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Sacramento Metro forum goes green

SACRAMENTO—Sacramento is one of the nation’s leaders in green technology innovation, clean technology application and sustainable community strategies. Where these sectors converge in our region will be explored at a new Sacramento Metro Chamber forum, Innovate 2010, set for Friday, Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency. Innovate is designed to “connect the dots” between previously separate […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Transit announces Turkey Day schedule

The El Dorado County Transit Authority will not operate on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, or the Friday after, Nov. 26. El Dorado Transit’s business office and dispatch center will also be closed. Normal operation will resume on Saturday, Nov. 27. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 23, the dispatch center will accept Dial-A-Ride requests for Nov. 27-29. Dial-A-Ride requests […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

Senior programs, vets escape budget ax

AN OVERFLOW crowd at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Monday waits to hear grim news about which programs will fall victim to the budget ax, which has been sharpened to a worrisome edge. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Led by Jack Sweeney, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted Monday morning not to cut $1.5 million in programs recommended for reduction by the chief administrative officer — saving senior programs, University of California Cooperative Extension programs (4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers), the county museum and Geographical Information Services. Library services and […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in News | Read More »

CSD race: Bill Vandegrift keeps his seat

BILL VANDEGRIFT, left, seen here on election night with pal Tom Bowers, has retained his lead in the race for the third and final seat on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Director Bill Vandegrift has edged out closest challenger Chuck Hammond. The final vote count released by the El Dorado County Elections Department Monday evening has Vandegrift 20 votes ahead for the third open board seat. County Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz told Village Life  Tuesday morning all votes are now […]

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Dangerous Green Valley Road intersection may get ‘quick fix’

GREEN VALLEY RANCH ENTRANCE - Deputy DOT Director Matt Smeltzer surveys the intersection of Green Valley and Deer Valley Roads, at the entrance to Green Valley Ranch, trying to confirm there'€™s enough room on the shoulder to squeeze in temporary turn lanes. The "quick fix"€ would protect left turners until the promised full-scale intersection improvement, currently planned for 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The intersection where Deer Valley Road meets Green Valley Road has gained a dangerous reputation. Green Springs Ranch residents want El Dorado County officials to do something about it. Last week District 1 Supervisor John Knight and county Department of Transportation Deputy Director Matt Smeltzer began dialogue with concerned residents of the semi-rural development, a […]

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Green Springs Ranch has fun history

Green Springs Ranch is one of the oldest documented pioneer settlements in El Dorado County, according to the Rescue Historical Society, which traces the community’s roots to Rufus Hitchcock’s Green Springs House — an inn and supply stop established in 1848 along the Old Coloma Road, a portion of which is still visible from the […]

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Rolling Hills team shows compassion, love in the time of cholera

SAVING LIVES —€” Nurse Jill Gambetta, Dr. Dario Gambetta and Dr. Guy Guilfoy, left to right, tend to 12-year-old Jude, a severely ill patient whose serious condition brought to light the cholera outbreak in Haiti's northwest region. Photo by Nick Sharples

Rolling Hills Christian Church parishioners have seen poverty. But never like this. They’ve worked long hours. But never like this. People have touched their hearts. But never like this. One week in Haiti forever changed 60 volunteers who set out on one mission but, as God works in mysterious ways, something completely different happened. On […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »