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Dangerous Green Valley Road intersection may get ‘quick fix’

GREEN VALLEY RANCH ENTRANCE - Deputy DOT Director Matt Smeltzer surveys the intersection of Green Valley and Deer Valley Roads, at the entrance to Green Valley Ranch, trying to confirm there'€™s enough room on the shoulder to squeeze in temporary turn lanes. The "quick fix"€ would protect left turners until the promised full-scale intersection improvement, currently planned for 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The intersection where Deer Valley Road meets Green Valley Road has gained a dangerous reputation. Green Springs Ranch residents want El Dorado County officials to do something about it. Last week District 1 Supervisor John Knight and county Department of Transportation Deputy Director Matt Smeltzer began dialogue with concerned residents of the semi-rural development, a […]

1 Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills team shows compassion, love in the time of cholera

SAVING LIVES —€” Nurse Jill Gambetta, Dr. Dario Gambetta and Dr. Guy Guilfoy, left to right, tend to 12-year-old Jude, a severely ill patient whose serious condition brought to light the cholera outbreak in Haiti's northwest region. Photo by Nick Sharples

Rolling Hills Christian Church parishioners have seen poverty. But never like this. They’ve worked long hours. But never like this. People have touched their hearts. But never like this. One week in Haiti forever changed 60 volunteers who set out on one mission but, as God works in mysterious ways, something completely different happened. On […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

1 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 »