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Community gardeners get down and dirty

GARDEN GIRL Ashley Michelin preps the soil at the temporary Community Garden. She and other community gardeners planted tomatoes, garlic, onions, squash and zucchini this past Saturday.

El Dorado Hills Community Gardeners planted their inaugural crop Saturday at the temporary site located in a former strawberry field. Local plumber and farmer Ron Mikulaco volunteered a close-to-ready garden plot near his home on Green Valley Road, adjacent to the strawberry stand 1.7 miles east of Silva Valley Parkway. Longer term, the recently created […]

No Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Giddy-up: Clarksville Day brings the Old West back to life

GOLD MINER Russ Kurz will teach prospectors how to find the glittery gold in the muck during Clarksville Day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills history comes to life on Saturday, May 7, at the fifth annual Clarksville Day celebration, brought to you by the hard-working volunteers of The Clarksville Region Historical Society and their generous sponsors. They’ve make the old ghost town safe for the hundreds participants and thousands of anticipated attendees. The lineup of local […]

1 Comment / April 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Have rising gas prices changed your driving habits?

Gene Pearson, El Dorado Hills
“Yes. I’m combining my trips whenever I can. I take less joy rides in the country.”

Gene Pearson, El Dorado Hills “Yes. I’€™m combining my trips whenever I can. I take less joy rides in the country.”   Jackie Kring, El Dorado Hills “€œI have a lot of friends and family in Roseville and I used to be over there all the time. Not so much any more.” Jim Barroso, Paradise […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom names new police chief

Folsom's new police Chief Cynthia Renaud.

Folsom City Manager Kerry Miller announced Friday the appointment of Cynthia Renaud as police chief.  Renaud is currently a commander with the city of Long Beach Police Department. She will assume her new duties on May 2, with an annual salary of $178,992. “Commander Renaud competed successfully in a very rigorous recruitment process for the […]

4 Comments / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Board of Supervisors eyes road fee reduction

County taxpayers and future developers could catch a break if the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors moves forward on a potential plan to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. On his department’s drawing board since late January, DOT chief Jim Ware presented an update on his TIM fee research at last week’s board meeting. TIM […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school registration deadlines set

Oak Ridge High School The Counseling Office will be closed for summer break from June 27 through July 15, reopening July 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be available after Aug. 3. New students in grades 9 and 10 may register on July 29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and on Aug. […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Take precautions around the water this spring

Cold temperatures, swift currents common Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the California Department of Boating and Waterways and California State Parks warn outdoor recreationists to take precautions this spring season. This year’s abundant snowfall and spring snowmelt will result in swift and cold river flows that can create treacherous conditions for all recreationists — waders, […]

No Comment / April 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »