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Dixon Ranch review delayed

Weather and a recusal factored into the El Dorado County Planning Commission putting off a decision regarding the Dixon Ranch planned development in El Dorado Hills. To be located on 280 acres south of Green Valley Road, near its intersection with Malcolm Dixon Road, the proposed project includes 605 single-family residential units, 84 acres of open space, a […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mik responds to recall notice

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco responded to the Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition he was served with Nov. 17. A group calling themselves El Dorado County Total Recall announced its efforts to do a “clean sweep” of all five supervisors via recall earlier this fall. The primary complaint filed by recall proponents states, “The voters […]

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Dog park donor gets lasting thanks

Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. In 2010 the Stahlhuths started the 1:2 financial campaign to get the dog park built. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills residents Paul and Janet Stahlhuth were surprised with a bench and plaque inside the El Dorado Hills dog park at Community Park Saturday. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild president Holly Morrison told the Stahlhuths the gift is a thank you for “their generous donation and community spirit.” In 2010 Paul challenged residents […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Village Life publisher handed the gavel

2016 El Dorado County Chamber board members pose for a photo at last week's installation dinner. Left to right: Vice President Gordon Helm, Past President Christa Campbell, Kevin Brown, Alice Perez, Ed Manansala, Vice President Mike Kobus, Mark Luster, President elect Susan VanDelinder, Susie Davies, Leonard Grado, President Richard Esposito and Kirk Bone. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 4-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 4 9:30 a.m. A Cranberry Lane resident flagged down deputies and informed them that is home had been burglarized. Someone stole a laptop. 10:13 a.m. A resident turned in a pistol for destruction on Acorn Glen Way. 11:05 a.m. Someone pried open the back […]

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Community backs Burke

Oak Ridge High School senior Taylor Gabbard speaks in support of her principal Paul Burke at the El Dorado Union High School District's Board of Trustees meeting. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Hundreds of supporters attended the El Dorado Union High School District’s monthly board meeting last Tuesday night to show solidarity for Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke, who has been on paid leave since Nov. 2 for undisclosed personnel reasons. Many spoke on behalf of Burke in hopes of seeing him back on the job. No […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grants make a difference

Aryn Reams, 11, shares some of the ways having Big Sister Sarah Costa in her life has made a difference at the El Dorado Hills Grants Gala last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

If listening to Big Sister Sarah Costa and her Little, Aryn Reams, talk about their relationship doesn’t warm your heart, call the cardiologist immediately. These two seemingly inseparable, lifelong friends spoke at last week’s El Dorado Hills Grants Gala, which celebrated grants given by the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. “I have grown so much […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »