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Rob Karnow is proud to serve

El Dorado Hills Engineer/Paramedic Rob Karnow was recently named Firefighter of the Year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do you turn a dining room table into something that inspires and instills a sense of pride? El Dorado Hills Engineer/Paramedic/Acting Capt. Rob Karnow did just that when he started the fire department’s Proud to Serve campaign. He turned furniture into art, complete with a golden firefighter’s helmet. The piece hangs above the doorway […]

No Comment / February 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Settling road worries residents

“It’s not a sinkhole,” El Dorado County Department of Transportation Deputy Director of Maintenance Don Spear said of a visible roadway blemish along Francisco Drive. “It’s just the road settling over the sewer lines,” Spear explained. “It’s not a hazard.” Earlier this month, DOT received calls from worried residents who feared the worst — a sinkhole […]

1 Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pastor Chris Milbrath embraces God, foothill living

Lakehills co-pastor Chris Milbrath said he loves to see lives change and people's hearts transform through God. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do you invite God into your heart? Pastor Chris Milbrath remembers his “coming to Jesus moment” well. “I was leading a pretty self-destructive life … making a lot of poor choices,” Milbrath said. While studying at UC Irvine, the then 21-year-old met several Christian students who inspired him to make a change. “I sensed […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teens engage Rotary audience

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills speech contest winners celebrate. Back row left to right: Rotarian and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rotarian and Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke and Rotary Club President Coy Baugh; front row: first-place winner Mathew Cruz, third-place winner Ryan Schwary and second-place winner Ashley Abraham. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Nine El Dorado Hills teens participated in the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ annual speech contest Wednesday, sharing their thoughts on this year’s theme: Engage Youth … Change Lives. Oak Ridge High School sophomore Mathew Cruz, 15, took home first place, winning $200 and a spot in the regional semifinal. That competition will take place at […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 7-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Smash and grab Feb. 7: A Thief busted out a vehicle’s window on Gillett Drive and stole  purse. Gate crasher Feb. 8: Vandals damages a security gate on Powers Drive. Getaway car Feb. 9: Burglars broke into a Walton Place resident, stole several items […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Wallace Fullerton joins EDH Fire Board

Wallace Fullerton

Retired Marysville police chief and former L.A. County sheriff’s lieutenant Wallace Fullerton has seen riots, natural disasters, contentious politics and more paperwork than one dares imagine. Now settled in El Dorado Hills, the 56-year-old retiree’s ready to roll up his sleeves for another round of public service — this time as the newest El Dorado […]

No Comment / February 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Evan Bagdis

Friends, family and Rotarians gather around Student of the Month Evan Bagdis. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Fifth-grader Evan Bagdis’ work ethic earned applause and more at last week’s Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. The Silva Valley Elementary School student received the Student of the Month award. Science and math are Evan’s favorite subjects and he also loves baseball, being both an A’s and Giants fan. Principal Kathy Holliman said […]

3 Comments / February 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »