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Daddies and daughters share the love

El Dorado Hills resident Brian Samrick had two beautiful dates for the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance — his daughters Catherine, 8, left, and Natalie, 6. Photo by Whitney Kahn

Daddies and daughters dressed up and danced the night away at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. The event is so popular, the EDHCSD hosted two dances this year — Friday and Saturday nights — in the gym. “Both nights were sold out with 200 per night and we opened […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Psych eval sought for EDH murder suspect

Accused murderer Anderson Swift, right, speaks with his attorney Mark Ralphs in  Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Monday, Feb. 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A preliminary hearing was set in a Monday hearing for the man accused of killing an El Dorado Hills woman during a carjacking last month. Anderson Swift appeared with appointed attorney Mark Ralphs to set a preliminary hearing date, which prosecutor Bill Clark noted would require a Spanish interpreter for witnesses. The preliminary hearing is anticipated […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safety improvements OK’d ahead of interchange

Cars won't be able to fly up or down this portion of Serrano Parkway any longer. A 4-way stop will be installed at Village Green (entrance to the Serrano Visitor's Center) ahead of the Silva Valley interchange completion. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved county staff’s recommendation to add an additional 4-way stop intersection on Serrano Parkway before the Silva Valley interchange opens in 2016. John Kahling, deputy director of engineering for the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, presented the county’s analysis and traffic findings to the board last week following a […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barber Jon gets stolen items back

Barber Jon poses with the stolen goods mysteriously returned Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Awe” is the word owner Jon Rivera used to describe his feelings after items stolen from Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop and his Museum of Curiosities and Oddities last month mysteriously reappeared Sunday morning. In the early morning hours of Jan. 21 thieves broke into the Green Valley Road barber shop and took more than $1,000 in cash, […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Junior Trojans put studies first

More than 140 children in first through eighth grade attended the annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans Scholastic All Stars event on Jan. 23. Student athletes were recognized and awarded for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. Courtesy photo

Young student athletes received accolades off the field at a special Jan. 23 event. More than 140 students in first through eighth grade were recognized for their academic achievements at the seventh annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Scholastic All-Stars awards ceremony. Event chair and Jr. Trojans parent Theresa Miller told the coaches to cover their ears at the […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Barbershop is a cut above

PERFECT CUT — Wesley J. De Young, 85, seated, gets his hair cut by barber Paul Raioche at the Cameron Park Barber Shop while patrons behind the pair also get a trim. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Andy and Barney didn’t drop in, but the stream of customers walking past the red-and-white barber’s pole and into the Cameron Park Barbershop could have come straight from Mayberry. It’s that kind of place, where friends and neighbors meet to chat about the weather, sports and current news events and come up with solutions to […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »