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Discounts available for some traffic tickets

The Superior Court of El Dorado County is offering a 50 percent discount on some old, unpaid traffic tickets. It is a limited-time “amnesty program” for certain outstanding court debt. The discount would apply to the total amount due, including the base fine and any assessments, late charges and other fees. The program will run […]

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EDUHSD contracts call for 1.5% raises

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees at a recent meeting discussed several proposals from the Faculty Association, the California School Employees Association and the El Dorado Managers Association regarding compensation packages, contract issues and working conditions. After discussing several topics involving student and educational services, the Board addressed a few action/discussion […]

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EDHCSD board sets short term course

The annual shuffling of El Dorado Hills Community Services District board leadership and committee membership took place during last month’s meeting, roughly an hour before four of five directors voted to terminate their general manager’s contract. The John Skeel firing will likely stand as the defining action of an embattled board that’s now facing an […]

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Chiropractic clinic, spa team up to feed the hungry

Dr. Steve Long stands with some of the food donated by community members on HOPE Day. Courtesy photo

Town Center Family Chiropractic and Asante Spa teamed up for their annual fundraiser — HOPE Day — earlier last month, bringing in more that 1,200 pounds of food. The Helping Other People Eat event benefitted the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “The first year we had HOPE Day we raised close to 200 pounds […]

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Patty Gill rides into champions circle

Tucker nuzzles Patty after their lesson. The two have a great relationship that has translated into many wins at pony equitation competitions. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Dedicated.” Trainer Pam Cross with Cantera Farms at Sundance Springs in Shingle Springs quickly came up with the word to describe her student Patty Gill. “She’s committed,” Cross explained. “She does this four to five days a week.” For the last seven years Patty has dedicated her time to pony equitation. This past season the […]

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New safety seat law for children now in effect

As of Jan. 1 California’s new Child Safety Seat Law went into effect, requiring parents to keep their children properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat in the back seat until the age of 8. This new law does away with the “6 years or 60 pounds” rule for children traveling in a […]

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People Talk: What did you do in 2011?

Carolyn Brooks, El Dorado Hills: “I became branch manager of the El Dorado Hills Library this year. I made a couple professional presentations, and was asked to contribute a chapter in a book about how libraries can work with other agencies in the community. And we got a new dog named Kitty.”

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »