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West Slope road projects get funding boost

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission programmed $10 million in  federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding to projects and programs in western El Dorado County and the Sacramento Region earlier this month. Air quality in the Sacramento region, including El Dorado County, does not meet federal and state air quality standards for ozone. Ozone […]

No Comment / March 11, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Group clicks via camera club

An aged window in Coloma makes for an interesting photograph for the Chicks that Click. The group meets about once a month to photograph different sites and have lunch. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

These female friendships transcend mom talk or shopping. The dozen members of El Dorado Hills Chicks that Click share a mutual passion for photography. Three years ago people kept telling professional photographer Stephanie Redhair she had to meet Diane Orciuoli, another local woman most often found with a camera in hand. They struck up a […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Need for public transit rising

The need for public transportation for El Dorado County’s western slope residents will continue to rise, particularly for El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park where housing forecasts are up and the senior population is growing, county transit officials concluded at a public meeting held at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last week. El Dorado County Transportation Commission and El Dorado […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planners OK more Valley View homes

A proposal to create 61 residential lots and one open space lot in Valley View Village in El Dorado Hills was recently approved 5-0 by the El Dorado County Planning Commission. The original Valley View Specific Plan, approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1998, includes 2,840 homes. To date, 1,930 homes have been entitled […]

1 Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH man indicted for attempted tax evasion

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on three counts of attempted tax evasion. The sealed Feb. 27 indictment of Kamyar Soltani, 45, was unsealed March 4, revealing three charges of attempted tax evasion, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner stated. Soltani was arrested on March 3. He was […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Primary candidates finalized

Friday was do-or-die time for those who had taken out papers but had not yet taken the final steps to run for office. By 5 p.m. it was clear who was in and who was out in the final line up for the June primary. Running for District 4 El Dorado County supervisor will be […]

1 Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen rolls Cherokee

A 17-year-old boy escaped with minor injuries after his SUV rolled and landed in a creek bed on Brittany Way Tuesday morning. At 7:10 a.m. the driver, late for school, was traveling eastbound west of Morman Island Road in El Dorado Hills at approximately 50 mph in a 25 mph zone when he lost control of […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »