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Neighborhood Fire Safe Council makes strides

Members of the Lakehills Fire Safe Council stand next to the recently installed sign on Francisco Drive. There is an identical sign on Lakehills Drive. Left to right are: Francis McCarthy, John Hidahl, Jon Vegna, Steve Willis and Peggy Willis. Photo by Julie Samrick

After “an enormous fire drill” in their Lakehills Estates neighborhood more than two years ago, and hearing from experts like El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts that their community is most at fire risk, residents formed the Lakehills Fire Safe Council in 2012. New signs installed earlier this summer mark the entrance to their […]

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Tails wagging over dog park approval

The El Dorado County Planning Commission approved the much anticipated El Dorado Hills dog park on July 24. The park will be the second dog park on the western slope; the El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the opening of its first park, the Hacienda Dog Park in Cameron Park, late last year. The dog […]

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District 2 candidates make their case

The six people running for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors’ District 2 seat have filed official candidate statements, outlining their qualifications and reasons for running for the seat previously held by ousted Supervisor Ray Nutting. District 2 encompasses South County, much of Cameron Park as well as portions of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills. […]

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Taz wins championship!

Taz teammates cheer during the league championships held this past weekend. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team claimed first place at the Suburban Swim League Championship Meet this past weekend at Sierra College in Rocklin. Taz led the league with a perfect regular season record of 7-0, while three league teams followed in a tie for second place. “The Granite Bay Gators, the Broadstone Barracudas […]

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Mello brothers headed to nationals

Mikey Mello is El Dorado Hills' first back-to-back Greco All-American wrestler, earning the title this year and last year. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club wrestlers Mikey, Bobby and Ricky Mello recently tested themselves against some of the best competition in the country June 10-26, they competed at Western Regionals in Pocatello, Idaho. Ricky wrestled in an impressive 25 matches while brothers Mikey and Bobby had 15 matches each. All three wrestlers qualified for national tournaments. Mikey, competing […]

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Enjoy the whimsy of ‘Seussical Jr.’

“Seussical Jr.” transports audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkis. The Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge […]

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Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Sara, Karen and Ryan Ladd remember Rich, who  dies unexpectedly last year. Rich's  family and church are paying tribute to him in an upcoming concert. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

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