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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


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 »

Fire Chief Veerkamp stepping down

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp has served in the department's top spot for four-and-a-half years. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado County native plans to run for Sweeney’s District 3 supervisor seat El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp gave his “90-day notice” during the Dec. 9 fire board meeting, citing tentative plans to run for Jack Sweeney’s District 3 county supervisor seat opening up in 2012. He will leave the department in March. […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom football wins state championship

STATE CHAMPS Folsom celebrate in the pouring rain at the end of Saturday's grueling CIF State Championship game. Photo by Lee Gordon

By Lee Gordon Mother Lode News correspondent A steady barrage was interrupted by two feverish bursts Saturday in the Division II CIF State Football Championship. That’s not a rain reference. It was awful weather and awful field conditions at the Home Depot Center on the California State University Dominguez Hills campus, but anyone associated with […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »