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Veggies grow up, literally

THE DOWNINGS DID IT — Makenna, 12, dad Rich and Noah, 11, grow their own delicious vegetables using Tower Gardens, a space-saving and soil-free system. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a member of the Downing family needs an extra tomato or two for their salad, they just reach over and pick one. That’s not too uncommon when families dine outside but this scenario can happen inside thanks to a Tower Garden in the corner of the dining room. Rich and Gina Downing, representatives for […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

No new taxes, fire officials confirm

A sign warning Latrobe residents that they would pay higher taxes if the El Dorado Hills Fire Department annexed the community’s fire department brought about 20 concerned resident to Millers Hill School earlier this month. The sign was wrong. “Will your tax rate change after the annexation? Absolutely not,” Latrobe Fire Chief Chris Couper assured the […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No returns July 10: A 37-year-old man reportedly entered Target with the intention of stealing items and returning them for cash. Busted July 10: Someone kicked in a vehicle’s windshield on Springburn Way. Computer gone July 13: Someone stole a laptop left in a […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Contract awarded for new fire station

Station 84’s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 3-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: You want fries with that? July 3: A Valley View Parkway resident found her truck covered in ketchup. Break-in July 3: Someone burglarized a Harvard Way school. Snatched July 3: A thief  stole a purse in El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ready for a […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 26 through July 1

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Funny money June 26: Three suspects entered the Park Drive Raley’s and attempted to pass a fake $100 bill. Copper caper June 26: Thieves stole copper wire from the Joerger Cutoff Road PG&E substation. Nap time June 26: Deputies approached a 51-year-old woman sleeping […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDMT goes wild with ‘The Jungle Book’

Mowgli (Hunter Clary), center, falls under Kaa's "Trust in Me" spell (handled by Zoe Harding , left and Kori Tosta) during a rehearsal for EDMT's production of "The Jungle Book," opening July 11 at Harris Center for the Arts. The show is appropriate for all ages. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nothing gets you through a dangerous jungle full of creatures trying to make a meal out of you like friends. That’s what Mowgli, the man cub raised by wolves, learns in Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre’s Rising Stars, actors ages 6 to 14, July 11-20. “There’s a song called ‘That’s […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »