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Fun for Francie

For 20 years Francie Dillon has entertained children throughout the Sacramento area. Now the communities are giving back to help her while she battles a neurological disorder. The El Dorado Hills Library hosts a fundraiser for Dillon on Friday, Feb. 15. Courtesy photo

When Francie Dillon walked into the El Dorado Hills Library the room lit up with excitement. That’s what library Branch Manager Carolyn Brooks remembers about the children’s entertainer, who, along with her guitar, enchanted toddlers and their parents during her Jazz Babies programs. “The crowd got so big we had to add another show,” Brooks […]

No Comment / February 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 24-30

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Laptop missing Jan. 24: A Laptop computer was reported stolen from the Post Street post office. Big trouble Jan. 25: Deputies on Park Drive arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of  petty theft with priors, failing to yield, driving on a suspended license and […]

No Comment / January 31, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

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 »