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Best Women’s Shop: Sandra D’s Boutique

Photo by Roberta Long

Sandra D’s Boutique has been a staple in the Raley’s shopping center in El Dorado Hills since the center opened. The shop has styled El Dorado Hills women the way they want to look, “fabulous and unique.” Recently the store moved from next to Bella Bru and is now closer to Raley’s. Fresh spring styles […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »

Best General Contractor: Straight Line Construction

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Straight Line Construction is a roofing and exterior remodeling contractor serving El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties. Straight Line was started as a roofing company by El Dorado County resident Jack Borba, who began as a boy by helping his dad in the roofing trade. The company still installs, replaces and repairs roofs — emergency […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »

Best Pest Control: Koby Pest Control

Photo by Roberta Long

Mike Kobus opened Koby Pest Control in his hometown of Placerville nearly 20 years ago and quickly became the go-to service for residential and commercial pest and weed control in El Dorado, Sacramento and Placer counties. Koby is licensed by the State Structural Pest Control Board. Call for a one-time emergency or have the specialists come […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Best of 2015 | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire contracts for outside review

It took a couple meetings to come to agreement, but the El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors approved a contract for a three-part comprehensive review of the district. The contested issue was the selection of a contractor to prepare the district’s community risk assessment, standards of cover and a facilities master plan. On Sept. 15, 2015, […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New Station 84 now in service

El Dorado Hills firefighter Sean Ward looks up from the bottom of Station 84's pole, which quickly takes firefighters down 19 feet from the second floor, where they sleep, to the first floor. Photo courtesy of EDH Fire

Station 84 has been redesigned and rebuilt. The building looks great and, more importantly, it is safer and more efficient. “Seconds count when you’re called out,” said Capt. Mark Ali, who heads the B shift at the station. The station is staffed 24 hours a day by a captain, engineer and firefighter/paramedic in shifts A, B and […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Indy film tinsels Town Center

NNY DawnandHawkes HopHouse Jordan Silva Boom

For two weeks this fall, El Dorado Hills Town Center became the set for the full-length independent romantic comedy film “Not Your Year.” Visitors to Town Center may have noticed film crews at a concert in the Steven Young Amphitheatre by indi-folk musicians Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes. The Austin, Tex.-based couple received national recognition […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »