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Recycling water all the rage

Director of Government Relations for Parker Development Company Kirk Bone checks out a meter for reclaimed water used for irrigation at a new home construction site in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

No taking a bite out of this cake

The EDHCSD has a topiary birthday cake on display to continue its 25th birthday celebration. Courtesy photo

To continue the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s 25th birthday celebration, a live birthday cake made out of succulent plants is on display next to the pavilion. Approximately 1,500 cuttings were used to create the cake, according to creator and parks staff member Aimee Nunez. “The majority of the succulents are a species called […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Carson Creek plans moving forward

Two Carson Creek planned development housing projects were reviewed by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its July 9 meeting. Part of the 1997 Carson Creek Specific Plan, 140 residential lots in Unit 3 of the plan gained approval from the commission. Consisting of a little more than 19 acres, the El Dorado Hills property is located south of Golden Foothill […]

1 Comment / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH home destroyed

A family lost everything in this early Sunday morning blaze on Merriam Lane in El Dorado Hills. Photo courtesy of EDH fire

A family lost its home in a Sunday morning blaze. El Dorado Hills firefighters responded to the fire call on Merriam Lane at about 2 a.m. “Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing through the roof of a two-story residential structure,” EDH Division Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal told Village Life. “A strong wind was blowing embers […]

3 Comments / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Good-bye weeds; hello garden

Braeden Sellwood holds up a bunch of weed he pulled in the space that will soon become the Blue Oak Garden, a living classroom for about 800 students. Photo by Janna Weiss

Students returning to Blue Oak Elementary and Charter Montessori schools this August will have a new place to learn — the Blue Oak Garden. Leading the project is Blue Oak Principal Paul Stewart and Blue Oak secretary/garden coordinator Kellee Sellwood. With the help of parent and community volunteers and donations, the 80-foot by 80-foot area has […]

1 Comment / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ibarolle murder: Offer on the table

Murder suspect Anderson Swift, right, walks toward the courtroom before Monday's hearing. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The arraignment of a man suspected of shooting to death a 31-year-old woman in front of an El Dorado Hills night spot last January was postponed Monday so that a tentative offer in the case may be further considered by the defense, prosecution and judge. Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland faces trial for murder if […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

El Dorado Hills teen Kaitlyn Dias plays Riley in Pixar's new movie "Inside Out." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills rising star Kaitlyn Dias is the voice of Riley in the new Pixar film “Inside Out.” Riley is an 11-year-old who has just moved with her mom and dad from Minnesota to San Francisco and the change has been rough. Viewers get to see five personified emotions that inhabit Riley’s mind: Joy, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »