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These Spring Break memories will last a lifetime

This past Spring Break about 120 local high school students put down the books and picked up their hammers. Instead of partying on the lake, these teens volunteered with Rolling Hills Christian Church to make the long drive down to Moclovio Rojas, Mexico, where they built nine houses for the town’s residents. For the last […]

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Ghost town brought back to life

Clarksville Day 2012 attracted an estimated 4,000 people on Saturday, including a record number of ranch family descendants. Serrano’s original ranch residents, the Walker clan, were out in force to celebrate the 85th birthday of Mazie Carnell, who attended Clarksville’s one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, often with her little sister Pat in tow. Pat Johnson […]

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CSD turns 50

Fifty years ago developer Alan Lindsey launched a plan for a place called El Dorado Hills — “a new community with a noble purpose.” A Community Services District was formed in 1962 to help deliver that purpose, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Lindsey’s master plan was designed by Viennese architect Victor Gruen, who Malcolm Gladwell, […]

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The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch

Following is a reprint of a 2009 Village Life story Charismatic frontier women defined Serrano’s predecessor Most of Serrano was once 2,800-acre Walker family ranch. It rose to prominence early in the century on the backs of colorful western characters that could be torn from the pages of Steinbeck or Stegner, strong-willed men and especially […]

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EDH Crime Watch: April 26 through May 2

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Thieves at work April 26: Someone stole a generator, air compressor, tools and a quad from a garage at a Carmen Drive home under construction. Jumping in April 27: A 48-year-old, allegedly intoxicated man reportedly jumped into a fountain at a Park Drive shopping […]

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‘Uppal’ battle to unseat McClintock

“Moderate is not a dirty word,” said upstart Democrat Jack Uppal, 57, who faces an uphill battle against incumbent Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Uppal’s economic policy is a mix of “trickle up” relief for a beleaguered middle class, which he sees as the […]

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Beyonce teams with Dr. Phil to save mom, eight puppies

Tiny pup Beyonce’s mission to save the lives of other homeless dogs and cats was put into action when her rescue group, The Grace Foundation of Northern California, received a call from a family friend of Dr Phil. Dr. Phil had received information about a Jindo (Korean breed of dog) with eight puppies that were slated to […]

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