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McClintock: ‘Fate of the nation’ at stake in November

Congressman Tom McClintock preaches to the choir at the June meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, driving home the anti-regulation, anti-tax, anti-debt, pro-free market themes he’s espoused for more than 30 years. Jay Lensch Photography

Two-term Republican Congressman Tom McClintock spent June 13 in El Dorado County in what might have been a victory lap, since he’d just defeated challenger Jack Uppal handily in round one of a two-round bout for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two local appearances last Wednesday provided plenty of […]

2 Comments / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Finally, a bike shop in Town Center

Town Center Bike & Tri owners Wilson and Erin Gorell welcome triathlete Michellie Jones, center, who flew in from San Diego for the El Dorado Hills shop's grand opening Saturday. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For years Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour mentioned a bike shop when describing the types of stores he hoped to see on his main street — Town Center Boulevard. With the recent opening of Town Center Bike & Tri, he’s got a doozy. Located in a high-visibility storefront, which is actually three retail locations spanning […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Winsor Point Park is a go

The 1.1 acre weed-patch known as Windsor Point Park will become the green spot that Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods residents were promised when they moved in. Voters approved a $48.50 maximum annual assessment for park upkeep, which means that construction can now go out to bid. The park is located on Francisco Drive at […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD 2012-13 budget up slightly

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors approved general fund, capital, CC&R and landscaping and lighting assessment budgets for fiscal year 2012-13 during the June 14 board meeting. The fiscal year begins July 1. The full 2012-13 budget package can be found on page 214 of the board’s “Current regular meeting agenda […]

Comments Off / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Haircuts offer hope for families dealing with autism

Mrs. El Dorado County Holly Bialorucki, hugs her daughter Bonnie, 13, at the Maribou Salon where Holly and salon owner Jill Cromwell will host a Cut-A-Thon benefiting an organization that helps families deal with autism. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Reigning Mrs. El Dorado County International Holly Bialorucki champions a cause close to her heart: treating autism in children. On Sunday, June 24, Bialorucki will team up with Families for Early Autism Treatment  and Jill Cromwell of Maribou Salon to host a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser. Bialorucki’s platform as Mrs. El Dorado County includes raising autism awareness […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

UPDATE: No crime in Town Center death, officials determine

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies converged on El Dorado Hills Town Center on June 12 after a construction worker found a woman’s body hanging in an enclosed trash area. Though originally deemed suspicious — 911 calls made to the Sheriff’s Department the night before the body was discovered reported a woman screaming for help in […]

190 Comments / June 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wish granted … in grand style

Kaliana Warford, 9, stands entranced as she listens to her favorite singer Andrea Bocelli perform a beautiful song. The Warford family traveled to Italy, sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation, to fulfill Kali's dream to meet the singer. Courtesy photo

In September 2011 the Warford family of El Dorado Hills sat in freezing weather in New York City’s Central Park, anticipating a free concert given by Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Kaliana Warford, a 9-year-old with the congenital form of myotonic muscular dystrophy, submitted a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation two-and-a-half years earlier in hopes […]

2 Comments / June 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »