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The public shouldn’t ignore our fire department’s activities

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Fire Board’s 689th meeting occurred Dec. 6. The board, fire employees, potential contractors, a Latrobe Fire representative and me were in attendance. The public is not very interested. It should be. The board will soon approve $1,000,000 for a new aerial ladder fire truck. Only one vendor qualified. Bids were […]

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The Watchman

John Mansker started the Neighborhood Watch program in Ridgeview Village and also improved the community's signs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

John Mansker had the perfect tool when recruiting people for the Ridgeview Village Neighborhood Watch program — his Australian shepherd Lucy. He and his dog-loving neighbors regularly walk their pooches in Ridgeview Park. It’s where the Neighborhood Watch idea was born about two years ago, thanks to friend Ginna Geren, and where Mansker started recruiting […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 5-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Work out this mystery Dec. 5: An Oak Ridge High School student reported his iPhone stolen from his PE locker. Deputies have no suspects or leads. Beer run Dec. 5: A caterer reported beer stolen from her truck parked on Raleigh Way. Busted Dec. […]

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Seniors tinker with toys

Peter White, far right, talks about his toy collection of pre-World War II wind-ups during an El Dorado Hills Senior Center event. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fond memories of zipping up and down the street on a bicycle, playing with dolls and enjoying pretend tea brought smiles to local seniors’ faces Tuesday as toy collector Peter White gave a presentation at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. White, proprietor of White House Railway and Trading Co. in Fair Oaks, showed off pre-World […]

No Comment / December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib notes: ‘Pi’ is a movie with it all, arguably best of the year

Why is it that fresh, smart story lines have taken a backseat to visual gymnastics at kids’ movies lately? The bigger the budget, the more tricks we see, but this often means less in the way of character and plot development. That is until “Life of Pi,” the new film based on the 2001 novel […]

No Comment / December 11, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Red Hawk Casino unveils new stage, lounge and bar

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce the opening of its all-new stage, lounge, bar and dance floor. Live at Red Hawk Weekend, Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16, celebrates the opening with performances by three popular tribute bands. Journey Unauthorized, a tribute to the chart-topping band Journey, performs at the […]

No Comment / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mik’ names picks

Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco won his District 1 seat in the June primary, giving him ample time to decide on an administrative assistant and fill a couple dozen appointments that go with the job. He named former manufacturing executive Michelle Elliston, 45, as administrative assistant and also announced Rich Stewart, 53, as his choice for the […]

No Comment / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »