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Fire safety for seniors

CAMINO — An estimated 75 million baby boomers in the U.S. began turning 65 at the rate of one every 10 seconds in 2011. They make up 13 percent of the U.S. population. “Boomers have redefined what a senior is. They are physically active, healthier, focused on their futures with the same passion and energy they had 30 […]

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CSD honors 25 year employee

Dan Gothier

Lead maintenance worker Dan Gothier was recognized for 25 years of service at the Aug. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting. The CSD employee reflected on the changes he’s seen since signing on as one of three CSD employees in the summer of 1988. “There were 14,000 people back then,” […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Collie gets a shot with the Niners

Oak Ridge alum Austin Collie craddles the football during a San Francisco 49ers training session. Collie previously played for the Indianapolis Colts. Photo courtesy of the 49ers

Austin Collie is fighting for his professional football life, vying for a spot on a San Francisco 49ers team that many believe will return to the Super Bowl next January. The former Oak Ridge standout is now 27. He gained a reputation for hard work, dependability and intelligence with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, a […]

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Fist bumps, friendly faces mark Oak Ridge’s first day

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL principal Paul Burke gives freshman Christian Krider a bump as he heads to class  on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Despite an enrollment of 2,470, Oak Ridge students experienced personal attention as they arrived for their first day of school Thursday. This warm welcome reflected the Respect for All program new Principal Paul Burke said will be at the core of the school’s culture for a second year. When students exited cars or first stepped […]

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Thomas to get prison diagnostic

Brandi Thomas, the woman convicted of a devastating DUI crash in El Dorado Hills that severely injured two bicyclists in 2008, will undergo an evaluation that will determine if she should be sent to prison. Thomas appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court last Wednesday, admitting to a probation violation. She faces seven years in state […]

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A delicious reason to to wake up early

THE BACON BLOODY MARY has a crispy strip of bacon to decorate the cocktail which is made from Early Toast's own, super delicious and not too salty, bloody mary mix. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It started with a dream. “We wanted to present breakfast in an upscale fashion,” said Mario Astorga, part owner of Early Toast Mimosa House. “There was this breakfast place in Folsom called Grandma’s Kitchen that never really exploded. We took over and changed it completely — created a breakfast menu complete with mimosas and drinks. It […]

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And now for something completely different … Folding Paper at the Crocker

Paper is a part of the human experience. Whether you hold it in your hands as you enjoy your coffee or employ it in your tablet’s printer, this “consumer staple” is an ancient companion. The First Dynasty Egyptians used the fibers of the papyrus plant to jot down their accomplishments some 6,000 years ago. It […]

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