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Holy Trinity shows heart for Haiti

David and Kathy Lopez say their recent delegation trip to Haiti was life changing, leading the couple to share their experience with their parish community at Holy Trinity in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

When Holy Trinity Catholic Church parishioners David and Kathy Lopez decided to join Holy Family Church’s outreach visit to Haiti in May, one of them was more enthusiastic about going than the other. They would visit Father Tom Hagan, who founded Hands Together in 1986 after leading a group of college students to Haiti and […]

No Comment / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

FBI hunts the ‘Bandage Bandit’

This man is suspected in at least four bank robberies, including two in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in catching the “Bandage Bandit,” a suspect who has reportedly robbed banks from the Nevada state line to Folsom. The suspect, who wears bandages on his face, is believed to be in his 20s or 30s. He has blond hair, a large build and is 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

App has kids, adults on the go

El Dorado Hills brothers Cole Riley, left, and Caden Riley play Pokémon Go while walking down Town Center Boulevard last Friday. El Dorado Hills Town Center is a virtual gold mine for those playing the game. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though Pokémon Go was only released July 6, the location-based, real-time video game app has spread across the country and El Dorado Hills, with people of all ages playing to collect upward of 200 Pokémon characters. My 12-year-old son took me on a tour of El Dorado Hills to see just where the characters pop […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

$61 million sheriff’s facility gets go-ahead

The proposed sheriff's public safety facility will cover 12 acres plus a 7-acre solar farm (at an additional cost). Facility features include a shooting range and morgue.
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The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved moving forward on an approximately $61 million public safety facility, voting 4-1 during a special meeting July 11. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the project saying that financial analysis to date is insufficient. Sheriff’s Department staff and volunteers packed the board chambers to standing room only and vigorously […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Slip renters, McClintock fume over water policies

Folsom Lake boat slip renters must pull their boats out of the water Aug. 5, far earlier than expected. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Until the drought began five years ago, Folsom Lake Marina operator at Brown’s Ravine Ken Christensen said it was typical for boats to stay in rented slips until October, with 5 mph signs posted through December. For the past few years 675 slip renters have had to pull their boats out of the water well […]

9 Comments / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Art Patterson named Veteran of the Year

Ponte Palmero CEO Greg Kasner, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn,                                                                                                                                     Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Veteran of the Year Art Patterson and Pete Conaty with the Department of Veteran Affairs, left to right, pose for a photo during the Legislature's event honoring veterans. Courtesy photo

Arthur “Art” Patterson of El Dorado County was recently named Veteran of the Year for the 6th Assembly District by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills. Patterson served in the military for 23 years, two years in the Army and 21 years in the Air Force. He was 17 years old when he joined the military by asking […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »