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Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot

As public floggings go, this one could have been much worse. El Dorado County Development Services Director Roger Trout was master of ceremonies on June 27 for an environmental “scoping” meeting for the Dixon Ranch residential development project. The 714-lot development sits on 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, a relatively flat spot south […]

Comments Off on Dixon Ranch scoping meeting gets hot / July 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch traffic study debated

The traffic study for the proposed 209-home high-density Dixon Ranch project predicts that it won’t bump any of 21 intersections studied to another Level of Service grade by 2016. The 6,892 daily trips anticipated at buildout in 2025 don’t fare much worse. With no mitigation, the report predicts that only two intersections would fall a […]

1 Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch battle begins

Residents of the Highland Hills area in northeast El Dorado Hills oppose a 709-home, high-density subdivision proposed for 280 acres of the historic Dixon Ranch, located on their eastern boundary, between Green Valley Road and Serrano. On the surface the story looks like a typical “Not In My Back Yard” affair. But a deeper examination […]

Comments Off on Dixon Ranch battle begins / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon vote builds public trust

EDITOR: The Green Valley Alliance would like to thank Supervisors Shiva Frentzen and John Hidahl for leading the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors vote to deny Dixon Ranch on Feb 14. It was disappointing to see Supervisors Brian Veerkamp (Placerville) and Sue Novasel (Lake Tahoe) refusal to deny the project, in spite of the […]

9 Comments / February 22, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch

Following is a reprint of a 2009 Village Life story Charismatic frontier women defined Serrano’s predecessor Most of Serrano was once 2,800-acre Walker family ranch. It rose to prominence early in the century on the backs of colorful western characters that could be torn from the pages of Steinbeck or Stegner, strong-willed men and especially […]

Comments Off on The rise and fall of the Walker Ranch / May 06, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community-based process may be future of planning

Community-based planning is riding into El Dorado County on a wave of residents who want to have a greater impact on how communities are developed — or not developed. It is perhaps a logical outgrowth of the movement that began several years ago with the creation of Save Our County and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance. […]

Comments Off on Community-based process may be future of planning / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Response to Mik’s statements

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Supervisor Mikulaco’s comments published on Nov. 15 in “Mik responds to recall notice.” I have been the owner of Lot 72 on Clarksville Road in Green Springs Ranch since 1986. This property is not only adjacent to the Dixon Ranch proposed project, it also happens to share a […]

3 Comments / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »



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