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Robotics teams head to St. Louis

Team members from Nova and Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland have some fun pitting their robots against one another. In competition the robots don't battle but that didn't stop these kids from having some fun. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

What does it take to guide a bowling ball? What’s needed to lift a crate? Two local high school robotics teams have put a lot of thought into these tasks and now their efforts will take them to the First Tech Challenge World Championship April 25-28 in St. Louis, Mo. Nova teammates Jack Tao, Alex Khoury, Josiah […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sacco hands off CSD board recall to Everett

Social media mogul Bob Sacco shut down his El Dorado Hills Community Services District board recall effort Saturday, deferring to a decidely more traditional effort by longtime board critic John Everett, who launched his own recall effort earlier this month. In an e-mail blast to his supporters, Sacco wrote that he’d “officially released myself from […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: April 4-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Double trouble April 4: Someone vandalized property on Malcom Dixon Road and stole several items. Calling for help April 4: Deputies heard cries for help on White Rock Road. When they responded they arrested a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of battery. Missing money April […]

No Comment / April 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Three Scouts soar

Eagle Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee, left to right, are from Troop 454. Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts Sergio Quilici, Chris Wilcox and Matt Lee will share an important ceremony Saturday. All three have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. The 18-year-olds from Troop 454 are from the Phoenix Patrol and started their scouting adventure together at the age of 6. Their Eagle Scout Ceremony will be held at  1 p.m. at  St. Stephens […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Welcome Home fund created for vets memorial

El Dorado County heralds one of the most well-planned and beautifully executed veterans’ memorial sites in the entire country. Since 1997 an active, energetic group named the Friends of the Veterans Monument, led by Rich Buchanan of Placerville, has been creating this place to come reflect, to remember and to honor the men and women […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Camera club shoots in the dark

On Thursday April 19, the El Dorado Camera Club will host Pedro Perez, a photography teacher with Sacramento City College, who will speak on night photography. The 7 p.m. lecture is free, open to the public and will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. The class will photograph the […]

No Comment / April 09, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Backyard chicken advocate proposes Ridgeview CC&R changes

Chicken man — Roger Taylor loves his hens, so much so that he’s trying to amend his Ridgeview Village 8 CC&Rs to allow them. Taylor, a Master Gardener, touts the health benefits of eating out of his organic garden, which also houses his eight happy hens. The CSD’s CC&R subcommittee gave him six months to get three fourths of his neighbors to sign off on his proposed amendment. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Roger Taylor wants chickens allowed in El Dorado Hills back yards, and not just on the grill. He proposes softening rules that currently prohibit the fryer-friendly fowl, citing successful backyard chicken ordinances in exurban communities throughout the state, including the upscale enclaves Orinda, Walnut Creek and Danville. Taylor, 67, is a retired dentist, a successful real estate investor […]

8 Comments / April 09, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »