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Halloween horrors and laughs at Town Center

ALL WASHED UP — Jake Hornold, 11, celebrates winning a prize for his most creative washing machine costume at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Halloween festivities in El Dorado Hills Town Center Celebration on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Halloween enthusiasts young and old, four-legged and bipedal flocked to El Dorado Hills Town Center Saturday to show off their costume creations. The celebration included contests, games and tick-or-treating.

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

There’s magic at the library

Pirate Dillon Kumar, 3, enjoys a treat at the El Dorado Hills Library Hogwarts Halloween event. That cupcake was no match for the swashbuckler's appetite. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Little princesses, witches and pirates headed to the El Dorado Hills Library Friday for some wizardry and fun. The library staff hosted Hogwarts Halloween and brewed up some magical games and enchanting treats for event attendees. Mrs. Weasley (AKA Sandra Kelsey) and the children played “Simon Says” and a game based on the four houses […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Margaret Thatcher makes time for Larry Bassham

In the course of his career at Aerojet, Larry Bassham met a lot of important people, including Ronald Reagan, who only ate pie at lunch. His favorite such story is the April 2, 1990, briefing to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who hates formal presentations, preferring to talk to the presenter across a table. Bassham […]

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Star Wars architect recalls ‘Rocket Ranch’

STAR WARS architect Larry Bassham reminisces about his time working on missile defense systems at Aerojet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Like many original El Dorado Hills residents Larry Bassham can put that awesome “Aerojet — It IS rocket science” bumper sticker on his car. Bassham, who retired 10 years ago and lives with his wife Donna, worked at the “Rocket Ranch” in an atypical role. His largest contributions were in knocking missiles down rather than blowing […]

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EDH treatment plant boosts capacity

WATER TESTING — El Dorado Hills Water Treatment€” Plant operator Jake Maker tests water samples. The water is constantly sampled daily and recorded. Mother Lode News photo by Mike Raffety
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A year and a half of construction at a cost of $8 million and now the El Dorado Hills Water Treatment Plant has increased its capacity 33 percent. But the biggest benefit of the Phase 1B upgrade is the eliminationof chlorine gas. The chlorine gas, used to kill bacteria, had always left El Dorado Irrigation […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills CSD names new general manager

John Skeel

The El Dorado Hills CSD Board of Directors announced after a five-month national search they recently hired John P. Skeel as the new CSD general manager. Skeel joins the district with more than 22 years of related parks and recreation and private sector career experience. In order to meet the changing economic climate, over the past two […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bail raised in sexual assault case

Jason Sigur

The bail amount for a Yolo County man suspected of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old El Dorado Hills girl was increased to $10 million last week, 10 times the amount it was initially set at. Jason Sigur, 35, of Dunnigan, was arraigned in a Yolo County courtroom on Oct. 19. He faces 11 charges, including six […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »