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EDH theft suspect ID’d, wanted

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are searching for an El Dorado Hills man purportedly caught on camera stealing a package from an Orofino Way porch. Jonathan Tanler (aka Jay Antonellis), 34, was identified as the theft suspect after officials sought help from the public in identifying the man seen in the video. Surveillance footage captured a […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Build a scarecrow

Girls Scout Brownie Troop 2725 included a water-saving message with its scarecrow, which won first place in the youth category last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Have you always wanted to create your very own scarecrow? Here’s a chance to let your imagination run wild. Gather up your supplies and enter the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s annual Scarecrow Contest. There is no entry fee and you can use supplies scavenged from the barn or storage shed. Borrow Grandpa’s old […]

Comments Off / September 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run on a piece of history

The Lincoln Highway runs through Clarksville, El Dorado Hills' historical ghost town. Courtesy photo

Why not burn some calories while taking in some local history too? Run, jog or walk down the Historic Lincoln Highway for the Clarksville Region Historical Society’s first annual 8K run Oct. 1. Participants may park at EDH Natural Farms, where the race begins and ends, located at 1941 Old Bass Lake Road in El […]

2 Comments / September 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brent Dennis says good-bye

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, poses with EDHCSD board member (and former general manager) Wayne Lowery next to a tree planted and dedicated last week to Lowery's late mother. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis is wrapping up his duties this week and saying goodbye to the community he’s served for four years before beginning his job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim next week. Thursday’s regular EDHCSD Board of Directors meeting will be Dennis’ last […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gardner’s Gardner a gorgeous, unforgettable roadster

Barney and Sara Gardner of El Dorado Hills pose with their 1930 Gardner Model 140 Sport Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Mitchell and Larry Weitzman Everyone has dreams. For Barney Gardner of El Dorado Hills, it was to restore and show a car bearing his name at the most prestigious car exhibit in North America, The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. A car guy through and through since he “was 3,” Gardner and his wife Sara […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

1 Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »