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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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

Fire districts look at new deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board agreed to the terms of a draft contract to provide “primary incident response” in Latrobe for $25,000 annually. A second proposed contract would provide administrative support for $5,000 per year. The proposals are the result of discussions between El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Latrobe Fire Chief […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roboteers study food safety

Lego roboteers — The “Intellibots” show off their Champions Award won in a Dec. 3 First Lego League competition in Livermore. The team is made up of local seventh through ninth graders. Back row left to right: Rohan Konnur, 14; Monish Ramadoss, 13; Vineeth Somanchi, 14; Shilpa Rao, 13; and Vivian Li, 13. Front row left to right: Rohit Golconda, 14, and Rishi Somanchi, 11. “Bright,” their Lego robot, is not pictured. Courtesy photo

The Intellibots are going to the finals. In just their second year as a Lego Robotics team, three El Dorado Hills ninth graders and four middle schoolers qualified for the Northern California FIRST Lego League Capital District Championships scheduled in Rocklin on Feb. 12. Along they way the students think they’ve figured out how to […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Will you vote for Gov. Brown’s proposed temporary tax increase to prevent cuts to schools?

 

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »