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Mike Roberts

Mardi Gras comes to El Dorado Hills

Veteran Sonoma Zydeco band Gator Beat stomps into El Dorado Hills for Mardi Gras 2012, the Vision Coalition’s gala fundraiser for healthy, safe, drug-free youth. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb 4 at Mercedes Benz of El Dorado Hills. Tickets are sold out. Gator Beat’s Willard Blackwell will be out front in full […]

Selland’s opening is something to nosh about

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Chamber celebrates people, business

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Body found in burned apartment

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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