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Sheriff: Fears stronger than stats

Sheriff John D'Agostini speaks to a packed room at the Green Valley Mortuary's Legacy Center about the current state of crime and prevention in El Dorado Hills. He was joined by District 1 supervisor candidate Beth Gaines, EDHCSD interim General Manager Kevin Loewen and supervisor candidate John Hidahl, seated behind the sheriff, left to right. Photo by Julie Samrick

After a string of recent home invasions, El Dorado Hills residents called for a crime and safety update, which was held in a Q&A format at the Green Valley Mortuary’s Legacy Center last Wednesday night. Sheriff John D’Agostini spoke for an hour before a packed room of residents. He answered pre-selected and impromptu questions, beginning […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Haunted house spooky and twisted

She's back — Alice, seen here with Hands4Hope volunteer Andrew Madigan, returns to the Scare4Hope Haunted House opening in El Dorado Hills Town Center on Oct. 7.

Once upon a time, the fairytale characters of Dream Harbor lived in a world free of evil. Until one day, when Little Red Riding Hood discovered the underworld, Nightmare Harbor, a dark and delightfully demented place where comforting fairytales take a twisted turn. Search parties are assembled to look for her; the only known information Red left behind […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Dam’s new spillway almost done

Kylan Kegel, U.S. Army Corps lead engineer of design for the Folsom Auxiliary Spillway project, gives El Dorado Irrigation District officials a tour of the facility. Photo by Laurie Edwards

California may be in its fifth year of drought, but that hasn’t stopped construction of an auxiliary spillway for Folsom Dam should the weather suddenly turn. Designed to provide a minimum 200-year flood protection to the Sacramento region, the spillway is a joint federal project involving the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Central Valley […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman on a mission

Oak Ridge High School graduate Lauren Kolenda leaves for Italy soon to continue working to end human trafficking. She's seen during an  outreach trip to Tanzania in 2014. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Lauren Kolenda leaves for Rome, Italy, in early October to continue the work she said has been her passion since she was a freshman at Oak Ridge High School. For the next two years she will work as a mission intern to help combat human trafficking with the ReachGlobal Organization. “Italy is […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vardas earns Eagle wings

Oak Ridge junior Nathan Vardas recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Nathan Vardas of Troop 645 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Court of Honor ceremony was held Aug. 13. For his Eagle Scout service project, the 16-year-old Oak Ridge junior created an area at Marina Village Middle School where students may gather to socialize or to use the space as an outdoor classroom. […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Salute to Valor event honors local recruiters

Salute to Valor Chair Joe Whiten holds one of the golf tournament’s special pin flags and its Armed Forces Champion trophy. Photo by John Poimiroo

El Dorado County’s active duty Armed Forces recruiters were honored Sept. 19 at the third annual Serrano Salute to Valor golf tournament in El Dorado Hills. About 120 golfers participated in the tournament, organized jointly by the El Dorado County Veterans Alliance (aka Friends of the Veterans Monument) and members of the Serrano Country Club. More than $60,000 […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior center thriving 10 years later

Artists Elaine Wallin, right, and Jimmie Grann, center, add details to a design by Bonnie Williams during the Gilmore Senior Center 10th birthday celebration. The artists welcomed public participation in adding color to both canvases which will be on display at the senior center upon completion. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills celebrated 10 years of service to the community at a special birthday party last Friday afternoon, including an open house, activities and, of course, birthday cake. Invited speakers included District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and El Dorado Hills Community Services Directors Wayne Lowery and Allan Priest. Since 2006, […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »