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County meetings streamed online

As of Feb. 14 the residents of El Dorado County can now watch the Board of Supervisors meetings live or at any time they want to by visiting the county website, http://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. The new system is powered by San Francisco-based Granicus Inc., provider of local government streaming media and public meeting management solutions to more than […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Happy Birthday, Debbie!

Courtesy photo

Friends of Debbie Manning, CEO of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, weren’t going to let her celebrate her 50th birthday without a little fanfare. They decorated The Rock for Manning on Feb. 20 and quickly sent off a photo to Village Life before she could protest. Happy Birthday, Debbie … here’s to many […]

No Comment / February 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff offers Citizens Academy

Sheriff John D’Agostini and members of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department would like to invite the residents of El Dorado County to the upcoming El Dorado County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. This academy will familiarize El Dorado County residents with many aspects of law enforcement and the role the Sheriff’s Office plays in our community. […]

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

SWR announces spring wildlife classes

Spring isn’t far away, and the wild babies are coming. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s classes continue in March with a repeat of a class for the general public, Introduction to Local Wildlife, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Classes for prospective rehabbers will begin with Rehabbing Rabbits that afternoon, 1 to 3 p.m;  Basic First Aid for […]

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

School lunches getting healthier

STUDENTS AT BUCKEYE Elementary help themselves to a salad bar in the lunch room. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Jan. 25 the First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced new federal nutrition standards for lunches in public and private schools. The new standards go into effect on July 1 and have a three-year phase-in period. Under the new standards, school meals will have caloric maximums and minimums based on a […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe/EDH fire agreement is a done deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire District will share initial dispatch responsibility for an estimated 60 emergency calls in Latrobe each year with the Latrobe Fire Protection District under the terms of a agrrement that both district boards approved last week. The annual cost to Latrobe is $25,000. The agreement formalizes and strengthens a role that […]

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