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A worthy Eagle Scout project

Boy Scout Max Goldsworthy is collecting bicycles for children and adults. With help from Cycles 4 Hope, the Eagle Scout hopeful plans to restore the bikes and give them to the needy; a collection event will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the El Dorado Hills Raley's. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Eagle Scout prospect Max Goldsworthy knows that hard work and perseverance pay off and he wants other people to have the opportunities he’s had to lead a successful life. To that end, the 15-year-old has dedicated his Eagle Scout project to those less fortunate. He’s collecting used and unwanted bicycles, refurbishing them and giving them to people […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 17-23

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Keyed July 17: A vandal caused more than $1,000 in damage to a vehicle parked on Wilson Boulevard. Pot discovery July 17: Deputies serving a warrant at a Valley View Parkway apartment reportedly found the 26-year-old man in possession of marijuana plants. Food fight […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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 »