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EDH fire captains fight disciplinary actions, counter with lawsuit

Two El Dorado Fire captains placed on paid administrative leave for alleged, undisclosed actions against a pregnant firefighter await the outcome of arbitration regarding the fire district’s disciplinary actions, and a federal lawsuit the men filed last year. Dave Merino and Steve Maranville, pulled off duty 22 months ago, claim the El Dorado Hills Fire […]

2 Comments / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pit bull attack scars teen and her pooch

BANDAGES AND WOUNDS —€” Audrey Johnson and her dog Bella survived a vicious attack. An out-of-control pit bull belonging to a neighbor injured them both. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Audrey Johnson, 16, was walking her energetic 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, Bella, back from Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills shortly after noon on Saturday. She ran into her Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso, who lives directly across from the park’s parking lot. Raquipiso warned Audrey that Spider, the family’s medium sized, one-and-a-half-year-old un-neutered pit bull, […]

12 Comments / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

America and Tom Barbieri El Dorado Hills Married 64 years  America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

Asked the Senior Valentine luncheon in El Dorado Hills America and Tom Barbieri, El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.” Lorraine […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CHP holds office hours at fire station

Need that fix-it ticket signed off? California Highway Patrol officer Jasper Begay has office hours from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday at Fire Station 85 at the El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Wilson Boulevard intersection. Officer Begay can also issue counter-reports and answer questions. For more information call Begay at the Rancho Cordova CHP office at […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Kitchen fire sparks at Sienna

SIENNA KITCHEN FIRE —€“ Firefighters lingered after the kitchen fire at Sienna Restaurant in El Dorado Hills on Friday morning. The fire was limited to the pizza oven ventilation system. The restaurant was closed for lunch but Sienna manager Mary Young anticipated reopening for dinner. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A fire in the ventilation system of the wood-fired pizza oven cost Sienna Restaurant its lunch Friday morning. El Dorado Hills firefighters arrived at 10:30 a.m. to find smoke billowing out a vent behind the restaurant, according to Battalion Chief John Niehues. Truck 85’s ladder was quickly raised, hovering over the restaurant in case the […]

1 Comment / February 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano standoff ends peaceably

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department crisis negotiator talked a distraught and bloodied man out of a Serrano home at 7:45 Wednesday morning, ending a standoff that placed more than 30 law enforcement officers in the upscale El Dorado Hills neighborhood. The […]

Comments Off / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tow truck driver killed on Highway 50

A tow truck driver was struck and killed while helping a motorist on westbound Highway 50 west of El Dorado Hills Boulevard during the Monday evening commute. California Highway Patrol officer Jasper Begay was at the scene, and laid out the preliminary facts of the accident. At approximately 6:25 p.m. the driver of a 1969 […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »