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Wine, Cheese and Brew’s humble beginnings

Dennis Ferguson, second from left, pours wine for Toosch Cima, Daisy Smith and Diane Ferguson, left to right, during the 1973 El Dorado Hills Firemen’s Association wine tasting event. Mountain Democrat photo

These days, late summers in El Dorado Hills are a hub of activity. But not so in 1972 when the El Dorado Hills Ladies’ Auxiliary, the fundraising arm of the Firemen’s Association at the time, decided that its annual Christmas bake sales weren’t bringing home the proverbial bacon. The original fire house, which later became […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks about the state's dismal court budget at the Serrano Country Club last week. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

1 Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

Comments Off / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New EDHCSD GM gets full pirate immersion

Brent Dennis

What better place to sit down with the newly named general manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District than on a bale of hay in Serrano’s Village Green during Pirates at the Library, one of many high-profile kids’ events in El Dorado Hills every summer, several of which are put on by the […]

4 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

1 Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Debi Tysdale, left, of El Dorado Hills learns about chicken keeping from Forest Hill resident Cyndi Richmond, as part of the inaugural Blue Shield Crop Swap last week at the company's El Dorado HIlls office. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

The Marine Corps Honor Guard folds an American Flag to be presented to Russ and Marsha Mote, parents of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, at the Marine's funeral Sunday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »