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New CSD general manager on the job

NEW ON THE JOB —€” El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John P. Skeel stepped into his position this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three jet-lagged Colorado imports started school in El Dorado Hills Jan. 4. Their father, John P. Skeel, began a different educational process last week when he assumed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager position. Skeel and his family arrived in Sacramento late Monday from a vacation in the Florida Keys. The family is […]

No Comment / January 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New, returning county officials take the oath

The Honorable Susanne N. Kingsbury administers the Oath Of Office to the new El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Monday at the board of supervisors hearing room in Placerville. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A mooving experience: EDH firefighters make special New Year’s Eve delivery

SPECIAL DELIVERY —€” El Dorado Hills Fire Department Battalion Chief John Niehues, left, and cattle owner Stephen Marsh spend some time with little "Chief," the calf firefighters delivered on New Year's Eve. Marsh and his wife own the cow and calf, who they say just might become a family pet. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Most of the Angus beef El Dorado Hills firefighters encounter is on a plate. But on New Year’s Eve Battalion Chief John Niehues’ crew encountered some on the hoof, delivering a healthy bull-calf in a pasture off Bass Lake Road. The crew was headed to Station 86 for a training drill when an EID employee […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

2010: The year Sharon Tate’s resolution stuck

BIGGEST LOSER €“Sharon Tate lost the most weight at her workplace, Blue Shield in El Dorado Hills, losing a total of 72 pounds. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Sharon Tate made the same New Year’s resolution each year for 15 years — to lose weight. It’s the same resolution that millions of other Americans make every year, along with getting more exercise and quitting smoking. But in 2010 Tate not only kept her resolution, she made up for the years when she hadn’t […]

No Comment / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Legends’ is Cameron Park sports collectibles shop

TEAM LEGENDS — Owner Steven Fereria, 50, right, and his niece Madison Grandlund, 10, both of Cameron Park are sports fanatics and all of the memorabilia at Legends Sports Collectibles and More is proof of that. At Legends collectors will find rare sports collectibles to fit any budget and they also offer free evaluations of cards and collectables. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

By Krysten Kellum Steven Fereria has been collecting sports memorabilia since he was a kid and he’s got a lot of stuff. Fereria, 50, recently relocated from the Bay Area to open Legends Sports Collectibles and More in Cameron Park.  He’s not doing it for money—just a good time. “I’m not concerned with getting rich […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

2010: A year of high profile retirements, gold-plated benefits

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Former El Dorado County Sheriff Jeff Neves retired in late 2009, a full year before his term ended. He offered up the tried-and-true but paper-thin “time with family” exculpation to explain his departure. Neves’ CalPERS retirement benefit, a tidy $15,202 per month, might have also factored into the decision. With pension reform in the wind, Neves […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Close one for Lady Trojans

TROJAN post Lauren Sende looks to score in Tuesday’s Toss Up opener. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Challenged wire-to-wire by El Camino Wednesday in the second round of the Trojan Toss Up, host Oak Ridge held on for a 60-54 victory to advance to the tournament final against either Kennedy or Christian Brothers. Returning to the championship game of their own tournament is nothing new to the Lady Trojans — being in […]

No Comment / December 23, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »