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Mercy Medical Group opens second Folsom office

Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, will open its second medical office building in Folsom with specialty physician offices on Sept. 17. The new location, at 1730 Prairie City Road, is adjacent to the first Mercy Medical Group location at 1700 Prairie City Road in the same office complex. It will […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chuck Hammond loves public service

EDHCSD candidate Chuck Hammond said he'd like to see more volunteerism in his community. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Anyone who tells you that you can’t be in politics and be a good guy is lying to you.” That’s the gospel according to Chuck Hammond, the effusive candidate for the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors who hopes to come six votes closer than he did in 2010, when he lost […]

1 Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel suit settled; $150,000 award to former GM

John Skeel has had a good summer. He landed a job in July, taking the reins of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and now he has some spending money. The El Dorado Hills Community Services District has settled a lawsuit filed by its former general manager, agreeing to a settlement “in the neighborhood of $150,000,” […]

7 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State responsibility areas defined … sort of

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half of the community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant little to residents. That’s about to change with the newly enacted state fire prevention fee on parcels […]

4 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents see red over state fire fee

The arrival of Fire Prevention Fee notices last week from no less a tax collector than the California Board of Equalization angered many tax-averse property owners in rural areas around the state. It also irked El Dorado Hills residents, about half of whom are subject to the fee. Local property owners argue that they already […]

3 Comments / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bogey the big-hearted cat shares a heartfelt message

Bogey the Education Ambassador loves the attention he gets from Bengal Weekly News team members Rhiannon Gotcher, 12;  Kate Green-Jones, 12; Shani Sansone, 12; and Jessica Furtado, 13, left to right. Bogey visited Rolling Hills Middle School last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Not sure who to vote for this year? If Barack Obama and Mitt Romney leave you cold, then how about voting for Bogey? Bogey, an orange-striped Manx with gray-green eyes and a big heart, is one of four finalists in Purina Pro Plan’s Rally to Rescue: Tales of Greatness contest and you can vote for […]

Comments Off / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Sept. 5: Two separate victims reported vandalism on Ridgeview Drive. Disturbing threats Sept. 5: An Investment Boulevard business’ employee reported that a 61-year-old man threatened him. Vandals, again Sept. 5: Vandalism was reported on Patterson Way. Fleeing the scene Sept. 6: A […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »