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Ashes blamed for house fire

Flames errupt from a Latrobe home. Courtesy photo

Just before midnight on May 1 El Dorado Hills firefighters and surrounding departments responded to a residential structure fire on Beaver Pond Drive in the Latrobe area. Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire coming from the garage and attic area. They attacked the fire and were able to keep it from spreading into the main portion of […]

No Comment / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Day wants to improve county culture

Alan Day

“I think I can make a difference in El Dorado County,” Alan Day said of his decision to run for District 1’s top job. Since being elected to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors four years ago, Day said he believes he has more work cut out for him to change things at […]

No Comment / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Ferry is senior and youth-focused

Steve Ferry

“I am the prosperity candidate,” Steve Ferry said about his campaign to be the next District 1 supervisor. “I can bring prosperity to this county without building another house.” Ferry and his wife Beth of 51 years have lived in El Dorado Hills since 2000 and their two grown sons and their families also live […]

No Comment / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Palm named ORHS principal

Aaron Palm will become Oak Ridge High School's permanent principal effective July 1. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Aaron Palm has accepted the permanent principal job at Oak Ridge High School. “It was a humbling experience to be interviewed by parent, teacher and student panels,” he said. “I’m humbled they gave me the opportunity to serve this community.” The El Dorado Union High School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Palm, who […]

No Comment / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Flying high: 50 years in the blue sky

Pilot Bob Jerauld sits in his Dova DV-1 light sport plane at the Cameron Airpark. He recently received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration for 50 years of flying without incident. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Age is no barrier to Cameron Park pilot Bob Jerauld, who, at 82, is still doing what he loves — flying. The recent recipient of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation Administration, Jerauld earned the award for flying for 50 years without an accident or FAA violation and maintaining his pilot’s license continuously […]

No Comment / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

GHS Elementary scores big in Science Olympiad

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Elementary students in third through sixth grade from Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills once again scored a spectacular finish in the Sacramento Division A Science Olympiad, this year locking down a second place finish at Mira Loma High School against 11 other regional public and private schools. Last year the team took third place. The […]

No Comment / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Mattock promises to get things done

Noelle Mattock

“Everything in my life has led me to this,” Noelle Mattock said of the contributions she could bring to the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor job. She moved to El Dorado Hills with her parents in 1970 when she was a toddler and said her earliest memories are of her parents volunteering. Her father […]

No Comment / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »