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Seesawing CSD race still undecided

Bill Vandegrift, left, and Chuck Hammond await the outcome of the Nov. 2 election. One will be names an El Dorado Hills Community Services District director

For Bill Vandegrift and Chuck Hammond Election Day has lasted a bit longer than the normal 24 hours. The two El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors candidates are locked in a race still too close to call. The most recent county Elections Department update has Vandegrift leading by 21 votes but about […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supermarket fundraiser = money for schools

Randy Wehman, store director at Nugget Markets in El Dorado Hills, presents Buckeye Education Foundation's Jack Peterson with a $2,500 check as part of the recent matching funds drive hosted by Nugget and Food4Less. In total, the two-week drive raised $5,397 for local Buckeye Union schools. Photo by Lynn Machon

SHINGLE SPRINGS – A representative from Nugget Market and Food 4 Less presented an oversized check for $2,500 to the Buckeye Education Foundation on Nov. 5 — the result of a successful fundraising partnership. During a two-week matching fund drive held Oct. 20 to Nov. 3 guests at both Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / November 12, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Veterans recognized in El Dorado Hills

THE POW-MIA FLAG hoisted Wednesday morning reminds Americans not to forget those left behind during foreign wars. Village Life photos by Andy Laughlin

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center celebrated Veterans Day and the Marine Corps’ birthday Wednesday morning with a guest speaker and several local veterans sharing their stories. Local author Bev Moglich discussed her book, “Memoirs of a Navy Brat,” written about her experience as a teenager living in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombings. Several […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students share treats with the troops

A WHOLE LOTTA CANDY —€” Fifth-graders Kelly Kassis, Audrey Sears, Gina Tarry, Nicole Chase and Tori Nguyen, left to right, pose with the big haul of goodoes they and other Lakeview Elementary students gathered for care packaged heading to troops serving overseas. Courtesy photo

Lakeview Elementary students dug into their own Halloween buckets last week and donated about 100 pounds of candy. The cause — “Treats for our Troops.” The El Dorado Hills students gave up chocolate peanut butter cups and gobstoppers to cheer up servicemen and women serving overseas this holiday season. They also made “Thank You” cards. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Freeway dedicated to slain CHP officer

WIFE of slain CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell, Lynn Russell spoke at the freeway dedication with friend Tom Flahaven, CHP Valley Division at her side. Russell shared a fond memories for the memorial event. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

For California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow, it’s only fitting that slain CHP officer Scott Russell be memorialized in the county he served — “God’s country,” as Farrow called it. “I know now today (Russell) stands tall with all the angels in Heaven,” he told the hundreds who gathered Monday for the officer’s freeway dedication. […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bodacious Babes help get P.A.R.T.Y. started

SIMULATED ACCIDENT — Vista High School sophomore Brandon Kim gets loaded into an ambulance by Folsom Police Sergeant Chris Emery and paramedic Colleen Youngblood as part of a simulated crash scene, complete with a demolished car, in last Friday'€™s P.A.R.T.Y program. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Crash victims Kathi Sturgeon and Kathy Hurd “P.A.R.T.Y.ed” with Vista High School sophomores Friday. But this party at Folsom’s Mercy Hospital didn’t include balloons and music; it replaced the fun with drama and serious life lessons. The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related […]

2 Comments / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

DIY show takes over EDH bathroom

DIY — Homeowner Jeremy Dawson, 39, El Dorado Hills, left, and DIY show host Matt Muenster, 33, prepare a piece of wood for shelving in the master bathroom remodel for the DIY network show Bath Crashers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Jeremy and Cassie Dawson of El Dorado Hills had a problem — the toilet that wouldn’t die. Daily plunging and overflowing had damaged their master bathroom flooring and they’d torn it up … two years ago. “We just didn’t have time to replace it, ” said Cassie Dawson. Enter Bath Crashers, a television series on […]

No Comment / November 08, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »