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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 »

Community Vision Coalition collaborates to hand out grants

By Chase Bisson Youth journalist On Feb. 2 I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition Grant Selection Committee Orientation at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District office. This was a chance for group decision making on how best to spend the coalition’s donation totaling $30,000. […]

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

Freeway Service Patrol now available in El Dorado County

The Freeway Service Patrol is a program managed by the California Highway Patrol providing emergency roadside assistance on freeways. The FSP program is funded through Department of Motor Vehicle Registration fees and is designed to increase roadway safety, reduce motorist delay, congestion and air pollution, as well as improve the overall efficiency of freeway operations. […]

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

The year of the vegetable?

HEALTHY SNACK — First grader Raul Garcia shows off his bowl of vegetables grown at Theodore Judah Elementary School's garden. Courtesy photo

Mercy Folsom helps local students bring in healthy harvest Is 2011 the year of the vegetable? Students in Mrs. Ghidossi’s first grade class at Theodore Judah School in Folsom think so. On Feb. 16 they celebrated the harvest from their winter vegetable garden — cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage. Canen Peterson, school principal, was on hand […]

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