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Selland’s opening is something to nosh about

Three generations of Sellands gathered in El Dorado Hills over the weekend for the opening of Selland'€™s Market Café in Town Center. Chef and front-man Randal Selland, center, presided over a three-day VIP soft opening, with lots of help from his family, including daughter-in-law and marketing manager Gina Nelson, left, grandson Owen Nelson and partner and step-son Josh Nelson, right. Not pictured, but equally critical to the enterprise are Selland's wife, chef Nancy Zimmer, and their daughter and partner Tamara Baker. The El Dorado Hills café is the family'€™s fourth restaurant in the area, and the first outside Sacramento. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Dedicated foodies in El Dorado Hills have something new to nosh about. The purpose of the Selland’s Market Café soft opeing in El Dorado Hills on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights was ostensibly to shake down operations and break in the roughly 50 new employees, many of whom live in El Dorado Hills, according to […]

No Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

People Talk: Who’s gonna win the Superbowl?

No Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chamber celebrates people, business

Sue VanDelinder of El Dorado Disposal presents the annual Community Service Award to Serrano Associates and Parker Development during the El Dorado Hills Chamber recognition banquet. Visionary Serrano builder Tom Howard accepted the award, which El Dorado Disposal won last year. Photo by Vomund Photography

El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce business and political leaders gathered at the Serrano Country Club last Thursday to recognize contributions to the community in 2011, celebrate local businesses achievements in a local economy that’s sputtering back to life and to install new chamber leadership for 2012. KFBK radio personality Ed Crane mastered the ceremony […]

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

Body found in burned apartment

All boarded up — A man died in this Lake Forest apartment Saturday morning. Firefighters found the victim near a completely burned chair. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Firefighters found the body of an unidentified 57-year-old man inside his apartment Saturday morning after they extinguished a fire in the victim’s home. The fire occurred early Saturday at Lake Forest Apartments, off Village Center Drive, just north of the Safeway shopping center. El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts was on call, and reported that […]

No Comment / January 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak ruling snags up local projects

With the local housing industry trying to sputter back to life, a Jan. 20 ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals threw a curve to local developers with plans in the works. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the El Dorado County Planning Commission recommended approval of a 20-lot project near the county line, and continued […]

1 Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Backroads: Local angels step up

In the third and final episode of Village Life reporter Mike Roberts’ reflection on gratitude, he recaps local friends and professionals who were instrumental in getting his 87-year-old mother Martha, who suffers advanced COPD, moved across country and settled in Placerville. Anyone within earshot of me from August through December of 2011 heard about my mother’s […]

No Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Whole Foods joins PARTY

Party-Logo

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

No Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »