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Officer of the Year

District Attorney Vern Pierson, left, names Craig Hellberg Officer of the Year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado County district attorney investigative assistant Craig Hellberg received the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Officer of the Year Award Wednesday morning. Hellberg has been with the DA’s Office for 10 years. His relentless and invaluable work behind the scenes has helped county deputy district attorneys obtain convictions in hundreds if not thousands of cases, […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Celebrate summer at the Cameron Park Summer Spectacular

Once the sun goes down, the fireworks show will illuminate the sky above Cameron Park Lake to conclude the annual Summer Spectacular June 25. Village Life file photo by Lily Hodge

Food, live music all day, activities for all ages and fireworks — what could be a better way to celebrate the start of summer? Cameron Park Community Services District is launching its largest event of the year at Cameron Park Lake — the 17th annual Summer Spectacular — on Saturday, June 25. The gates to […]

Comments Off / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

My Turn: Bill violates religious freedom on campus

Passed by the state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles. Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The story behind spectacular fireworks

CPCSD's Summer Spectacular returns this month. File photo

The production of fireworks have come a long ways since the Chinese invented the fireworks. According to the Smithsonian, as early as 200 B.C. the Chinese were writing on green bamboo stalks and heating them on coals to dry. If they were left too long over the heat, the wood expanded and burst with a […]

1 Comment / June 11, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Ask a Care Manager: Fall prevention — what can you do to protect yourself?

Mrs. Hill lives in her own home and is fiercely independent. She is very active and enjoys attending bunco with her ladies group every week. However, last week on her way to the car, Mrs. Hill tripped over an extension cord in the garage and fell. She was transported to the emergency room with a […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A visionary leader: Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet leads coalition

El Dorado Community Vision Coalition Executive Director Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet said her passion for helping youth will help the coalition reach its goals. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet has taken the helm as the executive director the El Dorado Community Vision Coalition. “Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet’s experience and background in working with non-profit organizations was outstanding,” said coalition board Vice President Bill Wild. “The entire interview panel agreed that Stephanie would be a great executive director and would be a positive addition to El Dorado […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Take the family to Placerville for the El Dorado County Fair

The El Dorado County Fair gates open Thursday afternoon for four days of family-friendly entertainment. Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to take a seat on a thrilling carnival ride, chow down on some festive fair food or dance the night away to the tunes of our region’s best rock and country bands. Village Life file photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, the temperature rises and El Dorado County residents look forward to an annual tradition that brings together old and young alike. That’s right! The El Dorado County Fair is right around the corner and fair officials say this year’s event is sure to have […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »