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Mercy hands out scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS to all Mercy scholarship winners. VIllage Life photo by Mike Roberts

Mercy Hospital’s Auxiliary gathered at Serrano Country club on Friday, March 18, to award $1,200 scholarships to 11 applicants planning careers in health care. The gala awards luncheon included overviews of the recipients’ accomplishments, flowers for each and brief acceptance speeches. Most of the winners of this year’s scholarships hailed from local high schools: Oak […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Brother for life

BROTHERLY BANTER — Big Brother Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller joke around at Yogaberry in Town Center. Distance can't keep these two apart; they've been a partof ech other's life for 26 years. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Steve Rotz and Jabari Miller keep tabs on each other El Dorado Hills family man Steve Rotz hails from Michigan, but found himself in Baltimore right out of college in the mid 1980s, working hard all week, far from family and friends. “I was there alone and looking for more out of life,” he recalled. […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

BLM plans rile Kanaka Valley residents

HEATED DEBATE — Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer discusses the cons of allowing hunting in Kanaka Valley with BLM biologist Lauren Fety. Some residents say it's too dangerous to allow hunting on the property. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

“You’re ramming hunting down our throats,” said Kanaka Valley resident Richard Fischer to Lauren Fety, an indefatigable 26-year-old biologist who’s heading up the Kanaka Valley project for the Bureau of Land Management’s Mother Lode field office. Fety said she’s gotten used to comments like that. She finds herself refereeing a bitter dispute between residents of a […]

1 Comment / March 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pit bull euthanized

The pit bull that attacked Audrey Johnson, 16, and her miniature schnauzer, Bella, has been euthanized by El Dorado County Animal Services officials. Audrey and Bella encountered their Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso and the family dog “Spider” on Saturday, Feb. 12, while walking to nearby Stephen Harris Park. Raquipiso lives with her family and […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: Should the U.S send military assistance to pro-democracy dissidents in the current Middle East turmoil?

Greg Martin, Rescue "We have enough problems. Let'€™s focus on us rather than them."

Greg Martin, Rescue “We have enough problems. Let’€™s focus on us rather than them.” Matthew Henderson, Pollock Pines “Yes, to an extent. Mostly just to give them the opportunity to set things up right, and prevent another tyrant from taking over. We need to give them a chance.”€ Teri Richards, El Dorado Hills “We’™re already […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: What was your most unusual job?

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills
“I worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’d be retired now.”

Rick Adams, El Dorado Hills “€œI worked as a seasonal firefighter on and off for two years. I was on a couple memorable campaigns, including a large fire in Sequoia National Forest. I should have kept that job. I’€™d be retired now.”€ Kris Persijn, El Dorado Hills “€œI was the gift wrapper at an Orchard […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pyrotechnic attic fire quickly extinguished

FLAMES BURST from the roof of a Powers Drive home that caught fire March 1. The cause of the fire is still under investigations. Photo courtesy of the EDH Fire Department

Quick response and careful timing by El Dorado Hills firefighters prevented an attic fire at 630 Powers Drive from spreading into the house early Tuesday morning. Firefighters vented the oxygen-starved fire from three places simultaneously, directing a 30-foot fire ball into the night sky. “They timed it just right,” said interim Fire Chief Jim O’Camb […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »