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Anti-growth attitudes nothing new

Raft resort owner, former supervisor and slow-growth superhero Bill Center blames El Dorado County’s exurban sprawl on 40 years on pro-growth supervisors and weak planning. He points to the 1996 General Plan as an example. “Right in the preamble … it said that gridlock traffic was an acceptable tradeoff for economic growth,” he said, shaking […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Center, Moore hoping for repeat ‘slow-growth’ success

Bill Center and Jim Moore became household names in El Dorado County politics during the decade straddling the millennium, shaping public opinion and policy with a growth-inhibiting ballot initiative, lawsuits both real and threatened, all executed with deft and sometimes ruthless political moxie. Recently the former El Dorado County supervisor and a Democratic pollster have […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Brunei goes international … sort of

Brunei and puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella take a break outside the Sacramento International airport. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fighting hunger one child at a time

Half a dozen children arrive early, the first in line for free lunch at the Glenview Apartments on Bass Lake Road. Every weekday the recreation room bustles at lunch hour since the Seamless Summer Feeding Program began at the end of May. Kim Andreasen, director of Food Services for Buckeye Union and Rescue Union school […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Enjoy fun, fireworks at Summer Spectacular

Be dazzled at Cameron Park’s 14th annual Summer Spectacular Saturday, June 29. The fun-filled day of music, food, activities and exhibits concludes at dark with a world-renowned fireworks show over the lake. Many are familiar with the event for the fireworks alone, but the fun stretches out the whole day. At 2 p.m. the Kenny Frye […]

No Comment / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food bank expands its outreach

Food bank officials and supporters break ground on a new building. Courtesy photo

In a simple groundbreaking ceremony in Cameron Park earlier this month, El Dorado County’s largest collaborative charity turned the first spades of dirt in a community enhancement project that will provide services to at-risk populations throughout the county. The new Food Bank of El Dorado County 20,000-square-foot community facility slated to open in December 2013 […]

No Comment / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom names new Environmental and Water Resources director

Folsom City Manager Evert Palmer recently announced that Marcus Yasutake has been appointed as Environmental and Water Resources director for the city of Folsom. Yasutake will oversee a department of approximately 50 employees, providing water and waste water services to the city’s residential and commercial customers. Yasutake currently serves as senior engineer for the city’s […]

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