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Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/ Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said […]

6 Comments / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes delay one initiative, OK another

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors effectively quashed a citizen initiative related to land development July 29. Without killing it directly, the board sent it for a “30-day review” specifically for analysis of its potential economic impact to the county. That process would extend beyond the statewide deadline of Aug. 8 to qualify for […]

2 Comments / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

On Jan. 14, community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors when Rural Communities United filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s proponents hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Capital Stage takes on social injustice, unrest

Sacramento — Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival “Playwrights’ Revolution” with staged readings of six brand-new plays. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions. Audiences are then […]

Comments Off / July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

ORHS Community Foundation promotes education excellence

The level of involvement of Oak Ridge High School students in athletics and after-school activities is at an all-time high. “Last year’s statistics were that over 800 kids at Oak Ridge High School were involved in Oak Ridge sports programs. That’s half of the student body,” said Allan Priest, vice president of the Oak Ridge […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Ranalli’s a ‘gentleman farmer’ with a strong business background

Mike Ranalli is one of two candidates vying for the District 4 supervisor seat. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in District 4 is Mike Ranalli, a 30-year county resident. Currently retired but a “gentleman farmer” with a vineyard in Lotus, Ranalli’s background includes 40 years of business experience, including 22 years with Intel Corporation. His volunteer work includes being a board member of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County, vice […]

2 Comments / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

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