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What's Up in El Dorado County, December 2018

11/20/2018 11:09AM
Boulevard 41 Wood Fired Pizza

Locally owned and operated Boulevard 41 Wood Fired Pizza at 4364 Town Center Boulevard in the El Dorado Hills Town Center is officially open. They have plenty of signature pizzas and salads crafted by culinary experts, 41 self-pour beers on tap, and much more.

Flakos Takos

Another taco joint is everyone’s fulfilled wish. Flakos Takos, a taqueria chain from Elk Grove, opened another (and much closer) location in Cameron Park. The locally owned business is sited at 3326 Coach Lane in the Cameron Park Drive Plaza and offers $1 tacos on Tuesdays (exclusions apply), plus mulitas, and more.

Popular food truck brand Authentic Street Taco has opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 875 Embarcadero Drive. The menu includes all your favorites: tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and burritos. We hear their catering is exceptional, too!

El Dorado Fitness, sited at 3000 Green Valley Road in Cameron Park, has a new owner and recently underwent an extensive remodel. The comfortable, family-friendly space offers free weights, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, and more. To view their various rates, visit eldoradofitness.org.

A new proposed merger of El Dorado Savings Bank and PacWest Bancorp of Los Angeles will allow El Dorado branches to offer business lending services while also creating long-term value for stockholders of both companies.

Three Girl Scouts created a mosaic of a mustang at Marina Village Middle School’s outdoor lunch tables. Jackie Fennessy, Willamina Fleming, and Jessica Dean glued more than 4,000 pieces into the shape of the school’s mascot. The project earned each of them the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest award a Cadette can earn.

A new park will soon be developed at Bass Lake, thanks to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. The 142-acre land parcel will be home to a regional park with a full disc golf course, sports fields and courts, and a trail system.

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary has made El Dorado Hills its permanent home by purchasing the buildings at 1107 and 1101 Investment Boulevard. The religious university is planning to make El Dorado Hills its main campus and keep their 40 other satellite sites around the U.S. Up to 300 students could be taking classes at the EDH site next fall.

On Christmas Eve, Fairytale Town is giving the gift of free admission to all visiting guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, visit fairytaletown.org.

Join American River Conservancy on December 8 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their native plant demonstration garden and riparian area to assist with planting and care of California native plants. Winter Workdays at Wakamatsu are intended for all ages and abilities. Volunteers should bring gloves, refillable water bottles, and a lunch. To sign up, email Taylor Faye at stewardship@arconservancy.org.  

By Alyssa Mielke


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