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High school plays first-rate

After recently attending a professional musical production in Sacramento, the point came home to me that our local high school theater programs are really very good. Maybe even better than some professional productions. And what a bargain. Compared to a professional “cheap seat” price of $35, once can attend a high school theater play or […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Colver conference delayed

Murder suspect Steven Colver gets off the elevator prior to Friday's hearing. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Several months removed from his last public court appearance, suspected murderer Steven Paul Colver’s latest readiness conference was delayed yet again Friday morning. Colver, 20, is accused of killing the mother of Tylar Marie Witt, his former girlfriend, in 2009. Friday’s affair had been set as a readiness and settlement conference for Colver’s upcoming trial, […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What was your most unusual job?

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills
“I worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’d be retired now.”

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills “€œI worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’€™d be retired now.”€ Kris Persijn, El Dorado Hills “€œI was the gift wrapper at an Orchard […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pyrotechnic attic fire quickly extinguished

FLAMES BURST from the roof of a Powers Drive home that caught fire March 1. The cause of the fire is still under investigations. Photo courtesy of the EDH Fire Department

Quick response and careful timing by El Dorado Hills firefighters prevented an attic fire at 630 Powers Drive from spreading into the house early Tuesday morning. Firefighters vented the oxygen-starved fire from three places simultaneously, directing a 30-foot fire ball into the night sky. “They timed it just right,” said interim Fire Chief Jim O’Camb […]

No Comment / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Moms want to put teen driver statistics in reverse

TEEN DRIVER GUIDE —€” Debbie Kenny, left, and Kari Eide of El Dorado Hills developed an iPhone app and a website for new teen drivers. Madi Kenny, seated left, and Parker Eide check out the safe driving tools. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills moms Debbie Kenny and Kari Eide are doing everything possible to keep the new drivers in their families from becoming statistics. Kenny, 44, has 17-year-old Madi and another about to turn 15. Eide, 44, just saw her her son Parker celebrate 17. Driving is a frequent dinner table topic in both households. But […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students paint island escape on classroom wall

ART IN THE CLASSROOM — Sixth-graders Alexa Van Komen, 11, left, and Madison Fischer, 11, are immersed in the ocean they and their classmates painted with math teacher Lynn Simpkin and muralist Nancie Chopp in their Marina Village Middle School classroom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lynn Simpkin’s students might have a hard time concentrating in class these days. Why? The ocean and sandy beach painted on her marina Village Middle School classroom wall beckons them. Simpkin, muralist Nancie Chopp and the sixth-graders painted the mural as part of a lesson on island and ocean biomes. “We were looking for a way […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hide those trash cans!

EDITOR: In walking around my neighborhood for exercise I’ve observed one flagrant violation of CC&Rs. Trash cans! They are left in driveways, in front of garage doors and in the bushes beside the driveways. About one-fourth of the homes in my village have visible trash cans. Most El Dorado Hills villages have CC&Rs that prohibit […]

No Comment / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »