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People Talk: How much protection do you think members of Congress should have?

"They should have a lot. I think they should all carry concealed weapons on their persons at all times." Curt Tucker, Rescue

Curt Tucker, Rescue “They should have a lot. I think they should all carry concealed weapons on their persons at all times.” Marylin Tucker, Rescue “I’m 100 percent with (Curt). I truly believe they ought to have their own, personal protection.” Lori Dimini, El Dorado Hills “After what happened in Tuscon … they should have […]

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

DST’s Business Development VP retires

Ray Matteson

After 35 years with the company, DST Output vice president of Business Development Ray Matteson retired on Jan. 4. “Leaving DST Output is a significant milestone,” Matteson said. “But it doesn’t mean I’m going to retire so much as just find something different to do.” “I don’t think retirement is something you should aspire to do, […]

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

Human Services plans homeless count; volunteers needed

An accurate count of the homeless could earn El Dorado County more funding to help them. Thinkstock image

Do you care about the plight of the homeless people in El Dorado County? Do you wish there were more housing and services to help people who truly want help? Are you frustrated with inadequate funding that doesn’t meet the needs of our community? For a single night during the last 10 days of January, […]

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

Gaines’ special elections bill cuts out polling places

Sen. Ted Gaines

SACRAMENTO — Sent. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, announced that he has introduced a bill that will help cut the cost of special elections in smaller California counties. Senate Bill 109 will give counties with populations under 400,000 the option to hold solely vote-by-mail elections in situations where a special election is called. “My bill will help […]

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

Alleged shooter in Nov. Folsom attack ID’d

Suspect Anthony Hernandez

The man accused of shooting a Placerville resident during a drug deal gone bad has been identified by the Folsom Police Department. Anthony Hernandez, 18, of Elk Grove, is believed to have shot a 21-year-old Placerville man in the abdomen in November 2010. The shooting victim, whose name has not yet been released, suffered non-life […]

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

CVS inches closer to new home

ON THE MOVE? The CVS/Pharmacy in Marketplace at Town Center could move down the road to the corner of White Roack and Latrobe roads. The El Dorado County Planning Commission recently reaffirmed the company's proposal to build at the new site. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Although company officials haven’t yet told their Marketplace at Town Center landlord, CVS/Pharmacy could move to a new location. Thursday, the El Dorado County Planning Commission reaffirmed CVS’ plans to opening another store less than a thousand feet away from its current location over the objections of Marketplace owner Dr. Charles Syers, a San Mateo […]

No Comment / January 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Funny money floating around Town Center

El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce officials are warning business owners to diligently check all cash coming into their shops and restaurants. “An incident happened at several of the Town Center businesses this past weekend where a blonde lady presents a $100 bill which is actually a bleached $5 bill,” the e-mail notice reads. El […]

No Comment / January 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »