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Residents plead case for new crosswalk

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With construction of Windsor Point Park underway, neighbors say a new crosswalk leading to it only makes sense. The Department of Transportation, however, says no. Windsor Point Park sits on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives, directly across from Lake Forest Elementary and Marina Village Middle School. Currently two crosswalks with stop signs form […]

No Comment / July 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Construction starts on Sienna Ridge Road

CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN on the realignment of Sienna Ridge Road near the intersection of Serrano Parkway and Bass Lake Road in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Many drivers pass right by Sienna Ridge Road’s inconspicuous northern entrance off Bass Lake Road, but soon that entrance will be moved to extend a new, realigned section of the roadway eastward from Serrano Parkway. Serrano Associates, LLC began the planned realignment of what was formerly known as Old Bass Lake Road and will abandon […]

No Comment / July 14, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

In the market for a fire truck?

This beauty can be yours (firefighters not included). EDH firefighter/paramedic Chris Landry, engineer/paramedic Mike MacKenzie, Chief Dave Roberts and Capt. Matt Beckett show off the fire truck for sale. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Crews put up the letters for the Gilmore Senior Center, named after El Dorado Hills' tireless senior advocate Moni Gilmore. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

The Grupps welcome Gabriela Alarte to their El Dorado Hills home. Pictured left to right are: Caroline, Isabelle, Rivers, Charlie the dog, Gabriela, Rob. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brock’s bound for Bolivia

Brock Bastian, 16, heads to Bolivia on July 12 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He's sponsored by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

No Comment / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge hosts youth track meet series

Tyler Burns, 12, of El Dorado Hills demonstrates how to pole vault during the Friday Nights Under the Lights youth track and field meet on June 28 at Oak Ridge High School. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

The Sacramento Running Association has partnered with Oak Ridge High School to host a series of free youth track meets this summer. Calling it Friday Nights Under the Lights, SRA is on a mission to improve children’s fitness by introducing them to an active lifestyle at an early age. The third and final meet is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »