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Stop Tilden Park Project

EDITOR: This project is slotted for the Intersection of Ponderosa Road and Wild Chaparral in Shingle Springs and is currently being reviewed by the El Dorado County Planning Dept. It will include: an 80-room hotel, two-story office building, 20,000 square foot food market, over 200 parking spots and 14 residences on a total of 12 […]

Tilden Park hearing continued

Rather than hold a hearing on the Tilden Park Planned Development, the El Dorado County Planning Commission granted a request from the developer for a continuance. The developer said they needed time to address questions raised about the project, to redo the plan in light of the recent court decision regarding the county’s Oak Woodland […]

February 13, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 3 Replies

Tilden Park plan on Thursday agenda

A new planned development in the Tilden Park area of Shingle Springs is up for approval by the County Planning Commission on Feb. 9. County staff are recommending approval of the project. Located approximately 500 feet from the northwest corner of the intersection of Crosswood Drive and Wild Chaparral Drive, the 12-acre development would rezone the […]

Tilden Park in Shingle Springs opposed

EDITOR: Have your heard of Tilden Park? In the name of “smart growth” El Dorado County is in the process of giving a green light to the worst, ill-planned development ever done in Shingle Springs. They want to take 12 acres full of oak trees, an open grass field, rare endangered plants, wetlands and the natural […]

Tilden Park? What the heck?

EDITOR: Has anyone heard of Tilden Park? We just heard about it less than a month ago. Here in Shingle Springs we have an open field (12 acres) in our neighborhood and an enterprising developer has plans for this 12 acres. He has planned on building a hotel, restaurant, food market, two story building for businesses […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 16 Replies

Tell the truth, don’t confuse voters

EDITOR: Voters for Local Control just ran a one-page ad in the Mountain Democrat, claiming that the three petitions (green, yellow and purple) will give the state control over what happens in El Dorado County. Evidently, whoever those “voters” either did not read the measures or chose to outright lie about their content. They are […]

Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative ”Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said might confuse […]

Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

Community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Tuesday when “Rural Communities United” filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s “proponents” hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those proposed in […]

Top 10 stories of 2013: 5. ‘No San Stino’ led a growing movement of citizen activism

San Stino became dirty words for many Shingle Springs area residents in 2013. “No San Stino” signs sprouted like weeds atop fence posts, on walls, vehicles and T-shirts throughout the region. In classic fashion, the grassroots movement has spread far and fast and includes not only opposition to that particular 1,000-unit proposed development but also […]

BOS looks at expanding meetings

Speaking before the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors during its Tuesday meetings is “intimidating” to many county residents. So said Lori Parlin during the Aug. 13 meeting while the board pondered the notion of moving out of its chambers and conducting business in other communities and venues — not often but once in a […]

County eyes notification changes

Generally inspired by the controversy over the proposed San Stino residential development in Shingle Springs, El Dorado County Supervisors Tuesday began the process of improving and standardizing how the county communicates with its residents. The question at hand is how and to what extent the county should notify area residents of future development projects in […]

BOS has full plate of issues

Thursday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors special meeting workshop was more a tutorial on county policies and planning directions that included Economic Development, General Plan discussion and Land Use Policy Programmatic Update (LUPPU). More than 100 people nearly filled the board chambers and included residents with concerns specific to their neighborhoods, policy wonks, representatives […]


Shingle Springs community activist Frank Verdin was incorrectly quoted in a June 9 article about residents gathering on June 5 to demonstrate opposition to several proposed development projects in the Shingle Springs Community Region. The article stated that Verdin attributed current higher water rates to the proposed developments and potential future bond indebtedness for area […]

Shingle Springs residents show up in force for community action meetings

Wednesday’s first round in the growing battle to preserve Shingle Springs as a “rural community” drew 200 local residents to a community action meeting organized by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, an organization comprising its own members and members of the “No San Stino” and “Stop Tilden Park” movements.

The nearly standing-room-only crowd packed into the Discovery Hills Church at 4 p.m. to hear brief presentations on the goals and objectives of the Alliance and to take part in several interactive projects asking people’s preference on sample designs and standards for future development of the community’s core areas.

Informational posters lined the walls and described scenarios …

Community Alliance meeting June 5

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park organizations are holding a community meeting to gather input from residents, landowners, business owners and all those advocating for the future of Shingle Springs. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at Discovery Hills Church, 4270 Shingle Springs Drive, in Shingle […]

Clearing things up

EDITOR: The Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park appreciate the Board of Supervisors holding a discussion of our request for removal of the Community Region Line (CRL) from Shingle Springs and designating the existing commercial, industrial and multi-family zoned areas as the Central Shingle Springs Rural Center at its meeting […]

Responsible Growth requires a plan

EDITOR: I would like to tell you know why I love Shingle Springs. Our family moved to Shingle Springs from the Bay Area in 2005. At the time, our children were 7 and 9. We used to live on the outskirts of Fairfield, which is a city of more than 100,000 residents. I have experienced […]

Residents contesting proposed Shingle Springs developments

Lori Parlin and Frank Verdin are feeling somewhat besieged these days what with the number of new developments being proposed for Shingle Springs. Devoted to the peaceful rural nature of the area where they live, they are looking for others like themselves who don’t want the community to change. “We’re going to get hit hard […]

Opposed to 12-acre development in neighborhood

EDITOR: Tilden Park is a subdivision planned for Shingle Springs on 12 acres of wetlands in the middle of our residential 1-acre neighborhood. This subdivision consists of an hotel, restaurant, food market, multi-story office complex and 14 homes crammed on 12 acres. The land and neighborhood has existed for over 30 years and has natural springs […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 1 Reply

Please preserve my neighborhood

EDITOR: Open letter to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission: Once again my neighborhood is under attack. There was a Planning Commission meeting on Oct. 27 regarding a proposed subdivision along Wild Chaparral. We do not want that type of subdivision in our neighborhood. Those 12 acres are currently zoned R1A, which […]

November 07, 2011 | Posted in Letters | Tagged | 2 Replies

Horses, a camel and a bear … oh my

Visit horses, a camel and bear in Placerville on Main Street. A group of charming and historical carousel horses and menagerie animals just returned to Placerville from their 10 month extended exhibition at the Auburn Courthouse Museum. They date from 1885 to 1912 and are fine examples of the golden age of carousels. “It is […]

Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso on show at the de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young Museum announces a major exhibition by the seminal artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. The exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris,” runs through Oct. 9, in the Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries. This exhibition of 150 important paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings created by Pablo Picasso […]

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