“Author Archive”
Stories written by MRoberts
Last Login: Wed Mar 4 14:08:57 2015

Best Insurance Company: The Loriaux Family Insurance Agency

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Maryeth Loriaux arrived from the Bay Area in June, 2012, and promptly became the Village Life Reader’s Choice for best insurance agent. So much for seniority. Loriaux, pronounced like a certain Nabisco cookie, brings a passion for protecting your most valuable assets: home, auto, life and retirement. She previously supported 35 Allstate sales offices in […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Deli: Beach Hut Deli

Village life photo by Mike Roberts

Steve Sakamoto opened Beach Hut Deli in 2011 and instantly made El Dorado Hills cool. In flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt, Sakamoto looks like a Waimea Bay beach bum. He’s proud of the laid back atmosphere he’s created. “It’s a nice place to come with friends after the game, or to just chill after […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Assisted Living: El Dorado Hills Senior Village

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Affordable assisted living smack in the middle of El Dorado Hills? Six large, comfortable homes purpose-built for senior-care are nestled on a cul-de-sac off woodsy Tam O’Shanter Drive in St. Andrews Village. Gina Foulk and her son Tyler credit their success to their caregivers — 16 full-time bundles of energetic love that cook, care for […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Best Carpet Cleaner: Carter’s Carpet Restoration

Carter’s Carpet Restoration has been around for 21 years and is consistently at the top of the list as Village Life reader’s choice for best carpet cleaning. Dean Carter’s success starts with customer service. Uniformed, certified technicians show up on time and don’t leave until the carpet is dry. Each must pass a complete background […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

Local fire chief works to save rural fire districts

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors revived their Fire Advisory Committee to address the fiscal plight of the county’s rural fire districts during the April 9 meeting. The reformed committee will return in eight weeks with short- and long-term funding solutions, capital equipment needs, potential new revenue streams, operational efficiencies, consolidation options and system-wide […]

1 Comment / April 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Better together: a community vision

El Dorado Hills community leaders invite the public to help develop community vision and create a community projects launching pad. An 11-member council representing a cross-section of El Dorado Hills will host the inaugural CEDAC-EDH Better Together public meeting at the Community Services District pavilion at 6:30 p.m. on April 18. Organizers expect a big […]

1 Comment / April 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors approve web portal and TOT grant program

The Transient Occupancy Tax will fund a new website promoting the county, an aggressive  grant acquisition program and mini-grants to “fabric-of-the-community” groups. The Board of Supervisors also tacked an additional year onto six current arts and tourism contracts funded by the 10 percent add-on to room rates in El Dorado County. The decisions were based on recommendations […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »