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Santa Run finale sparkles

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived with a bang at Town Center Sunday night. The grand finale of the Fire Department’s week-long rolling Christmas party known as the “Santa Run,” included with a 10-minute fireworks show this year. The annual event, now in its 48th year, is put on the El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association.

The grand finale of El Dorado Hills’ longest running holiday tradition went off with a bang in Town Center Sunday night, punctuated by a 10-minute fireworks display that accompanied the arrival of the jolly geriatric and the always fetching Mrs. Claus, who were immediately mobbed by Santa-hungry families. In an unexpected twist to the otherwise […]

1 Comment / December 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Selland’s success: Passion, perspiration … and the food’s pretty good, too

Celebrity chef Randall Selland chats with customer Marie Scanlin of Sacramento in his restaurant Selland's at 5340 H St. in Sacramento. Selland's newest market will open in El Dorado Hills soon. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The latest chapter in the food history of El Dorado Hills is Sacramento Celebrity Chef Randall Selland’s Market-Café, opening in early January. The upscale deli takes over part of the first floor of Town Center’s long underutilized New Orleans Building, and will seat 100 indoors with another 40 outside. Selland also owns and operates the […]

No Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huber will not seek third term

Alyson Huber

El Dorado Hills Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, 39, placed what previously appeared to be a promising political career on indefinite hold Tuesday, announcing that she will not seek a third term in the Assembly. Facing a self-described “nasty, ugly” divorce, foreclosure of a home in Serrano and the prospect of moving to more politically moderate district […]

1 Comment / December 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Why do you do what you do?

Asked at the Vision Coalition Youth STAR awards ceremony

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Youth STARs shine bright Friday

Big smile, bigger hair —€” Corbin Gomez, 17, receives his Youth STAR award from Vision Coalition board member Sharon Hoff, as board member Rick Deubel, left, looks on and Executive Director DJ Peterson, right, reads Corbin’s accomplishments. Corbin is instrumental in the Youth Executive League, which coordinates youth activities at the El Dorado Hills Library and the Community Services District's Teen Center. Village Life photos by Mike Roberts

That glow in the sky above Town Center Friday night was El Dorado County’s youth STARs lighting up Lakehills Church, where the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recognized 38 amazing kids at a red carpet dinner and awards event. The winners took the stage one at a time to receive their award while a […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Aerojet leaders build bikes, surprise kids

Placerville Boys and Girls Club kids got an early Christmas present from Aerojet executives, who built 24 bikes as part of a team building exercise. The bikes were presented to the children, much to their surprise, at the Rancho Cordova Marriott Hotel on Dec. 7. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

CJ Cook put it best. “This is sooooo cool,” said the expressive 10-year-old. He’d just received a new bike, custom fitted to his husky frame, from a group of Aerojet executives he’d never met. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 120 Aerojet managers and lead engineers became overqualified bicycle mechanics for an afternoon, assembling new bikes for […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD board fires John Skeel

John Skeel received the news that he had been fired Thursday night. File photo

On Friday morning John Skeel tried to describe his reaction to the news that he’d been fired the night before. “I was stunned … It’s still sinking in … I wasn’t expecting this … I’m very disappointed.” Following the public portion of the Dec. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, […]

12 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »