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Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Did you see last year’s Summer Spectacular fireworks?

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills "I cried. It was cool but too loud."

Anna Pagcaliuagan, 7, El Dorado Hills “I cried. It was cool but too loud.” Jayden Wagner, 8, Cameron Park “€œI enjoyed all shapes and rockets in the sky, and the activities were fun.” Jen Wagner, Cameron Park “We went for the first time last year after eight years here, how bad is that? It was […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

People Talk: Are you satisfied with our fire and emergency medical services?

Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills "€œI haven'€™t had to use it, thankfully, but I'm glad to know they'€™re there for us. I read about their retirements in the Village Life."

Marilyn Marcroft, El Dorado Hills “They saved my husband’s life 20 years ago … arrived in five minutes and kept him from dying. He’€™s had 20 years to see his daughter grow up and get to know his grandchildren because of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department.” Julie Rand, El Dorado Hills “€œI haven’€™t had […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire Board president responds to grand jury report

El Dorado Hills Fire Board President Greg Durante issued the following statement in response to the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report: “I have assigned the report to a committee and will provide a detailed response to their findings and recommendations in the next 60 days. That is our opportunity to correct misstatements and clarify district […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grand jury torches EDH Fire

El Dorado County’s 2010-11 Grand Jury delivered a scathing review of the El Dorado Hills Fire District, calling it “top-heavy,” “over compensated,” “inflexible” and out of step with the realities of what its firefighters do on a daily basis. The June 10 report accuses the district of “overspending … despite receiving a disproportionate amount of […]

2 Comments / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel takes unexplained leave

John Skeel

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel has taken an unplanned leave of absence, reportedly at the encouragement of the CSD Board of Directors. Skeel said he couldn’t discuss his leave but did call it “surprising.” He took the job in January 2011. Neither Skeel or CSD officials have returned calls, but unofficial sources […]

5 Comments / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk – What’s your opinion of Gov. Brown’s budget rejection?

David Allen, El Dorado Hills "I was surprised. He's been very no-nonsense. I'€™m waiting for what'€™s next. As an educator. I hope there'™s no cuts to school funding."

Dan Haul, El Dorado Hills “That budget didn’€™t work. Do the math. It was full of tricks. Rejecting it was right.” David Allen, El Dorado Hills “I was surprised. He’s been very no-nonsense. I’€™m waiting for what’€™s next. As an educator. I hope there’™s no cuts to school funding.” Jeri Wenger, El Dorado Hills “It’€™s […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »