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Folsom’s south of 50 EIR OK’d

The Folsom City Council chamber was standing-room only as the council met on June 14 to approve the environmental impact report/environmental impact statement on the approximately 3,600 acres specific plan development between Highway 50 and White Rock Road south of the city. “I’ve been working on this for 17 years,” said council member Kerri Howell, […]

No Comment / June 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Offensive headstones will be replaced

Thirty-six racially offensive gravestones have been removed and will be replaced by new stones at Mormon Island Relocation Cemetery in El Dorado Hills. El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Terri Daly signed an agreement with the California Prison Industry Authority June 8, under which inmates will provide both skilled and unskilled labor for the project. […]

No Comment / June 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire dept. plans drill

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will conduct a multi-agency wildland fire exercise from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, on the west side of El Dorado Hills; Fire apparatus will move in and out of the Ridgeview and Promontory villages throughout the operational period of the exercise. The incident command post will […]

No Comment / June 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Steven Colver guilty

Steven Colver receives a guilty verdict El Dorado County Courthouse. Pool photo

On the two year anniversary of the discovery of Joanne Witt’s body in her El Dorado Hills home, Steven “Boston” Colver was convicted of the 47-year-old woman’s first-degree murder. News of the verdict came less than 24 hours after jurors began deliberations Tuesday afternoon. Colver, 21, along with attorney Dain Weiner, arrived in the Placerville […]

6 Comments / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Officials break out the golden shovels for new school

CLASS BEGINS — Larry Gualco for Lennar Communities, EDHCSD General Manager John Skeel, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Vicki Barber, Buckeye USD Board President Winston Pingrey, Mike McDougall with AKT Development and Buckeye USD Superintendent Terry Wenig dig up the first of many shovels full of dirt needed to construct the district's newest elementary school. Village Life Photo by Noel Stack

In one of her last official duties as Buckeye Union School District’s superintendent, Terry Wenig started a new project — the construction of the district’s sixth elementary school. Wenig welcomed her school board members, county officials, development company representatives and other guests to the new school’s groundbreaking ceremony in the Blackstone community off Latrobe Road […]

No Comment / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bodacious Babes ride again

By Debby Stone June 18, 2008, was a sunny, clear morning that Kathy Hurd will never forget and friend Kathi Sturgeon can’t remember. While riding their bicycles on El Dorado Hills Boulevard’s bike lane around 10 a.m. Hurd and Sturgeon were hit by an intoxicated, uninsured 19-year-old driver. Hurd and Sturgeon, members of the the […]

1 Comment / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cars add extra glitz at Sienna

THIS LAMBORGHINI got a lot of attention from spectators at the Concours Raduno at Sienna. Dozens of classic and classy cars were on display. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dozens of cars, from the classic Cadillac to the top-of-the-line Porche, filled the parking lot at La Borgota shopping center Tuesday evening as Sienna Restaurant hosted the Concours Raduno at Sienna. In addition to the cars, the evening included a fashion show by Runway Boutique in El Dorado Hills, wine tasting, appetizers and live music performed by The Rhythm […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »