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Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 3: Brent Dennis leaves the EDHCSD

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis wrapped up his duties in September 2016 and said goodbye to the community he’s served for four years. He took a new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim. “He arrived when we needed leadership and consistency. We’ve spent the last four years […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Medical device CEO gets prison term

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills, to 12 months and one day in prison for tax evasion, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. During the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen scores with soccer charity

Oak Ridge junior Jack Handen has organized a charity youth soccer tournament this Saturday, Dec. 3 with proceeds benefiting other youth in the greater Sacramento area who need financial aid to play the game. “I think it’s sad when someone has to give up a sport because it is not financially viable,” Jack said. “I […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge XC girls 11th in state

FRESNO — The Oak Ridge varsity girls team took 11th at last Saturday’s CIF State Championship Cross Country race at Woodard Park. The Lady Trojans set seasonal bests on the 5K state meet course. Luke Bricca also had a good day, placing 31st with a time of 15:55, just 5 seconds off his best time […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

Janet Kenneweg stands near the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, where she has spent the last decade building senior programs and making many friends. Kenneweg retired on Nov. 12. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Library needs support

EDITOR: El Dorado Hills has one of the best libraries in the state. Our library is innovative, informative and a vibrant community asset. One of the reasons our library has become a shining jewel in our community and an example to libraries elsewhere is because of the support of the Friends of the Library organization. […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Former supervisors Briggs, Santiago denied back pay

A case with roots that go back more than 10 years received a tentative decision Oct. 27 in Auburn. Placer County Superior Court Judge Charles D. Wachob ruled in favor of El Dorado County in the case officially titled Ronald Briggs, et al., v. County of El Dorado. The ruling determined that former El Dorado County […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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