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Growth-control initiatives shot down by voters

El Dorado County ballot Measures M, N and O took the local equivalent of President Obama’s famous “shellackin’” last Tuesday. Obama made it a household term right after 2010 midterm elections poked a big, sharp stick in the eyes of Democrats. Early results from the county Elections Department showed “No” votes ahead of “Yes” votes […]

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Reed Pattison — a cheese expert at your service

GOUDA KING — Reed Pattison, cheese manager at Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills, is now a certified cheese professional, an honor earned only by 406 individuals globally. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“Let me tell you about this cheese I just had.” Whether customers asked him where to find bulk granola or the paper towels, Reed Pattison couldn’t stop telling people about cheese. Easy to see why three years ago Pattison became a Nugget Markets cheese specialist and he’s turned the El Dorado Hills cheese counter into his […]

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Grace Foundation closes its doors indefinitely

After a three-year legal battle over sick horses and mounting debt due to their care, Grace Foundation has bolted the gates to its 600-acre equine therapy and animal rescue ranch off Latrobe. As recent as July things seemed to be looking up according to Grace Foundation Executive Director and founder Beth DeCaprio. After a plea […]

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Supes conceptually approve Town Center apartments

Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies’ proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex ion El Dorado Hills Town Center received conceptual approval at the Nov. 4 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The 4-1 vote, newly elected District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen voting no, came nearly two months after the county Planning Commission denied the project. The […]

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Malibu woman arrested on alleged movie studio scheme

A Malibu woman faces a 32-count indictment, unsealed Nov. 6, for an alleged fraud scheme related to construction of a movie studio — with one of the supposed locations in El Dorado Hills. Carissa Carpenter, 51, was arrested Nov. 5 in Venice on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to a government […]

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Deputy’s murder suspect moved to county

The man accused of shooting and killing a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and a Placer County sheriff’s detective was moved from Sacramento County to El Dorado County on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The decision to move Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamontes (aka Marcelo Marquez) to the Placerville jail was made by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, who said he decided […]

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King Fire stabilization projects Under way

PLACERVILLE — The Eldorado National Forest received $3,117,177 for emergency land stabilization activities on federal lands burned by the King Fire. The funds will be used to reduce risks of increased flooding and mud/debris flows. “The first step in helping the burned land recover was to assess the emergency work that needs to be completed before […]

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