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Park lights shaped CSD history

Park lights. Those two innocent words have inflamed passions in El Dorado Hills since the early 1980s, ranking right up there as topics of controversy with “yellow house,” “naturally-occurring asbestos” and, more recently, “John Skeel.” The issue played a part in two successive EDHCSD board recalls efforts in the late 1980s, the first of which […]

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EDH Fire prepares residents for worse-case disaster

Preparing the community and its Fire Department for a worse-case-disaster scenario is a critical priority for El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. This year the El Dorado Hills Fire Department will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in the Lakehills neighborhood, an area considered high risk for wildland fire. It will involve the community, law […]

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Handcar derby kicks of 21st year

Handcar race teammates Carmaine Cotham, 46; Zane Walker, 50; and Dan Bocinski, 46, left or right, prepare to propel the handcar down the track as fast as they can. The team from Rancho Cordova will compete in this weekend's Folsom Handcar Derby. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The 21st running of the Folsom Handcar Derby will take place May 19 & 20 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. Sunday […]

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People Talk: Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

 

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Moms enjoy a night out with their little man

Karen Smith and her son Aidan, 9, left, goof aroud with Natalie Fransham and her son Clark, 9, at The Mom Prom — Mustache Bash Saturday night. Photo by Whitney Kahn

About 150 moms and sons enjoyed the first Mom Prom — Mustache Bash with Mommy’s Little Man hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Satyrday night. Guests at the CSD gym played Pin the Mustache on Burt Reynolds and Pin the Mustache on Mario, Step on the ‘Stache (a variation of musical chairs), […]

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Blue Oak students spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s

The Blue Oak spelling bee team includes, left to right: Kaira Bernaldez, Yush Kapoor, Dean Bernaldez, Dominic Benedetti, Coach Sandy Stoeber, Sarah Beckett and Madison Washburn. Photo by Julie Samrick

Having the best spelling command of words like g-r-u-e-s-o-m-e, b-o-u-q-u-e-t and n-o-u-r-i-s-h earned Blue Oak Elementary’s team of third and fourth graders the top spot in the 32nd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee held in Pollock Pines on Friday. Also on the podium out of 20 participating schools were Jackson Elementary in second place […]

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‘Mrs. G’ crowned Teacher of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Teacher of the Year Debbie Giannotti, seated holding plaque, is surrounded by family, colleagues, students and Rotarians congratulating her on her success. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Ridge High School Assistant Principal Pam Bartlett couldn’t say enough about the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Teacher of the Year. Debbie Giannotti, aka “Mrs. G,” has boundless energy and enthusiasm for her students and encourages lifelong learning, Bartlett told the crowd at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She changes the lives of her students,” Bartlett […]

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