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Mike Roberts

Businessman rallies to keep the Kings

El Dorado Hills business owner Kevin Nagle attended his first Sacramento Kings game in 1994. He remembers a team long on desire but short on victories. Despite the team’s losing record, he said, “The fans were passionate and Arco Arena was consistently sold out.” The former Lakers fan — he moved from Minnesota to L.A. […]

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Wildland-a-palooza: Firefighters battle pretend ridge fire

El Dorado Hills was ablaze June 25, at least in the imaginations of approximately 50 firefighters and volunteers from around the region brushing up on their brush fire battle tactics in a seven-plus hour training exercise dubbed “Wildland-a-palooza,” the third annual such event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Fire District. Neighbors east of Ridgeview […]

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People Talk: What did you think of the fireworks?

Asked by Mike Roberts after the El Dorado Hills Town Center Fireworks Jubilee on July 3. Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors." Gabe Villaba, 3 “I liked the colors.” Max Villaba, 12 “It was really cool. I liked it when they all went off at once.” Sage Martinez, 4 “It was a little scary, […]

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Fireworks shell goes awry, injures boy

One of the aerial displays apparently detonated at a low altitude during the fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center on July 3, sending hot embers into the crowd.  There were two reported injuries, the worst of which was Kiran Belgal, 9, who suffered a second-degree burn on his neck. Kiran, his mother Menka and his sister Anisha, 11, were standing […]

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‘No confidence’ in CSD board

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board didn’t flinch Thursday night when union representative Phil Stamborsky delivered an uncomfortable and unprecedented vote of no confidence on behalf of district employees for “the past two years of inappropriate actions by the board” and, more specifically, their potential dismissal of popular CSD General Manager John Skeel. Last […]

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People Talk: Who’s your favorite football player?

Asked at Rockin’ Frog … Chandler Thomas, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œTroy Palamalu. He’s really good and has big hair.” Cole Tilley, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œJoe Montana. He’s one of the great quarterbacks of all time, and my dad met him.” J.D. Marsh, 12, El Dorado Hills “€œReggie Wayne. He’s fast and always catches […]

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Austin Collie chills with prize winner

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

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