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Petersens recipe for smaller, faster, cheaper emergency response

Asking a single ambulance to cover all of El Dorado Hills is “simply not the fastest way to get sick people to hospitals,” said Craig Petersen. He and his wife Sherry are running for the two contested seats on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. They question the ratio of 12 fire apparatus to one […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Author shares her thoughts on freedom, democracy

Jeanne Houston said she blames racism, an inflammatory press and wartime panic for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In times of war, misinformation and hysteria can lead to tragic mistakes. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, one of 120,000 Japanese Americans placed in 10 internment camps during World War II, knows this better than most. The author of “Farewell to Manzanar” shared her experiences and strong belief in democracy last week at the El Dorado Hills […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vote by mail ballots enter the mail stream Oct. 9

More than 70,000 ballots will enter the mail stream on their way to El Dorado County voters on Tuesday, Oct. 9. “Sixty-five percent of our voters have opted to receive their ballot in the mail and the number grows every election,” states Bill Schultz, Recorder-Clerk/Registrar of Voters. “Voters find it convenient to vote on their […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County needs dependable, professional volunteers

The Food Bank of El Dorado County is looking for several volunteers to assist El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity in two crucial areas of the Food Bank’s daily operations. Do you think you have what it takes to be a dependable, professional volunteer on a regular basis for a great organization? If so the […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH youngster a ScholarShare recipient

SACRAMENTO — ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings plan, recently announced the 40 winners of its Think Big! Save for College! Summer Reading Program promotion. For his efforts, El Dorado Hills third-grader Jonathan Shedd received a $529 check towards the cost of his future college education. ScholarShare also matched the winning contribution and provided the El Dorado Hills Library with […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bill Tobin’s a tireless volunteer

Part-time nuclear inspector, full-time volunteer Bill Tobin said he wants to be an open, honest EDHCSD director. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Win, lose or recount, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidate Bill Tobin knows where he’ll be after the election. He’s the volunteer coordinator for the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual Blues and Brews, a night of music and dancing that honors service men and women past and present, standing […]

3 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Los Rios board incumbent faces new challenger

The race is on as a newcomer challenges a long-time incumbent for the Lost Rios Community College District Board of Trustees Area 3 seat in the Nov. 6 election. El Dorado Hills resident Sanjay Dutta, the challenger, said he went to Yuba College from 1982 to 1985. Following that he earned a degree in electrical […]

Comments Off / October 01, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »