours each week […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New Vision Christian Ministry brings seniors together

By Nancy Curtis If you walk past Cornerstone Christian Church in El Dorado Hills on Thursday evenings you might see happy seniors entering the building and hear some familiar songs floating through the air. The reason? New Vision, an interdenominational Christian ministry for senior adults, is meeting for its Thursday night Bible fellowship. Starting last […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Court cutting hours

PLACERVILLE — During one of the most daunting financial crises in California’s history, the state’s courts remain steadfast in their commitment that essential services continue to be provided to customers. Unfortunately, the budget reductions to the State Trial Courts will require that El Dorado Superior Court reduce its operating costs significantly. Since 2007-08, State General […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »