Veggies grow up, literally

THE DOWNINGS DID IT — Makenna, 12, dad Rich and Noah, 11, grow their own delicious vegetables using Tower Gardens, a space-saving and soil-free system. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

11:32 am | When a member of the Downing family needs an extra tomato or two for their salad, they just reach over and pick one. That’s not too uncommon when families dine outside but this scenario can happen inside thanks to a Tower Garden in the corner…

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Freeway closed for more blasting

11:29 am | The Transportation Division of El Dorado County’s Community Development Agency will implement full closures of both directions of U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills Boulevard…

Jul 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Hearings scheduled for General Plan amendments

01:14 pm | PLACERVILLE —Beginning on Aug. 4, the El Dorado County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing consisting of a series of ongoing meetings to receive…

Jul 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More

School board has vacancy

09:58 am | On July 9, El Dorado County Board of Education Member Matt Boyer submitted his letter of resignation, after representing District 1 (El Dorado Hills) for…

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EDHCSD opts not to take dip into county funds

10:15 am | When Supervisor Ron Mikulaco learned the city of Placerville and the Cameron Park Community Services District planned to request money from the El Dorado County’s General Fund…

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Taz honored its senior swimmers at Saturday's meet. From left to right are: Kyle Bare, Jerry Chen, Aaron Taylor, Calin Navickas, Trevor Dong, Ashley Abraham, Sonia Chimni and Sam Sruba. Courtesy photo

Taz finishes on top, honors graduates

08:16 am | The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team concluded their regular season Saturday, July 19, as they hosted and defeated the Granite Bay Gators during the last dual meet of…

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Foothill All Stars take silver

Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars celebrate their success. Back row, left to right, coaches Don Oas, Brian Mueller and Dawn Martin; middle row, left to right, Hailey Wilcox, Abigail Helwig, Lauren Rodenberg, Kylie Kirtlan, Alyssa Rodne and Erin Whelihan; front row, left to right, head coach Francine Malabo, Jessie Polson, Samantha Martin, Genna Ghidossi, Isabella Malabo, Chase Mueller, Brooke Almaraz and Tegan Oas. Not pictured: Emma Heller. Courtesy photo

09:31 am | Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars came in second place at the recent Norcal All Star Tournament in Elk Grove. These tough ladies eliminated…

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Hi 5 athletes win gold medals

Margaret Kim, Master Jong Yi, Saejin Yi and Stephany Kim are all smiles at the 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. Courtesy photo

12:56 pm | Saejin Yi, a member of Hi 5 Taekwondo of El Dorado Hills, took part in the recent 2014 US National Team Trials…

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Sierra Valley Storm heading south again

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12:00 pm | In a four-game sweep, including a dramatic six-run deficit comeback victory in the Super Regional Championship game, the Storm 11s are back…

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Sophia struts her stuff Gear up for girls’ fall volleyball Taz sends Gators back to swamp El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close