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My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Garden Guru: Guru migrates south

The employees of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District attended a farewell luncheon in early September for departing general manager Brent Dennis, who pulled up roots and heading to the city of Anaheim to take on his new role as its  director of Community Services. While chatting with Brent about our shared passion for trees it […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rain can’t dampen great Concours

Jim and Wanda Matus of Rescue stand next to their all-original 1956 Buick Special convertible that was one of many pristine vehicles exhibited for the Niello Concours at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills Oct. 2. Photo by Larry Wietzman

With the threat of rain, which did eventually fall, the Niello Concours was bigger and better than ever with fabulous cars and some great motorcycles and scooters, including a rare 1960s Lambretta. Well over 175 classic, sports, muscle cars and motorcycles graced the green at the Serrano Visitors Center in El Dorado Hills on Oct. 9. […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troy x-country at Clovis Invite

FRESNO — The Oak Ridge High School varsity girls team and the varsity boys team competed well at 38th Annual Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno last weekend. Teams throughout the state competed in this invitational which is held on the 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) state meet course. The girls had 31 full (5-7 […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Finding music in silence

Eric Presnall, who grew up in El Dorado Hills, is premiering his short film, "Amusia" Oct. 13 at Tower Theatre in Sacramento. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Sherri Bergman Village Life correspondent “Music is the language of mankind,”— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Eric Presnall, an actor, producer, writer and director who grew up in El Dorado Hills, has been working to make this statement a vision with his new short film “Amusia.” Since he was ten years old, Presnall has been busy making […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Haunted house spooky and twisted

She's back — Alice, seen here with Hands4Hope volunteer Andrew Madigan, returns to the Scare4Hope Haunted House opening in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Oct. 7.

Once upon a time, the fairytale characters of Dream Harbor lived in a world free of evil. Until one day, when Little Red Riding Hood discovered the underworld, Nightmare Harbor, a dark and delightfully demented place where comforting fairytales take a twisted turn. Search parties are assembled to look for her; the only known information Red left behind […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Practice your escape plan

Mike Kaslin Cal Fire Amador – El Dorado Unit chief October brings us more fall-like weather with cooler temperatures. Unfortunately, it also comes with gusty winds. Perfect for a spooky Halloween night, but also definitely scary for fire weather. Just recently near Susanville the Willard Fire exhibited extreme fire behavior and explosive growth on a […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »