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Floating pump ensures water access

This floating pump will ensure El Dorado Hills residents have access to water from Folsom Lake, Courtesy photo

Earlier this year El Dorado Irrigation District installed a temporary emergency floating pump barge in Folsom Lake that will ensure access to drinking water supplies should the reservoir’s water level drop below existing intake levels. The District contracted with Pac Machine Company, Inc. of Sacramento for the rental of the barge for up to three months […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fundraiser the perfect recipe to help the community

Renowned Chef Randy Aprill, poses with his wife Maryann, left, and Barbara Brown with the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. Aprill will appear at a ALSF event later this month. Photo by Caroline Taylor

The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills, whose goal is to help children, families and seniors in need and to bring meaningful cultural events to the community, will host a culinary forum with three renowned chefs at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Folsom Community Center. Chef Randy Aprill, a resident of El Dorado Hills, is […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vehicles shine at Niello Concours

Standing next to this 1948 Tucker designed by Alex Tremulis is Steve Tremulis, the designer's nephew, at Sunday's Niello Concours at Serrano. Tuckers were powered by a 335 cubic-inch (5.5L), 166 hp Franklin flat six originally designed for aviation use. Tucker designed a liquid cooling system for the originally air cooled engine, which was located in the rear of the car. Photo by Larry Weitzman

From humble beginnings, the Niello Concours has grown up and features plenty of everything — pre-war classics from Packard, Lincoln and Cadillac, half a dozen or so 1950s and ’60s muscle cars, more than two dozen Ferraris from a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE to a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta and more than a dozen De […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

25 years dedicated to kids

​First-graders Adrienne Oneto, left, and Luke Wister ready their class banner for the school parade in celebration of Lake Forest Elementary's 25th anniversary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

On Sept. 25 Lake Forest Elementary held a school-wide parade and rally to mark 25 years to the day the school opened. Students marched with “Happy Birthday” class banners across the outdoor stage and black top as era music dating back to 1990 played. “We wanted it to be a kid-based event and for students […]

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

Hands4Hope ​scholarship fund empowers youth

Ryan Hersh, left, poses with two other Hands4Hope participants at a Food Blitz for the Hungry event, collecting food and monetary donations to help stock shelves at local food banks. Courtesy photo

The Ryan Christopher Hersh Memorial Scholarship Fund has been initiated by the grandparents of Ryan Christopher Hersh in memory of their grandson Ryan, who died at the age of 18. Ryan was an active participant in Hands4Hope for multiple years, assisting with food collection and distribution, homeless outreaches and mentoring children at a local food and […]

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

More decisions to be made for Capital Southeast Connector

The Capital Southeast Connector provides an alternate route from El Dorado County to Interstate 5.

With work continuing on the Capital Southeast Connector, later this month the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will decide what happens next on a 1 mile section of the project being built in this county. That mile is on White Rock Road, going from the county line to Windfield Way. Part of a 35-mile-long, limited-access expressway meant […]

1 Comment / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

OR grad’s passion for Israel pays off

Kassandra Ropp, right, stands with fellow first place winner Derek Arone, left, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer. Ropp and Arone tied to win a global video competition sponsored by the Israeli Embassy. They recently took a diplomatic relations trip to Israel and met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Ropp will move to Israel in October to finish her undergraduate degree. Courtesy photo

When many 13-year-olds are interested in the latest celebrity gossip or fashion, El Dorado Hills resident Kassi Ropp was marching in the pro-Israel movement. Now 23, the 2010 Oak Ridge graduate continues to work for pro-Israel legislation and recently traveled to Israel on an all-expenses-paid diplomatic relations trip for winning a 90-second video competition sponsored […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »