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Tea Party Patriots cheer for healthcare repeal, vow to stay involved

TEA PARTY — A large crown fills the Holiday Inn Express meeting room during the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills' meeting Wednesday evening. Rep. Tom McClintock's Community Outreach Director Norman Gonzales spoke to the audience of more than 100 people. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills resident Kelley Nalewaja faces a dilemma. Her family’s health insurance is set to increase, again. The Nalewajas used to pay around $500 for themselves and their three school-age children. Then the cost increased to about $600. Later this year that figure’s expected to jump to more than $800, Nalewaja told the 100-plus […]

2 Comments / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Cash for College’ workshops announced

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Alyson Huber, a past Cal Grant recipient, wants to remind students and parents that March 2 is the deadline to apply for Cal Grants. Cal Grants, a need-based financial aid program, has been a big part of making college affordable for many California families. To assist students with applying for CalGrants and other […]

No Comment / January 19, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Waterford HOA shakeup: New roof spurs recall

ROUGHED UP OVER A ROOF? Tony Marchionna stands in fron of his Waterford home, where he recently installed a composition roof with HOA board approval. The board's approval angered some in the upscale community and now those serving face a recall election. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Waterford Village Homeowners Association board members face a recall following their approval of composition roof in the otherwise tile and shake shingled El Dorado Hills neighborhood. Ballots will be counted during a Waterford residents only meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Fire Station 85 on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Ballots can be carried […]

2 Comments / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Robotics team has great visions

M-CUBED, a local robotics team, works with its robot at the regional FIRST Lego League competition. The team advanced to the Northern California State Competition at Newark Memorial High School on Jan. 29. Courtesy photo

By Justin Voo & Shefali Pandya M-Cubed, a FIRST Lego League robotics team, cares about the 1.3 billion people in the world who don’t have eye care and decided to help. Team members Nishita, Ravi, Justin, Simon, Shefali and Hammad presented their ideas at two recent FIRST Lego League competitions at Sam Brannan Middle School […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

For many, a ShelterBox is home

ShelterBoxes provide tents and other supplies necessary for survival following a disaster. Photo courtesy of ShelterBox

When a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing hundreds of thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless, the international disaster relief organization ShelterBox  delivered aid to alleviate the misery of families in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. A ShelterBox Response Team was dispatched on Jan. 13 and 930 ShelterBoxes were […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: How much protection do you think members of Congress should have?

"They should have a lot. I think they should all carry concealed weapons on their persons at all times." Curt Tucker, Rescue

Curt Tucker, Rescue “They should have a lot. I think they should all carry concealed weapons on their persons at all times.” Marylin Tucker, Rescue “I’m 100 percent with (Curt). I truly believe they ought to have their own, personal protection.” Lori Dimini, El Dorado Hills “After what happened in Tuscon … they should have […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

DST’s Business Development VP retires

Ray Matteson

After 35 years with the company, DST Output vice president of Business Development Ray Matteson retired on Jan. 4. “Leaving DST Output is a significant milestone,” Matteson said. “But it doesn’t mean I’m going to retire so much as just find something different to do.” “I don’t think retirement is something you should aspire to do, […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »