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Residents get another look at Capital Southeast Connector

GETTING THE FACTS - Four Seasons residents Diane Salem, far left, and Sandra Parsons, left, get information about air quality impacts from Shannon Hatcher, right (behind the poster-board), with ICF International. Three to four dozen people attended the Capital Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Quality of life discussions surrounded nearly every poster-board at the Capitol Southeast Connector JPA workshop Tuesday evening as residents, many from El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community off White Rock Road, studied a road project they say will ruin their peaceful neighborhood. “It just doesn’t make much sense to us,” said Sandra Parsons. “I don’t […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dupray named interim Cameron Park CSD manager

Rusty Dupray

The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors held a special meeting on Friday, April 8, to deal with critical issues that couldn’t wait until the next regular meeting on April 20. One action item involved naming former El Dorado County supervisor Rusty Dupray as interim general manager of the CSD. Fred Smith manager […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Camellia Cup results

NO TYPICAL DAY ON THE LAKE —€” Folsom'€™s James Goldberg and crew catch wind after raising their spinnaker on Hana Hou during the 45th annual Camellia Cup Regatta held on Folsom Lake. Photo by John Poimiroo

Charles Witcher’s 13-foot Banshee class dinghy, “Ghost,” was an apparition that could not be touched as he sailed to four, first-place finishes to win the 45th annual Camellia Cup Regatta on Folsom Lake April 9. In the 40 years that Banshees have competed in the Camellia Cup, Witcher’s win was the first regatta championship by […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosts homeless discusion

HOMELESS TALK — Donnie Maggard, Vivek Anand and Jessie Mills, standing left to right, discussed their experience with homelessness at a panel discussion at the CSD on Friday, moderated by Hands4Hope President Jennifer Bassett, far right. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Hands4Hope continues to put local kids on the front lines of challenging social issues most would never face in El Dorado Hills. The nonprofit’s founder and president Jennifer Bassett hosted a panel discussion on homelessness Friday that attracted roughly 100 attendees. Half  were kids, many too young to comprehend the powerful message from three brave […]

No Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Biz Walk uncovers manufacturing boom

CHAMBER IN ACTION - Cathey Cort, left, gets the low down from Lorie Symon, the controller at Aerometals, an aircraft parts manufacturor located in the business park, with Clyde Green from Small Business Development Center taking notes during the fourth annual El Dorado Hills Business Walk. Chamber members visited more than 160 businesses.Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

I have to admit, it’s getting better A little better all the time Falsetto: It can’t get any worse — The Beatles The fourth annual El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Business Walk put chamber members and elected officials on the streets once more — clipboards in hand, geeky convention badges around our necks flipped […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What should be done for the homeless?

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”

Asked at the Hands4Hope special meeting on homelessness Donnie Maggard, Placerville “This is a tough question, and I can’€™t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’€™s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone […]

1 Comment / April 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Making lemonade out of a budget lemon

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Current and former Jackson Elementary School students sold lemonade Saturday to raise money for their El Dorado Hills school. They brought in $78.

2 Comments / April 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »