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Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Animal Outreach competes for ASPCA/Rachael Ray grant

Animal Outreach Director Maggie Killackey weighs a kitten transferred from Sac City Animal Services because it was too small to be accepted into their own program. Most municipal shelters euthanize kittens under 2 pounds. Courtesy photo

DIAMOND SPRINGS — An El Dorado County animal shelter has qualified to compete for $100,000 and other monetary grants from the ASPCA/Rachael Ray Foundation $100K Challenge, thanks to more than 14,000 votes from supporters over a 12-day period. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode ranked 15th out of 104 shelters nationwide, competing with some of the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Alleged cockfighting operation busted in Shingle Springs

El Dorado County Animal Services, with the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deparment, is investigating what appears to be a game cock breeding and conditioning operation at a residence in Shingle Springs. Game birds are used in illegal cockfighting operations. About 75 game birds were found on the Shingle Springs property June 27 […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 21-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: CSD hit June 21: Vandalism to El Dorado Hills Community Services District property on Lassen Lane was reported. Vehicle break in June 21: Someone stole items from a vehicle parked on Monte Verde Drive. Tipsy June 21: Deputies arrested a 47-year-old man on Town […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

A shy beauty finds her voice

Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl, 13, of El Dorado Hills says being honest is the best way to impress the judges. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Newly crowned Miss Teen Sacramento Merrin Casl confessed she’s not very good at interviews. But the redheaded ballet dancer’s straight talk with judges at the recent competition won the crown in her division. Though, it should be noted, she’s a little shy when talking about it with the local press. “She’s just real,” said proud […]

Comments Off / June 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD board recall could fall apart

Setbacks are nothing new to John Everett — the man trying to recall all five El Dorado Hills Community Services District directors. The John Skeel firing last year was the last straw for Everett, who has alleged improprieties in the management of assessments, bonds and joint use agreements over the last several years. Everett recently […]

3 Comments / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

It’s a dirty job but Peggy loves to do it

Peggy Guthrie, attendant at El Dorado Disposal's recycling center in El Dorado Hills, is known for her jovial nature and her love of recycling. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Peggy Guthrie always has a sweet smile on her face even when she admits she smells a little sour. The El Dorado Disposal recycling center attendant in El Dorado Hills confessed, “My perfume at the end of the day is sticky soda, stale beer and sour milk.” She wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »