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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Human Services plans homeless count; volunteers needed

An accurate count of the homeless could earn El Dorado County more funding to help them. Thinkstock image

Do you care about the plight of the homeless people in El Dorado County? Do you wish there were more housing and services to help people who truly want help? Are you frustrated with inadequate funding that doesn’t meet the needs of our community? For a single night during the last 10 days of January, […]

No Comment / January 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gaines’ special elections bill cuts out polling places

Sen. Ted Gaines

SACRAMENTO — Sent. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, announced that he has introduced a bill that will help cut the cost of special elections in smaller California counties. Senate Bill 109 will give counties with populations under 400,000 the option to hold solely vote-by-mail elections in situations where a special election is called. “My bill will help […]

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