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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 »

People Talk: Given recent events, do you think our society is over-armed?

A.J. Slepian, 16, El Dorado Hills “I think we have better access to weapons now, whereas in the past it was mainly law enforcement and hunters. There is so much gun violence in the media, I think it desensitizes us, especially people with the guns and the inclination.”

A.J. Slepian, 16, El Dorado Hills “I think we have better access to weapons now, whereas in the past it was mainly law enforcement and hunters. There is so much gun violence in the media; I think it desensitizes us, especially people with the guns and the inclination.”€ Jason Stewart, 16, El Dorado Hills “€œI […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen council aims to keep peers out of trouble

TEEN COUNCIL IN THE MAKING — El Dorado Hills teens are organizing a teen council to host activities and programs at the library, an after-school destination for teens and preteens. Top row, left to right: Amnta Chimni, Amelia Crye, Katie Callahan, Julia Lund, Shannon Lewis, Alec Brooks, Heather Thomas, Jason Stewart, Kevin Moeller, Grant Anderson and AJ Slepian. Bottom row, left to right: Corbin Gomez, Sonia Chimni, Scooter Muse-Fisher, Lauren Nielson, Eunice Kim, Blake Martin, Lily Forbes and Phillip Nguyen. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks is also a history reenactor and, lately, part-time alchemist, turning straw — teens with too much after-school time on their hands —into gold — a teen council that’s planning after-school service projects and activities. At 2:20 p.m. on school days librarians hunker down for the first wave of middle […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »