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Santa Cruz Court home burns

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The second major El Dorado Hills structure fire in what has become a hot and dangerous fire season destroyed a La Cresta Village home on Aug. 8. The family of four was home at the time and escaped unharmed, but their two small dogs succumbed to smoke and perished. El Dorado Hills firefighters were dispatched […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge abuzz on first day

In a break from past opening day schedules, Oak Ridge High School started on Thursday last week. First period was crossed off the schedule, allowing plenty of time for some old school social networking in the quad, where the impromptu reunion included chest thumps, gossip and lots of hugs. The overall atmosphere was one of […]

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

Skeel lands GM post in Tahoe

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John Skeel has landed on his feet. The former El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager took the reins of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District on July 23. You might still run into him in the supermarket, however. Reached by phone, Skeel said he was “thrilled” to be able to stay in the area, […]

8 Comments / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soak up the fun at Saturday in the Park

HAVING A BALL! — Spiderman, aka, Ryan Bender, 6, of El Dorado Hills runs with a ball almost bigger than he can handle at last year's Saturday in the Park celebration. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Saturday Night in the Park, the granddaddy of El Dorado Hills summer parties, rocks the Community Park from 5 to 9 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 11. The 2012 edition is also the grand finale of a summer-long El Dorado Hills Community Services District 50th birthday party — bigger, wilder and kid-crazier than ever. It’s the bomb. The […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lake Hills forms fire safe council

Residents of the Lake Hills neighborhood have relented to pressure from El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and formed a fire safe council to encourage promised Bureau of Reclamation efforts to remove years of flammable dry brush in the neighboring Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. The council is also committed to reducing fire danger […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Leadership, service nothing new to ‘Grand Knight’ Haverty

Dan Haverty of El Dorado Hills has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Former Folsom and Sacramento Metro Fire Chief Dan Haverty has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Knights in 1982 and moved with his wife Teresa to El Dorado Hills in 1987. They currently reside in Governors West Village. Holy Trinity is El Dorado […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Valley View Elementary gets held back

Buckeye Union School District Facilities Director Ray Boike and Superintendent David Roth stand in front of Valley View Elementary, a new school nearly finished, but until enrollment in the school's service area increases the school will not open to students. Some buildings will be used to house district administration. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Valley View Elementary School is nearly complete, but won’t open its doors to students until more homes are sold in the Blackstone master planned community it serves. Until then, the $16 million school will become an interim district headquarters. Woodland-based Broward Construction is on track to turn the site over to the Buckeye Union […]

1 Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »