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Obama’s ground game in El Dorado Hills

“We did it” – Members of Foothills Moving Forward celebrate on election night. They made an estimated 10,000 calls to battleground states from their headquarters in the El Dorado Hills Business Park Tuesday, part of the Obama campaign’s sophisticated “ground game,” deftly executed by thousands of volunteers across the country. The local organization was led by Joni Remer, center-left, hands folded and mouth open. Other celebrants include Robin Carter at left, Lynn Hadjian, seated with mouth agape, Sam Phelan at far right and Daniel Stephenson, right front. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

In the days following last week’s election, pundits on both sides, including the respective campaign managers, cited the Obama campaign’s ground game strategy as a huge reason the president did so well in critical battleground states. The business end of that strategy was executed by a couple hundred enthusiastic volunteers in an El Dorado Hills […]

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The mandarins are ripening

Cool nights are just what the doctor orders for Placer County’s famous Owari Satsuma mandarin oranges to start turning color and developing the sweetness and intense flavor that foothills mandarins are known for — just in time for the 19th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn. According to Gary Gilligan, CEO of the Mountain Mandarin […]

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Rock out at Sac State auction

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but put a lot of stones together and you’ll gather a crowd of people. Sacramento State’s annual Geology Club Rock Auction is at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Alumni Center. More than 150 rock and mineral samples will be up for grabs, from small gemstones up to […]

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November is California Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month

State law requires CO alarms in most homes SACRAMENTO — November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness month and Cal Fire is reminding all residents of the importance of having a working carbon monoxide alarm. As of July 1, 2011, state law requires owners of single family homes with attached garages or fossil fuel sources for heating […]

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Quitting tobacco for a day could lead to quitting for good

The Great American Smokeout, a national campaign that asks smokers to give up tobacco for 24 hours in hopes that they will quit for good, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 this year. “We encourage anyone in El Dorado County who smokes to join in the Great American Smokeout,” said Christy White, supervising health […]

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Student of the Month: Madison Steel

SPECIAL STUDENT — Rescue Union School District Human Resources Director Darrien Johnson, Lakeview Elementary teacher Vicki Nelson, parents Jake and Jennifer Steel, grandmother Ginger Steel, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Wayne Lowery and little brother John Steel, left ot right, gather around Rotary Club's Student of the Month Madison Steel. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Madison Steel received the honor of Student of the Month at the Nov. 7 Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. The 10-year-old always has a “happy, positive outlook on life,” boasted fifth-grade teacher Vicki Nelson. “She has a quiet competence,” she continued, explaining that Madision does not boast or have a “showy” personality. She helps other […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 1-7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Smashed Nov. 1: Someone bashed in the rear window of a vehicle parked on El Dorado Hills Boulevard, causing more than $500 in damage. Vandals busy Nov. 1: Vandalism was reported on Windplay Drive. While you were sleeping Nov. 1: Thieves broke into a […]

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