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Clarksville Day bigger than ever this year

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

You know about the ghost town of Clarksville, right? It’s still standing … barely … just a half-mile as the crow flies east of El Dorado Hills Town Center, visible from the Bass Lake Grade on Highway 50, but hidden behind a locked gate for years. The gate opens to the public once each year, […]

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Girls on the Run gain confidence

Led by coaches: Araba Pozos, Veronica Janecek, Rob & Mindy Spies, Sue Chima, and Charles Wright, the Oak Meadow team consists of (in no particular order): Karina Alvarado, Sadaf Dabiri, Nadia Theodore, Kaitlyn Shipley, Sophia Fu, Morgan Wright, Isabella Torrao, Naama Lila, Yashmita Malhotra, Shea Gehrke, Kiara Janecek, Austin Pozos, Alexa Songco, Amy Deng, Angelina Wu, Annabella Sarreshteh, Caroline Snyder, Elizabeth Rosendahl, Emma Webb, Grace Gibson, Grace Frost, Hailey Miller, Kaveen Chima, Nikki Spies, Paige Karpinen, Riley Russo and Sydnee Hustrei. Courtesy photo

When Oak Meadow fifth-grader Morgan Wright recently moved from Texas to El Dorado Hills she didn’t know anyone. By joining the after school program Girls on the Run this spring, she and 25 other Oak Meadow girls in third through fifth grade have made new friends and gained a whole lot more during the three-month […]

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EDH Library gets floor makeover

Photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Library reopened on Monday, April 30, with new carpet and a new look. It’s been closed since April 14 while the old carpet was removed, and the troublesome slab was skinned, resurfaced, sealed up tight with thick black goo, then primed. The new carpet was installed last week. Moisture from the slab […]

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Details of Skeel’s lawsuit

Attorneys for former El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel filed a civil suit on April 20 against the CSD, four of its directors, Human Resources Manager Tracey Lynn Lowry, district legal counsel Bob Thurbon and Lindsey Moore, and their firm, Thurbon and McHaney, LP. The lawsuit, or “complaint for damages,” alleges […]

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Skeel files lawsuit

Insiders see suit as bargaining chip in settlement talks The El Dorado Hills Community Services District is under attack. As the latest CSD board recall wobbles off the launch pad like a nuke aimed at El Dorado Hills, former General Manager John Skeel, whose firing has fueled two recall efforts and a lot of community […]

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El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: April 19-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: School fight April 19: A 13-year-old boy was arrested after he allegedly pushed a schoolmate to the ground on a Silva Valley Parkway campus. The victim broke his thumb. Petty theft April 20: An Inronwood Drive resident reported a petty theft. Egged April 21: […]

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May is Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month. “The purpose of Mental Health Month is to raise awareness of mental health conditions and promote mental wellness for all,” said Joan Meis Wilson, assistant director of Health Services, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.  “Another larger goal of the campaign is to decrease the stigma sometimes […]

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