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Knight and Mikulaco go another round

A handful of people watched incumbent District 1 Supervisor John Knight and challenger Ron Mikulaco make their sales pitches to voters last Thursday at the League of Women Voters forum. In this last stretch before the June 5 election Mikulaco has made himself omnipresent in recent weeks, attending public meetings nightly, knocking on doors and often standing at […]

21 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Regular guy’ Mikulaco jousts with Knight

District 1 supervisor candidate and avid gardener Ron Mikulaco offered the El Dorado Hills Community Coalition a temporary home for its community garden in 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Saratoga project hits a few bumps before approval

Measure E, passed by the county’s voters in June, does not affect the proposed El Dorado Hills housing development known as Saratoga Estates. Chief Deputy County Counsel David Livingston and Planning Services Director Roger Trout told the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Sept. 13 they “are 100 percent confident that the Saratoga project is […]

1 Comment / September 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Road plan, fees move on

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved the county’s interim Capital Improvement Program and the Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program for 2016-17. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the four-part recommendation made by Community Development Agency staff; however, Supervisors Brian Veerkamp, Shiva Frentzen, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli carried the plan forward. The agenda […]

No Comment / September 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior center thriving 10 years later

Artists Elaine Wallin, right, and Jimmie Grann, center, add details to a design by Bonnie Williams during the Gilmore Senior Center 10th birthday celebration. The artists welcomed public participation in adding color to both canvases which will be on display at the senior center upon completion. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills celebrated 10 years of service to the community at a special birthday party last Friday afternoon, including an open house, activities and, of course, birthday cake. Invited speakers included District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and El Dorado Hills Community Services Directors Wayne Lowery and Allan Priest. Since 2006, […]

No Comment / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Little breathing room in county budget

• Fire districts, roads could get more money When the county’s books closed fiscal year 2015-16 last week, there was $4.1 million more in the fund balance than anticipated. El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton opened Monday’s special budget hearings by telling the Board of Supervisors that he and his budget team focused on the […]

No Comment / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local races set on November ballot

With so much attention focused on the presidential race, voters shouldn’t forget that many other spots on local city councils, water, school, fire and other boards will be filled this November. In some cases, no candidates have filed for a seat or an insufficient number have filed. El Dorado County Elections Department officials said if there is an insufficient […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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