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CSD pavilion renamed to honor tireless volunteer

The EDHCSD pavilion has been renamed to honor longtime El Dorado Hills activist Norm Rowett, who died last year. File photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to rename the CSD pavilion the Norm Rowett Pavilion at its monthly board meeting Thursday night. Rowett, a longtime El Dorado Hills resident and tireless volunteer, died last October at age 78. Rowett served on various community groups and spearheaded what would become […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Break Free ‘so much more than a run’

Join the fight to end sex trafficking by signing up for the Break Free Run in Folsom on Sept. 26. Courtesy photo

Who knew a terrible crime could turn into an opportunity to impact many people worldwide? When El Dorado Hills mother Vicki Zito’s 17-year-old daughter was taken from Safeway in 2008 and sold for sex on Craigslist for eight days before being rescued by the FBI, Zito and other El Dorado Hills parents founded the non-profit […]

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Smoked in: Butte Fire leaves El Dorado County in a haze

Helicopters contracted to fight the Butte Fire were grounded due to heavy smoke Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Though the Butte Fire has not burned one inch of land in El Dorado County, it’s effecting everyone who lives here. Thick smoke has replaced blue sky, forcing sporting event cancellation and limiting visibility. And while many opted out of outdoor activities these last few days, smoke didn’t completely ruin everyone’s weekend. Saturday, more than 200 people participated in Marshall Medical […]

1 Comment / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Musical tribute honors those lost on 9/11

A sign at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills marks the times each flight crashed on 9/11. Village Life photo by Amanda Williams

In the quiet, smoky morning haze on Sep. 11, Jay Chopp began his day at 5:46 a.m on his porch playing Bugle Taps in memory of each plane that crashed on that fateful day 14 years ago. Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 a.m.; Flight 175, hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m. The […]

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Fire displaces EDH family

Thick smoke billows from a burning El Dorado Hills home. Courtesy photo

A Waterman Court home was severely damaged after an accidental fire on Sept. 3. “El Dorado Hills firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from multiple windows of a single story residential house,” Division Chief Mike Lilienthal said. “Firefighters initiated an interior attack to extinguish the fire.” No people were injured but one pet rabbit died in […]

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

Parker, January join forces on new senior center

The proposed Center for the Ages would be next door to Fire Station 85 on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Amenities would include a therapy pool for seniors and a main hall for conferences or other gatherings that could accommodate 500 to 600 people. Courtesy graphic

Local historian and community activist Betty January hopes to work her magic yet again. Just as her perseverance got the El Dorado Hills Library built with the help of Parker Development, January has partnered with the Serrano developer once more to bring a new senior center to fruition. A Center for the Ages of El Dorado […]

2 Comments / September 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Drug investigation clouds Union Mine

El Dorado Union High School District Superintendent Stephen Wehr, right, and El Dorado County sheriff's Lt. Tom Murdoch speak at a press conference regarding Union Mine JV football players Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz, who were hospitalized after the Aug. 28 game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A 17-year-old Union Mine student accused of selling Adderall to fellow students was arrested and appeared in court last week following an Aug. 28 incident in which two Union JV football players collapsed after their game. Officials acknowledged drug rumors during an Aug. 31 press conference focused on the conditions of Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz. Adderall, […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »