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Family ‘makes the most’ out of leukemia diagnosis

Shane Rogers begins another round of treatment for leukemia this week. The community has rallied around his family during this tough time, Courtesy photo

Shane Rogers brings community together Mother of two Kristen Rogers had grown accustomed to seeing the ugly side of human nature. Time and again the El Dorado Hills resident said she asked, “What is happening in this world?” as she saw negative stories splashed on the evening news. But since her 8-year-old son Shane was […]

No Comment / November 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojans dominate in playoff rematch

Joyous Trojan Jacob Proul celebrates his team's victory over Burbank High School on Saturday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Victory gives Trojans section title shot SACRAMENTO — Containing an explosive, run-oriented offense on one side of the ball and producing enough points on the other, Oak Ridge handled Burbank 24-6 Saturday at Titan Stadium. With the Sac-Joaquin Division I semifinal playoff win, the Trojans (12-1) return to the section title game for the first […]

No Comment / November 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Bond fan shaken, not stirred

Uwe Brosamle shows off his James Bond movie posters, collected while he was a teen in Germany. They now hang in his El Dorado Hills dental office. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

As a teenager growing up in Germany, Uwe Brosamle was enthralled by James Bond movies. Ask the El Dorado Hills resident his favorite of the seven men who played Bond and the answer is quick: “Sir Roger Moore, that’s the one I grew up with in the ’70s.” “The Spy Who Loved Me” is his favorite […]

No Comment / November 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Seniors get a new tree

Crews tip the tree into its new home in front of the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The Coastal Redwood will become the new "€œunofficial"€ El Dorado Hills Christmas tree, replaing a tree that died earlier this year. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

It’s been a rough year for the trees on El Dorado Hills thoroughfares, with stalwart sentries on El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Francisco Drive either struck down by disease or condemned for the crime of busting buried water pipes. The most recent victim was the landmark Christmas tree that towered above the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / November 19, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

There’s no place like ‘Homes for the Holidays’ in EDH

The Roberts' home features beautifully decorated Christmas trees and a Santa's Wonderland "man cave." Visit it and other homes on the Homes for the Holidays tour Dec. 1 & 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

That “Winter Wonderland” month is nearly here: December. Soon, the joyous strains of Christmas music will be heard over the radio. Kitchens will be filled with the scents of holiday feasts and treats. Children will share games and family traditions, such as dreidel, with school chums. Stores already have their holiday décor up. There is […]

2 Comments / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Toys for Tots time!

El Dorado Hills firefighters Chris Landry, left, and Mike Gygax hold up some toys already donated to this year's Toys for Tots campaign. In early December Landry said he hopes to see thousands of toys in the Station 85 engine bay. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters are making room for Oscar the Grouch, Barbie and Transformers at Station 85 as the annual Toys for Tots campaign has arrived. Everyone is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy (or toys) in the Toys for Tots boxes set up at 40 locations, including fire stations, Town Center businesses […]

1 Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Attic fire destroys EDH home

Firefighters douse flames in a Reem Court home's attic. Falling roof tiles prevented crews from battling the blaze inside the home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Firefighters threatened by a collapsing roof and falling tiles had to retreat from a burning Reem Court home Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that destroyed the Highland View neighborhood residence. At 1:05 p.m. El Dorado Hills Fire received the call after the family, two adults and four children, noticed smoke coming out […]

No Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »