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Mike Lilienthal loves to lead

El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal and Battalion Chief Mike Lilienthal has always loved firefighting and fire engines. His father was a fire captain in Los Angeles. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Mike Lilienthal knows the exact day he questioned his decision to become a firefighter: Feb. 6, 1997. Just three months after taking a job with the Stockton Fire Department he and fellow firefighters responded to a residential structure fire with an elderly victim trapped inside. Firefighters rushed in and, Lilienthal recalled, “As I was walking […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 17-23

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Locked or not? Jan. 17: A theft victim reported a grand theft from a possibly unlocked vehicle parked on Stratford Circle. Can’t get away Jan. 19: An 18-year-old man was cited after he allegedly tried to steal alcohol from a Francisco Drive store. Lights […]

No Comment / January 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Lindsay’s got spirit

Former Oak Ridge cheerleader Lindsay Lee took her spirit to Colorado. The Pack 12 cheerleader now roots for the Buffaloes. Courtesy photo

Twice a week Lindsay Lee wakes up at 6 a.m. for her “dreaded” lifting and endurance workouts — part of the 18-year-old University of Colorado cheerleader’s practices. Some may see this, plus three more days of three-hour practices, as deal-breaking sacrifice; Lee considers cheerleading a confidence booster that has helped smooth her transition from an […]

3 Comments / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandalism Jan. 10: A Gresham Drive resident reported vandalism in his neighborhood. Good find Jan. 10: A wallet was found on Serrano Parkway. Too much Jan. 11: Deputies responding to a disturbance call on Planeta Way reportedly found a 35-year-old man too intoxicated to […]

No Comment / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

It’s go time

Shyam Das, 8, of El Dorado Hills, shouts for joy as his car, clocked at 195 mile per hour, wins the Bears Division race at Pack 645's Pinewood Derby at Lake Forest Elementary School on Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Pack 645 Cub Scouts revved their engines at the pack’s Pinewood Derby Saturday. OK, no engines allowed but more than 40 Scouts in first through fifth grade competed, cheering on their handmade cars as they zipped down the track during “Muscle Car Madness” at Lake Forest Elementary School. The event was especially exciting for Austin […]

No Comment / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: January 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft on Knollwood Jan. 2: A petty theft was reported on Knollwood Court. Smash-n-grab Jan. 3:  A thief smashed the side window of a vehicle parked on Estepa Drive and stole several items. The victim estimated a $740 financial loss. Taken Jan. 3: A […]

No Comment / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-9, 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Just grand Jan. 2: A grand theft was reported on Monte Verde Drive. Mail grab Jan. 2: A Lakehills Drive resident spotted an unidentified person stealing mail from a neighbor’s mailbox. Party downer Jan. 3: Three teen boys, ages 17 and 16, received citations […]

No Comment / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »