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My Turn: Annexing Rescue

Last month the El Dorado Hills Fire Department presented information on why we should annex the Rescue Fire Department. The EDHFD recently annexed the Latrobe Fire Department, claiming better support for EDH fire needs. EDHFD had already contracted to support LFD. However, that annexation will now cost El Dorado Hills taxpayers an unanticipated $600,000 annually to install […]

1 Comment / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Lake Forest students to honor veterans

Lake Forest Elementary School invites area veterans to be honored at their Celebration of Freedom assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at 2240 Sailsbury Drive, El Dorado Hills Veterans from local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and friends and relatives of Lake Forest students will be present. […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Empty bowls fill food bank

Siblings Luke Peterson, Chloe Peterson and Connor Peterson, left to right, broke bread together at Oak Ridge’s first annual Empty Bowls event last Thursday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High School hosted its first Empty Bowls event last Thursday night, raising $16,500 for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. Art class students crafted 600 ceramic bowls for the sold-out event. Ticket holders were served bread and soup — tortilla, corn chowder, chicken noodle or vegetable curry — in the commemorative bowls. For the past last […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

White Rock Village Knitting Team donates preemie caps

The White Rock Village knitting team recently donated 143 preemie caps and 26 isolate covers to the Ally and Izzy Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to assisting families of premature or critically ill infants that are receiving treatment in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. “I think it is a great opportunity for us,” Aly and […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sing as service

Threshold Choir is an international volunteer organization founded in 2000 in Marin County. Local Threshold Choir chapters send small groups of women to sing a capella at the bedsides of those facing the end of life or working through chronic disease or rehabilitation from illness or injury. The purpose is to bring comfort, calm, and connection. […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Stay fire safe: We’re not out of the (tinderbox) woods yet

This has been one of the most destructive years of wildland fire. Two of the recent large fires are in the top 10 most destructive in recorded history — more than 3,000 structures damaged or destroyed, multiple people burned and lives lost, both firefighters and members of the public. Firefighters with more than 30 years of service are saying […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Andrew Peterson

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Peterson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and […]

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