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Veterans Day ceremonies to recognize service, sacrifice

Veterans Day ceremonies (being held Friday at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument; 360 Fair Lane, Placerville) will recognize an El Dorado County veteran who died as a result of injuries incurred while serving in Afghanistan, honor an El Dorado County chaplain who has devoted his life in service to military veterans, their […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Trunk or Treating with a twist

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Stay fire smart this holiday season

Mike Kaslin Cameron Park Fire Chief/ Cal Fire Unit Chief Amador-El Dorado Unit There is no denying it, the now five-year drought has affected how quickly wildland fires grow and with a ferocity never seen before. Now that it’s November we should be able to catch our breath and let our guard down right? Wrong! One […]

November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

My Turn: EID analysis update

The El Dorado Irrigation District faces many challenges. CIP backlog — $200 million. Unfunded pensions/PERS obligations — $50 million in pension and $20 million in health coverage. FERC obligation related to Project 184 — about $15 million (current balance of $24 million total with about $8 million included in the current CIP budget). FCC reserve — about $180 million […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Experience the California Motorcycle Culture

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life A brand-new exhibit at the California Automobile Museum called “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” is now open. It tells the story and impact of motorcycles since their beginning, which started in earnest in about 1903 with the founding of Harley-Davidson. Consisting of about 60 significant motorcycles and memorabilia, it […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Garden Guru: Guru migrates south

The employees of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District attended a farewell luncheon in early September for departing general manager Brent Dennis, who pulled up roots and heading to the city of Anaheim to take on his new role as its  director of Community Services. While chatting with Brent about our shared passion for trees it […]

October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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