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Serrano HOA election nullified

Many  Serrano Homeowners Association Board of Director campaign signs were thrown out on election day May 16, but now the three candidates must start over after the election was invalidated. Members of the contracted election firm began opening ballots two hours ahead of deadline when a quorum of directors was to assemble and watch the process. […]

2 Comments / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Longtime Marina teacher dies

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, seen here at San Pedro harbor last summer, died last week. Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, 68, collapsed and died in the staff room during her lunch break Thursday. Staff tried to resuscitate her until emergency personnel arrived. Described by students and colleagues “as funny and caring,” the beloved math and Spanish teacher taught at the school for 24 years. She lived in El […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

DOT worker hit by steamroller

Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum A California Highway Patrol vehicle is parked at the scene of an accident at which an El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker was struck by a steamroller Tuesday afternoon. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

An El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker suffered injuries when struck by a roller at a construction site on Industrial Drive in El Dorado Hills around 11 a.m. Tuesday. “He is still in the hospital and we are not giving out his personal information,” said DOT Director Bard Lower. At the scene, the victim’s coworker […]

No Comment / May 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

More public input sought for Central EDH Specific Plan

On April 22 El Dorado County staff released a partial recirculated draft environmental impact report for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, Parker Development’s proposed 341-acre plan that includes the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course. The RDEIR includes revisions to sections to reflect the direction of the California Supreme Court regarding methods of evaluating greenhouse gas […]

No Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 6-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: May 6 11:13 a.m. A 23-year-old man reportedly stole food from a Park Drive grocery store. 11:46 p.m. An attempted burglary was reported on Ridgeview Drive. May 7 5:01 p.m. Deputies arrested two men, ages 30 and 36, and a woman, 43, on suspicion […]

No Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Fire strikes deals with employees

At last month’s El Dorado Hills Fire Board meeting three employment contracts received approval – the memorandum of understanding with the El Dorado Hills Professional Firefighters and agreements with unrepresented management and administrative support. All three will run through Sept. 30, 2019. Contracts expired last fall. Since then the fire board and group representatives have […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tireless senior celebrated

Hal Erpenbeck

El Dorado Hills resident Hal Erpenbeck was recognized by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and recently honored with a proclamation for his “dedicated service to the citizens of El Dorado County and El Dorado Hills.” Erpenbeck and his wife Barbara moved to El Dorado Hills from the Bay Area in 2002. Since then, […]

No Comment / May 17, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »