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CSD buys into Valley View gym

T he El Dorado Hills Community Services District will share the 9,079-square-foot gym at Buckeye Union School District’s new Valley View Elementary School. At the May board meeting, the CSD Board approved spending $456,000 on the $3 million multi-use facility. The CSD will have priority access to the gym after school and on weekends, at […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge English teacher remembered

"MAKE ME PROUD" — Mike O'€™Meara spoke at a plaque dedication ceremony honoring his wife Tina O'€™Meara, who taught freshman English at Oak Ridge High School from 1983 through 2006, and lost a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2010. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Early in 2010 former Oak Ridge teacher-of-the year Tina O’Meara, who was entering the fifth year of her battle with pancreatic cancer, refused Village Life’s request for an interview. She lost the battle in October, and became one of just 4 percent of pancreatic cancer victims that survive that long She turned us down because […]

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Dave Roberts named fire chief

THE BOSS CONGRATULATES THE CHIEF - Union Boss” Tom Anselmo, left, president of the El Dorado Hills Professional Firefighters Local 3604, was one of the first to congratulate Dave Roberts, the newly named El Dorado Hills Fire Chief. Anselmo and union Vice President Dave Brady were both involved in the chief candidate assessments. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board named Battalion Chief Dave Roberts, to the top job last week. Roberts was one of two internal candidates for the position. The other, Division Chief Jim O’Camb, has been filling in as interim chief since Jan. 19, 2011, when former Chief Brian Veerkamp formally stepped down. The promotion frees up budgetary […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about Clarksville Day?

Francis Carpenter, Rescue
“This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up to Rescue. I remember the store had no ice, so the drinks were warm and there was no ice cream.”

Francis Carpenter, Rescue “This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD to decide on new gym in Blackstone

Psst … hey buddy, can I interest you in a $3 million gymnasium for just $456,000? The only catch is you need to decide right now. That’s where the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors finds itself on a joint use gymnasium at the new Valley View Elementary School, which breaks ground […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Redistricting road show plays in EDH

Roughly 20 El Dorado Hills residents and a handful of redistricting wonks from neighboring communities, along with several El Dorado County officials turned out at the second of six redistricting meetings scheduled over the next few weeks in locations around the county. The meeting contained more brass than a marching band, led by county Chief […]

Comments Off / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Memorial explores 100 years of war

THE EL DORADO HILLS VETERANS MEMORIAL was designed by Anova Nexus Architects and Mark Foltz with Otto Construction will serve as the project manager. The memorial includes a WW I trench and Cold War exhibit.

John Cordova’s dream of an El Dorado Hills Veterans’ Memorial came one large step closer to reality last week when the Fallen Warriors Memorial organization unveiled the design for the memorial,  a 1.2 acre park where visitors will take a “100 year journey” through the conflicts that have shaped the nation. The park and memorial are […]

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