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Gaines eyes insurance commissioner post

Sen. Ted Gaines

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, recently announced his candidacy for California insurance commissioner. “The insurance commissioner should work to protect consumers, keep rates low, and make it easier for companies to hire and retain workers,” Gaines said. Gaines noted that under its current leadership, the California Department of Insurance has become a hostile bureaucracy that is […]

1 Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Abigail Brown

Congratulations Abgail — BUSD Superintendent David Roth, RUSD Superintendent David Swart, Marina Village Principal George Tapanes, Mom Laura Brown, Dad Justin Brown and sister Sarah Brown, back row left to right, celebrate Abigail Brown's Student of the Month award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Marina Village eighth-grader Abigail Brown has a full schedule but school counselor Myrna Harp noted, “She’s never too busy to lend a helping hand.” For this and many other reasons the 13-year-old received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month award Wednesday morning. Nominated by Harp, Abigail was commended for her […]

No Comment / October 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eagle Scout spruces up Marina Village

Preston Jamieson

Marina Village students have a new place to catch up on their texting between classes thanks to an Eagle Scout who followed in his big brother’s footsteps. Last month Preston Jamieson, 14, and his work crew (fellow Scouts, friends and family) installed a new bench at the El Dorado Hills middle school, turning a barren hillside into […]

No Comment / October 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosting dinner for thieves

Tickets are now on sale for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit group’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities. “Thieves In The Temple” will have a bit of an “Indiana Jones”/”Lara Croft Tomb Raider”/ “The Mummy: feel to it. Placerville’s Old Town Grill […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County begins eminent domain action on Silva Valley property

El Dorado County Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire one parcel in El Dorado Hills needed for the Silva Valley Parkway interchange. Recommended by the county’s Transportation Division of the Community Development Agency, the resolution opens the process based on the determination that the project represents the “greatest […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CHP seeks senior volunteers

The California Highway Patrol’s Placerville Area Office is looking for motivated citizens who want to give something back to their community as senior volunteers. Senior volunteers are CHP employees who assist in both administrative and field capacities. The objectives of the CHP Senior Volunteer program are: to assist the CHP in providing enhanced public service to […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Step right up for a say in El Dorado Hills’ future

The newly formed Community Economic Development Advisory Committee of El Dorado Hills’ steering committee is looking for a few thousand good men and women to help decide what the community will look like over the next 25 years. In a joint interview with Village Life, CEDAC-EDH volunteers Hal Erpenbeck and Steve Ferry said community input […]

3 Comments / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »