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Skeel to defend himself to board

Both sides say they want public present El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s embattled General Manager John Skeel will get a chance to defend himself in front of the CSD’s Board of Directors and the public at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Earlier this month the board delivered a formal “statement of charges” to Skeel, alleging that he […]

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Heroes emerge in this villainous pirates tale

The pirates return to El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 to spread their brand of educational mayhem around Village Green Park and help raise funds for the local library. Like all good pirate stories this one contains mystery, intrigue and a scurrilous villain. Heroes are also essential, and this […]

Oak Ridge High School grad earns Bronze Star

U.S. Air Force Capt. Bryan Healea was awarded a bronze star for intelligence support of coalition special forces while deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan between October 2010 and May 2011. Healea was the deputy director for Intelligence at the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan at the time. The Oak Ridge graduate went […]

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Board limits changes to supervisors’ districts

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved the “Knight Nutting Alternative” redistricting map on Monday morning, sending it back to county Surveyor Rich Briner to be boiled down to the parcel level. It contained minor changes from the “Final Preview Map” Briner proposed on July 19, and returns to the board on Aug. 23, with […]

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Saturday in the Park coming up

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District and Chamber of Commerce once again team up to present Saturday in the Park from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 in the Community Park at 1021 Harvard Way. The family fun includes interactive inflatables, a mechanical bull, games, live music and food booths. “Foreverland,” a Michael […]

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Japanese students saddle up during visit

Those excited-looking Japanese teenagers you might have spotted running around El Dorado County last week were part of the 2011 sister city youth exchange hosted by members of the El Dorado County chapter of People to People International. Members swap students and good will with families from other countries. The 2011 youth exchange brought 16 […]

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Janitor-turned-sculptor cranks out political satire

Retired state worker Laura Harling is a trim 64-year-old with an engaging smile and a humble demeanor. Whatever stereotypes exist for political satirists, she certainly doesn’t fit them. But that’s what the former casino dealer, state file clerk and janitor has become. In a series of delightful interviews over the last couple weeks, Village Life […]

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