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Cal Fire fee bills to arrive soon

By Joe Harn CPA, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller  The Cal Fire Fee bills are scheduled to be mailed to El Dorado County property owners this month. This bill should be addressed to the owner of record as of July 1, 2013. Below is pertinent information for those who receive a bill: The bill must be […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Voters get glimpse of candidate platforms

Offering us a preview of who they are and why they’re running, almost all of the candidates for El Dorado County elected department head positions filed a statement of candidacy. Joe Harn, 56, CPA, who is running to be re-elected Auditor-Controller, said his top priorities include protecting people’s tax dollars while ensuring the county stays […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH nursery getting up to code

A hearing to consider a request to permit a nursery and landscaping business in the north El Dorado Hills area is planned for the March 27 meeting of the El Dorado County Planning Commission. The business is located on a 9.6-acre parcel on the southeast corner of the intersection of Shadowfax Lane and Green Valley […]

No Comment / March 13, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Isabelle Grupp

Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, big sister Caroline Grupp, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, proud mom Rivers Grupp and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, surround the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Student of the Month Isabelle Grupp. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifth-grader Isabelle Grupp received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award Wednesday morning for her uncompromising work ethic and compassion. “She works harder than any other student at our school,” said Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters. “She always has a smile on her face and is incredibly supportive of […]

No Comment / March 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

West Slope road projects get funding boost

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission programmed $10 million in  federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding to projects and programs in western El Dorado County and the Sacramento Region earlier this month. Air quality in the Sacramento region, including El Dorado County, does not meet federal and state air quality standards for ozone. Ozone […]

No Comment / March 11, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Group clicks via camera club

An aged window in Coloma makes for an interesting photograph for the Chicks that Click. The group meets about once a month to photograph different sites and have lunch. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

These female friendships transcend mom talk or shopping. The dozen members of El Dorado Hills Chicks that Click share a mutual passion for photography. Three years ago people kept telling professional photographer Stephanie Redhair she had to meet Diane Orciuoli, another local woman most often found with a camera in hand. They struck up a […]

No Comment / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »