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Casting a new light on John Knight

John Knight, 63, at home in El Dorado Hills, says that he likes to start the day with the Wall Street Journal. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

“What you see is what you get,” was John Knight’s answer when asked if he had anything he wanted people to know about him — or not to know about him. No wacky tattoos and no secrets. El Dorado County’s District 1 supervisor admitted, however, he does enjoy a good cigar and a shot of […]

2 Comments / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition picks up new strategies to prevent substance abuse

Washington, D.C. — Health advocates from El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition joined 2,800 substance abuse prevention leaders from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions (CADCA) of America’s 21st annual National Leadership Forum. The forum is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses […]

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

Tea Party Patriots in El Dorado Hills hear Assembly candidates

By Moses Breuer Last Wednesday night six of eight candidates running for the state’s 4th Assembly District seat took the chance to introduce themselves at a Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Holiday Inn in El Dorado Hill’s Town Center. The election to fill the seat vacated by now Sen. Ted Gaines is scheduled for […]

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

People Talk: How do you think recent Middle East turmoil will affect us locally?

Chris Dravetsky El Dorado Hills "€œIt leaves me wondering if it could happen here. We've already got the Tea Party and the unions fighting in Wisconsin. We need two parties, but I wish they could work together in the middle ground."€

Chris Dravetsky, El Dorado Hills “€œIt leaves me wondering if it could happen here. We’ve already got the Tea Party and the unions fighting in Wisconsin. We need two parties, but I wish they could work together in the middle ground.”€ Dan Adams, El Dorado Hills “It wouldn’€™t have happened a year ago. The whole […]

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

Sierra Wildlife Rescue has long list of March classes

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will continue its spring classes for rehabbers and the general public in March. Classes scheduled are: Basic First Aid for Song Birds, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Fawns, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Rabbits, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Introduction to Local Wildlife (repeat), March […]

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

Snow surprises Realtor and El Dorado Hills residents

Snow dusts the eastern edge of El Dorado Hills Saturday morning. Photo by Michael Alumbaugh

By Mike Alumbaugh Realtor I was on my way over to unlock a house for a pest inspector a little before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. As I drove up Wilson Boulevard I was still half a sleep I think. It was cold out, another gray and gloomy February morning. I was thinking of a local […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary crab feed ‘legendary’

HATS OFF to Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, seen here with an Interact Club member. He and his fellow Rotarians and Interact volunteers pulled off another great crab feed in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

About 350 people chowed down on 1,500 ponds of delicious Dungeness crab at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Crab Feed on Feb. 19. Rotary volunteers and 70 Oak Ridge High School Interact Club students set up, served up and cleaned up at the annual event, which raises money for local and international projects. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »