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Recall explanation

EDITOR: Recall has been a fundamental part of our governmental system since 1911 when Article II was amended to the California Constitution by voters. Recall has been used by voters to express their dissatisfaction with their elected representatives. The effort to recall the El Dorado County supervisors has been brought forward by a countywide group […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | 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 »

EID customers reduced water use by 40 percent

For the month of November El Dorado Irrigation District customers reduced their water use by 40 percent compared to November 2013. EID is required to reduce its water consumption by 28 percent from June 2015 through February 2016, compared to the same months in 2013, under a mandate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Holiday home tours inspire spirit of the season

Three holiday home tours take place in early December. A holiday home tour is the perfect place to get decorating ideas, do a little shopping, and enjoy the spirit of the season. This Tudor home on 38th Street in East Sacramento is one of five in the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour this weekend. Courtesy graphic by Patt Illouli houseportraitsusa.com

One of the delightful aspects of the holiday season is the creativity and effort folks put into decorating their homes. There are neighborhoods throughout the region decorated to the hilt. It’s fun to look at them as you drive by. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you could walk inside? Three holiday home tours […]

Comments Off / November 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Supervisors update planning documents

After two-and-a-half days deep in the weeds, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 13 voted tentatively to adopt a range of recommendations that will lead to General Plan amendments and a change in the county’s Zoning Ordinance. The project titled the Targeted General Plan Amendments and  Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) required an extensive […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire fighting for promised revenue

El Dorado County owes the El Dorado Hills Fire Department more than $500,000 — funds guaranteed to the fire department after it annexed the Latrobe Fire Protection District. In 2014-15 and 2015-16 the department expected to receive a little more than $256,000 each fiscal year as outlined in an El Dorado County Board of Supervisors resolution guaranteeing that […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Are you ‘over the hill’?

When I think about the expression “over the hill” I think about the aging process. When I hear this expression, it usually means he or she is too old now to “get the job done.” The last time I heard the expression was while listening to two men discussing an upcoming fight between two professional […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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