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Mather airport expansion moves forward

Now is the time to comment on Sacramento County’s Mather Airport 20-year-development plan — a proposal to turn the former Air Force base-turn-private airport into a premier cargo hub facility for the entire Pacific Rim region. The plan’s revised Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review. The Mather Review Subcommittee, acting under the […]

Fields get a water-wise makeover

Heads turned last week as the north and south fields at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Community Park turned completely brown, but they’ll be greener and more vibrant than ever after they undergo irrigation infrastructure and turf renovations. “Irrigation technologies have come a long way and it’s increasingly important for the EDHCSD to […]

EDH Senior Day Care now open

It was standing room only at the El Dorado Hills’ Senior Day Care’s grand opening last Thursday afternoon, the event marking a win-win not only for El Dorado Hills’ seniors and caregivers, but for the whole county. District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco opened the ribbon cutting ceremony by acknowledging key players, including El Dorado Hills […]

RUSD still in negotiations to buy Bass Lake

The non-partisan group Bass Lake Action Committee’s claim the county could thwart El Dorado Irrigation District’s plan to sell surplus land, including Bass Lake, to Rescue Union School District has been clarified. The county currently owns 41 acres of land near Bass Lake. A move to buy more from EID would be a consolidation move, […]

Teen asks community to Light It Up Blue

Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old Oak Ridge High School sophomore is the planner and coordinator of El Dorado Hills’ first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all […]

Spirit of Benny continues at fun run

The third annual Spirit of Benny 10K and 5K Run and Walk, benefiting Partners in Care, will be held Saturday, March 22 at 8 a.m. in Placerville. “It’s been the greatest therapy ever,” said Nancy Milla of the annual fun run she directs each March in honor of her 5-year-old son Benny Penner who died […]

New pastor, church serve as ‘instruments of grace’

Vintage Grace held its grand opening inside Marina Village Middle School’s gym on March 2, where Pastor Drew Sodestrom delivered the first sermon about finding joy in Jesus in front of more than 300 people. Parishioners enjoyed food, bounce houses and live entertainment once the celebration moved outdoors. “The word ‘church’ is absent from the […]

EDH survey results: Need for public transit rising

The need for public transportation for El Dorado County’s western slope residents will continue to rise, particularly for El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park where housing forecasts are up and the senior population is growing, county transit officials concluded at a public meeting held at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center last week. El Dorado County Transportation Commission and El Dorado […]

Looking at life through a lens

These female friendships transcend mom talk or shopping. The dozen members of El Dorado Hills Chicks that Click share a mutual passion for photography. Three years ago people kept telling professional photographer Stephanie Redhair she had to meet Diane Orciuoli, another local woman most often found with a camera in hand. When they did meet, […]

Buckeye approves third Montessori charter

Buckeye Union School District officials recently approved an additional charter Montessori school. Rising Sun Montessori Charter will open in August 2014 to serve 75 students in first through sixth grades, said school board chair Robin Saia. The school will add to its enrollment numbers and serve students through eighth grade by its fourth year. Classrooms […]

Words come alive

Some children flaunted their way to the stage while others shyly strolled but every student at Silva Valley School participated in Friday, Feb. 28’s costumed vocabulary parade inside the gym. Set to upbeat music, students from junior kindergarten through fifth grade got to show off the one word they’d chosen to emulate. From everyday words […]

EDHCSD hires three new directors

Recently, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District filled three new director positions. Jill Ritzman is the CSD’s new director of recreation. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the parks and recreation field and holds a degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico. Ritzman spent most of her career as […]

EDH survey says yes to open space, no to homes

While supporting a healthy mix of urban and rural charm, El Dorado Hills residents who participated in the community survey don’t necessarily back more rooftops. This and many other survey results were discussed last Wednesday night inside the packed El Dorado Hills Community Services District pavilion. The El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee […]

Foundation brings more tech to Buckeye classrooms

First the Buckeye Education Foundation raised funds for a designated PE teacher for its district’s elementary school students. Then it ensured greater access to the libraries at the eight school sites by funding library aides. Now the foundation is close to fulfilling another goal: All students in grades third through eighth will have access to a […]

Art tourists are welcome at studios

What: El Dorado County Artists Studio Tour 2013 Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: 16 art studios in El Dorado County When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, and Sept. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: placervillearts.com From El Dorado Hills to Pollock Pines and Coloma to Diamond Springs, art lovers and novices […]

EDHCSD foundation looking for new board members

The first official meeting of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Foundation Board of Directors was held last week. Foundation President Noelle Mattock called the 501(c)3 organization, in the works for more than a year now, a compliment to the CSD. “The new foundation will enable the CSD to receive grants, donations, etc., that […]

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