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Silva Valley interchange: Construction could begin next spring

ALL THE DETAILS — DOT Senior Civil Engineer Adam Bane explains the construction process at the Silva Valley interchange workshop held Monday evening. About 20 residents and property owners attended. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nick Giannini has concerns. Seven years ago the Serrano resident bought his Mertola Way home, in part for the peace and quiet it provided. Last year construction noise interrupted his calm nights as crews worked on the Highway 50 carpool lanes and bridge improvements nearby. “When they were doing all the pile driving we heard […]

1 Comment / March 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

RecycleBank whats and wherefores

You’ve heard it was coming. Now it’s here. State and local officials were out in force Saturday at Nugget Market to kick off RecycleBank, the innovative program that lets El Dorado Hills families turn their recycling into points redeemable at local stores and restaurants. RecycleBank is a joint effort between the El Dorado Hills Community […]

2 Comments / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Goat Man’ bank robber pleads guilty

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing several banks throughout the region, including two in El Dorado County. John Raymond Porter, 43, the “Goat-Man Bandit,” pleaded guilty to serial bank robbery as part of a plea agreement with the Department of Justice. According to court documents, Porter pleaded guilty to nine bank robberies in total between 2008 […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Heritage Preservation League honors three

RAILROAD WORKERS DON'T RETIRE, THEY VOLUNTEER: Richard Hulbert was honored by the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom. He volunteers as chief mechanic and volunteer trainer for the Folsom El Dorado Sacramento Historic Railroad Association. Hulbert worked for Southern Pacific. Courtesy photo

Train expert Richard Hulbert, former Folsom Chamber of Commerce CEO Roger Zittel and the Baker family were honored for their contributions to preserving Folsom’s history at the Heritage Preservation League of Folsom’s meeting on Jan. 31. Richard Hulbert Hulbert received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership in preserving local and regional railroad history […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bulldog brainiacs best Academic Decathlon rivals

ASK THESE STUDENTS ABOUT "THE GREAT DEPRESSION": Folsom High Academic Decathlon Bulldogs defended their 1st-place position in the 2011 Sacramento County competition. Front row, left to right:  Allan Zhou, Allison Hamer, Ben Rosenfeld, Sydney Pierce, and Emmie Pope;  middle row: Marisa Franz, Janice Chan, Tim Bai; back row: Topher Anderson, Austin Kelley, Yiran Li, Spencer Buelna, coach Melinda Wilson. Courtesy photo

The Folsom High School Academic Decathlon team took the Sacramento County championship on Feb. 5, beating 24 high schools in the county. Most importantly, the Folsom Bulldogs beat the Bella Vista Broncos, the high school that fielded dominating teams since the competition started in 1980. The Carmichael high school, in the San Juan Unified School […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about RecycleBank from your perspective?

John Skeel
El Dorado Hills
Commmunity Services District General Manager
"The community is involved in an overall effort to reduce our waste. That's a good thing. Once you start recycling it becomes easier. If there's an incentive like this, then we'll see less in the landfills. I think we can all feel good about that. The diversion rate will almost certain rise over the next year or two, so we're ahead of the game."

Asked at the RecycleBank kickoff party Debbie Manning, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO “From a local busienss perspective this will keep people who are already shopping local coming to our businesses, and encourage those who aren’t to get on in here. I mean, lok at this — 20 percent off any […]

No Comment / February 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock in EDH: ‘We’re doing what doesn’t work’

CONGRESSMAN Tom McClintock speaks to a packed house last Wednesday evening in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Jay Lensch

Congressman Tom McClintock sang along with a tea-fueled choir last Wednesday night at a packed town hall meeting in El Dorado Hills, riffing off audience comments and working free market, anti-regulation and pro-competition themes into every verse. Those who’ve followed McClintock’s career know that his themes haven’t changed much. They predate the current Tea Party […]

No Comment / February 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »