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Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scouts proudly pose with all the juice pouches they collected. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

Comments Off / June 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Keep your pooch away from rattlesnakes

The Hangtown Kennel Club of Placerville is sponsoring its final Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic for this year on June 29-30 with a registration deadline of June 22. The clinic will take place in the Placerville area. Rattlesnakes are common in El Dorado County, and reports of sightings and bites are up this year. Treatment is extremely […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nutting hearing cut short; judge steps aside

Supervisor Ray Nutting, second from left, appears in El Dorado County Superior Court Monday afternoon with attorney David Weiner, left. Nutting was joined by his wife Jennifer, seen behind him on the right, as well as supporters and many members of the media. Village life photo by Krysten Kellum

Supervisor Ray Nutting’s first court appearance began with a recusal as El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud stepped down from the case due to a conflict of interest. Nutting coached Proud’s son in wrestling. Nutting and his attorney David Weiner will next appear in Judge Warren Stracener’s Department 9 courtroom at 8:30 […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Measure Y guys launch no growth campaign

Battle lines are being drawn on the proposed Marble Valley and Lime Rock Valley projects, which would eventually put 4,368 dwellings in four-plus miles running southeast from the Bass Lake Road freeway interchange. Parker Development, which also faces domestic unrest over plans to develop the former El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course, faces attack on […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sports leaders call for playing fields, not houses on former golf course

Two years into Parker Development’s careful unveiling of the Marble Valley and Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plans, the grass-roots opposition they might have expected early on has finally arrived. The Serrano developer now face problems on the home front, where youth sports leaders say the community needs playing fields, not houses on the former […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

What is Measure Y?

The Control Traffic Congestion Initiative, aka Measure Y, was passed by voters in 1998 and again in 2008. It requires developers of five or more dwellings to pay the cost of traffic mitigation if the new homes cause roadways to reach “Level of Service F” — bumper-to-bumper traffic during peak hours. It also applies to […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pump problem closes pool

A sign tells hopeful swimmers to head to Cameron Park. THe EDHCSD pool closed down Friday due to a pool pump problem. Swimmers retured on Sunday after everything was fixed. Photo by Julie Samrick

Record-high temperatures across the region beckoned crowds to local pools but no swimmers enjoyed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s pool last Friday and Saturday due to a broken pump. Just before noon on Friday, as public pool hours were to begin, staff discovered that the primary pool pump and motor were not functioning […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »