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Mattock and Crumpley win CSD board seats

John Hidahl, Jay Lensch, Terry Crumpley

Noelle Mattock and Terry Crumpley survived a polite but crowded contest for the two El Dorado Hills Community Services District board seats contested on Nov. 6. Crumpley held a narrow lead on the day after the election, but when the Nov. 11 results were posted Mattock was on top with 5,295 votes: 21.06 percent, followed […]

3 Comments / November 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Huge flag touched post-9/11 El Dorado Hills

During the turbulent days following Sept. 11 attacks Mike Murray, left, fabricated a makeshift, over-sized flagpole and raised a giant American flag on the hill above Blue Shield in El Dorado Hills. Town Center magnate Tony Mansour, center, and Louis Mansour, right, encouraged the project, which stopped traffic on U.S. 50 and stood for more than a year before being replaced with the smaller, properly anchored, county-compliant pole and flag that stands today. Murray recently donated one of the original over-sized flags to the Mansours, who plan to display it in the California Welcome Center. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Local icon inspired by Iwo Jima photo Heavy construction contractor Mike Murray wants no credit for the prominent American flag standing sentry at the westerly entrance to El Dorado Hills — a symbol of community patriotism that’s visible for miles in each direction. We can allow that modesty for the current, properly anchored and regulation-compliant […]

1 Comment / November 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Walter Larsen recalls life in the Navy

WW II veteran Walter Larsen shares stories and old photographs from his Navy days as his friend Marian Bray smiles. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen, speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry — a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific. Larsen was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States […]

3 Comments / November 01, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

Black and tan in the veins — Richard Righton is opening 36Handles Pub in the former Kinnee O’Reilly’s location on or about Dec. 1. The native Brit currently operates Relish Burger Bar, also in Montano, and Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom. He worked in pubs as a boy, “pouring cream tea in the afternoons,” and went on to manage several pubs as an adult. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The abrupt closure of Kinnee O’Reilly Irish Pub in August left patrons longing for a proper pint of Guinness. Local restaurateur Richard Righton feels their pain. Last week he announced plans to reopen the El Dorado Hills pub on or about Dec. 1 with the same great Irish brews, a new menu and a new […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge celebrates Homecoming

Oak Ridge Senior Class President Megan Panero-Eley shows the calss homecoming float a little affection. This year popular Disney/Pixar movies inspire the floats' themes. See them at the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Nov. 2. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students take their school spirit to a higher level this week to celebrate Homecoming. The community is invited to celebrate with the Trojans at the Nov. 2 Homecoming Parade and the big game later the same day. “I’m looking forward to everything being put together,” said Nicole Sciutto,  activity coordinator of […]

No Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Project Spooky hands out costumes

Christian Pothast holds up one of the costumes he'll donate to children who could otherwise not afford a Halloween costume. Courtesy photo

Halloween came early to the children at White Rock Village. Since 2009, 10-year-old Christian Pothast has handed out Halloween costumes so that children can partake in the spooky fun. “Halloween is my favorite holiday,” said Pothast, “and I want to make sure that lots of kids get to enjoy this holiday, too.” Through his non-profit, […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition makes a big difference with mini grants

Sophie Geyer with the Hopeful Arts program, left, thanks Vision Coalition members for the grant given to her group while Dr. Vicki Barber, District 1 Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco and DJ Peterson, left to right, listen. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Local organizations dedicated to youth received a financial boost last week when the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition handed out mini grants. This is the seventh year the Vision Coalition has giving grants up to $1,500, according to Executive Director DJ Peterson. He commended the group receiving grants, calling them “a coalition of partners […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »