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Young shoppers have a ball

Angel, 7, holds up a pretty dress she spotted at Target during the Snowball shopping spree Saturday morning. She was paired with adult shopper Michelle Petro for the event. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Before the sun came up Saturday the El Dorado Hills Target was filled with the sounds of laughter and chatter as shoppers filled their carts. This wasn’t a doorbuster Christmas sale. It was this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Snowball shopping event benefitting 150 local children, who, thanks to generous donors […]

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Connector receives SACOG funds

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector expressway recently received a financial boost when the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Board of Directors approved an allocation of $7.5 million to the project. The funding will help pay for construction of the 5.5-mile connector segment on White Rock Road from Prairie City Road in Folsom to Latrobe Road in […]

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Dixon Ranch review delayed

Weather and a recusal factored into the El Dorado County Planning Commission putting off a decision regarding the Dixon Ranch planned development in El Dorado Hills. To be located on 280 acres south of Green Valley Road, near its intersection with Malcolm Dixon Road, the proposed project includes 605 single-family residential units, 84 acres of open space, a […]

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Mik responds to recall notice

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco responded to the Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition he was served with Nov. 17. A group calling themselves El Dorado County Total Recall announced its efforts to do a “clean sweep” of all five supervisors via recall earlier this fall. The primary complaint filed by recall proponents states, “The voters […]

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Dog park donor gets lasting thanks

Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. In 2010 the Stahlhuths started the 1:2 financial campaign to get the dog park built. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills residents Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild president Holly Morrison told the Stahlhuths the gift is a thank you for “their generous donation and community spirit.” In 2010 Paul challenged residents […]

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Village Life publisher handed the gavel

2016 El Dorado County Chamber board members pose for a photo at last week's installation dinner. Left to right: Vice President Gordon Helm, Past President Christa Campbell, Kevin Brown, Alice Perez, Ed Manansala, Vice President Mike Kobus, Mark Luster, President elect Susan VanDelinder, Susie Davies, Leonard Grado, President Richard Esposito and Kirk Bone. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 4-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 4 9:30 a.m. A Cranberry Lane resident flagged down deputies and informed them that is home had been burglarized. Someone stole a laptop. 10:13 a.m. A resident turned in a pistol for destruction on Acorn Glen Way. 11:05 a.m. Someone pried open the back […]

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