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Watchdogs howl for open meetings

El Dorado Irrigation District officials have agreed to let the public sit in on previously closed meetings of a Redistricting Advisory Committee tasked with recommending boundary alignments to the five El Dorado Irrigation District divisions. The shift toward greater transparency in the redistricting process came as a result of a contentious Community Council meeting in El […]

No Comment / April 18, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire gets a little smaller

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board spent last Wednesday morning behind closed doors grilling the “final four” fire chief candidates; April 26 is the target to announce the new chief. In the afternoon they opened the doors to finalize the latest district downsizing plans. As a result of their actions, the new chief will have […]

No Comment / April 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Handcar Derby pushes you to the limit

FULL SPEED AHEAD —€” A women's team at the Folsom Handcar Derby gives it their all. This year's events take place April 30 and May 1, with a practice session on April 23. Courtesy photo

If you haven’t started training … get moving before your chance to compete in the Folsom Handcar Derby goes zipping by. The annual event hosted by the Folsom, El Dorado & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association and the Sacramento Valley Railroad takes place on April 30 (time trials) and May 1 (race day) with a practice […]

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

People Talk: What do you think about the possible departure of the Kings?

Wally Jukes, Latrobe "I watched them play their hearts out for three quarters and then lose in the fourth for years. This really isn't much different."

Dan Russell, Folsom “Of course it’s sad to see Sacramento lose a pro team, but I think we went overboard to try to keep them. A pro team shouldn’t rely on city funding. The Maloofs can afford this.” Ed Spellacy, El Dorado Hills “The entire region needed to do more. The Kings weren’t a strictly […]

No Comment / April 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver murder trial to begin next month

Barring any major changes, the murder trial of Steven Paul Colver is expected to begin in less than one month. The 20-year-old Colver, who appeared briefly in an El Dorado County Superior Courtroom earlier this month, is accused of helping his teenage girlfriend plot and carry out the 2009 murder of her mother. But after […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills man, mother enter guilty pleas

An El Dorado Hills man and his mother pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering and concealing a felony, according a Department of Justice news release. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Tuesday that Anthony Portillo, 41, pleaded guilty a day earlier to money laundering while Portillo’s mother, Betty Gracia, 61, pleaded guilty to concealing a […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food bank blitz a success

MIKE SPROULL with the Food Bank of El Dorado County, left, and two Hands4Hope volunteers pose with some of the food collected during Hands4Hope's Food Bank Blitz. Courtesy photo.

Local community outreach organization, Hands 4 Hope – Youth Making A Difference, held its annual Spring Food Bank Blitz on Saturday, April 2. More than 200 volunteers from Sacramento and El Dorado counties worked shifts at grocery stores from Placerville to Orangevale, handing out flyers that explained how shoppers could help the hungry in our […]

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