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Backyard chicken advocate proposes Ridgeview CC&R changes

Chicken man — Roger Taylor loves his hens, so much so that he’s trying to amend his Ridgeview Village 8 CC&Rs to allow them. Taylor, a Master Gardener, touts the health benefits of eating out of his organic garden, which also houses his eight happy hens. The CSD’s CC&R subcommittee gave him six months to get three fourths of his neighbors to sign off on his proposed amendment. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Roger Taylor wants chickens allowed in El Dorado Hills back yards, and not just on the grill. He proposes softening rules that currently prohibit the fryer-friendly fowl, citing successful backyard chicken ordinances in exurban communities throughout the state, including the upscale enclaves Orinda, Walnut Creek and Danville. Taylor, 67, is a retired dentist, a successful real estate investor […]

10 Comments / April 09, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Youth STARs shine bright Friday

Big smile, bigger hair —€” Corbin Gomez, 17, receives his Youth STAR award from Vision Coalition board member Sharon Hoff, as board member Rick Deubel, left, looks on and Executive Director DJ Peterson, right, reads Corbin’s accomplishments. Corbin is instrumental in the Youth Executive League, which coordinates youth activities at the El Dorado Hills Library and the Community Services District's Teen Center. Village Life photos by Mike Roberts

That glow in the sky above Town Center Friday night was El Dorado County’s youth STARs lighting up Lakehills Church, where the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recognized 38 amazing kids at a red carpet dinner and awards event. The winners took the stage one at a time to receive their award while a […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano men give to library

BIG CHECK —€” The Serrano Men's Book Club contributes to the El Dorado Hills Library every year. This donation will purchase reference books and atlases. Courtesy photo

Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $2,775 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks and recently retired Librarian Susan Covington. This was the third annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall, Craig Keever and Bob Gilbert. The donation is designated to […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth STARs shine bright at Vision Coalition ceremony


Vision Coalition Youth STARs twinkled at a red carpet recognition event at Lakehills Church Friday night. The awards ceremony above El Dorado Hills Town Center was loaded with pomp and circumstance, all geared to acknowledging the good kids in our community. All together, 34 of El Dorado County youth received recognition. The winners came to the stage […]

3 Comments / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supes conceptually approve Town Center apartments

Stockton-based developer A.G. Spanos Companies’ proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex ion El Dorado Hills Town Center received conceptual approval at the Nov. 4 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The 4-1 vote, newly elected District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen voting no, came nearly two months after the county Planning Commission denied the project. The […]

3 Comments / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

South 1 return to Sierra a success

Oak Ridge skier Allena Thompson makes on her second run of the day. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Good weather, great conditions and familiar terrain was some of the backdrop as South 1 Division alpine racers were back in action Wednesday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The other? Enough snow from a recent storm that made for a safe course on Lower Main as the division reached its midpoint with the season’s first slalom […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Laugh until you cry at ‘Noises Off’

Chaos on the stage and behind the scenes will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they watch Oak Ridge High School Drama’s production of “Noises Off,” opening March 14. The play about a play within a play has action (falling down stairs), love triangles (that just might lead to an ax attack) and one […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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