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New interchange safety questioned

After 25 years of planning the Silva Valley interchange is scheduled to break ground this summer. The Final Environmental Impact Report was published in 1990, followed by supplements, updates, special studies, assessments and phasing options. El Dorado Hills transportation watchdog John Raslear contends all the studies fail to recognize the danger to bicycle riders and […]

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Marina fire station coming down

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 84’s days are numbered. The familiar Marina station will be knocked down this summer and rebuilt to modern standards on the same Francisco Boulevard parcel, a quarter mile north of Green Valley Road. Operations will move around the corner into the Lake Forest Plaza, adjacent to the former Round Table […]

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Deputy DA warns of cyberspace dangers

El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder gave a new face to “strangers” at a cyber safety presentation last Wednesday. The boogeyman isn’t just the obvious man in sunglasses asking children if they’d like a piece of candy anymore, she explained during her talk at Marina Village Middle School; there are, in fact, scores […]

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Bike ped coalition asks tough questions

The growing popularity of cycling in El Dorado Hills has spawned several clubs and a bustling bike shop in Town Center: El Dorado Hills Bike and Tri. Owner Erin Gorrell hosts multiple teams. She estimates that El Dorado Hills is home to 2,500 to 3,000 competitive riders and untold numbers of less serious pedal pushers. […]

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NASA astronaut offers backstage view of space program

FOLSOM — In his tiny office at UC Davis, Professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UC Davis for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 30 through Feb. 6

Smooth talker Jan. 30: An unidentified man walked into a Town Center convenience store and swindled about $191 from the cashier. Fruitful search Jan. 31: Deputies arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest at Town Center. While searching the suspect at the jail deputies reportedly found marijuana and prescription pills. Prying hands […]

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Community Foundation responds to the needs of neighbors without homes

In October 2009, as El Dorado County became aware of their growing homeless population and started the task of providing assistance to them, the El Dorado Community Foundation was there. Through the generosity of the Lee Bennett Family of El Dorado Hills and Tom and Judith Dillon of Placerville, the Fund for the Homeless was […]

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