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Lake Forest Park almost ready

A NEW PLAY PLACE — El Dorado Hills CSD Special Projects Manager Kent Oakley, right, and CSD General Manager John P. Skeel talk about the new equipment at Lake Forest Park on Francisco Drive. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The fences at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s newest park will come down soon, possibly by the end of this month. Then it’s games on at Lake Forest Park where children will enjoy a playground with endless imaginative possibilities while sports and exercise enthusiasts take advantage of the park’s bocce ball court, two […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen Center turns 4

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CELEBRATION — With cake, candles and about 30 smiling faces, youths at the El Dorado Hills Teen Center took a break from homework, tutoring and games of Guitar Hero to celebrate the center’s fourth anniversary Thursday afternoon. Pictured left to right: Ahmed Ballal, 13; Kami Lally, 14; Ryan Enochs, 12; Frankie Casazza, 16; Kelsey Ruso, […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Defensible space and weed abatement: It’s everyone’s responsibility

By Battalion Chief Mike Webb Cameron Park Fire Department Now is the time to start thinking about and creating “Defensible Space” around your home or to begin the clearing and cleaning of the vacant lots under your ownership. Just as your local fire agencies are gearing up and preparing for our fast approaching fire season, […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad turned Army sergeant comes home

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Blair Neelands is a sergeant in the United States Army. She has been stationed in Afghanistan for the past 10 months but got two weeks of R&R just after Christmas and came home to spend it with family in El Dorado County. A 2008 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, Neelands actually joined the Army […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What do you love about the El Dorado Hills Teen Center?

LAUREN REINER — "I love that I get to work with kids from so many backgrounds. This place is important to all of them.

LAUREN REINER, El Dorado Hills — “I love that I get to work with kids from so many backgrounds.” VICTOR MUNOZ, El Dorado Hills — “It gives me something to do in this small, quiet little town.” KAREEM BALLAL, El Dorado Hills — “The staff are really nice. I feel safe and I can be […]

1 Comment / January 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom recommits to affordable housing, just not ‘inclusionary’

After eight years of using inclusionary zoning to provide affordable housing in Folsom, the Folsom City Council decided it wasn’t working the way they thought it would. At the city council meeting on Jan. 11, the members unanimously voted to go in another direction. Rather than talk about “affordable” housing, City Council members focused on […]

No Comment / January 21, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Ryan Harvey

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Army Reserve Sgt. Ryan D. Harvey has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. The soldier is a member of the 304th […]

No Comment / January 21, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »