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State and feds acknowledge Lake Hills fire danger

Lake Hills resident Jim Stevens was cited for destruction of public property in 2002 for maintaining his “defensible space” by cutting a snag inside the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, which is just 10 feet from his house. He nonetheless continues to mow about 50 feet into state land each spring. The dry weeds and dead branches at left are an example of the fuel load if he didn’t cut the brush and remove the dead branches. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Attorney Rick Linkert’s Lake Hills home could quickly be overcome by the type of fire that last weekend’s drill assumed. He and his neighbor Jim Stevens live on El Sur Court, their tiny back yards abutting the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Linkert took a media tour of the training area as the drill took […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighters take over El Dorado Hills neighborhood

Firefighters simulate dousing spot fired up Lake Hills Drive duringa  training event in the El Dorado Hills neighborhood Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters descended on the Lake Hills community in El Dorado Hills Saturday as 18 agencies — law enforcement, fire districts and animal control — held a massive training exercise, fighting an imaginary fire and evacuating residents from more than 250 homes. El Dorado Fire Engineer Matt Belleci spent the past year planning the exercise that […]

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‘Mikmania’ sweeps outsider to victory in District 1

Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco waves to constituents on election day. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The results are in. Hard work, enthusiasm, a firm handshake and a broad smile all won Tuesday. Hours on the side of the road waving signs, miles walked, doors knocked and hands shaken in dozens of neighborhoods paid off for victorious District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Very early Wednesday morning the groggy victor pulled […]

3 Comments / June 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Firefighter’s dedication to youth rewarded

Firefighter of the Year Jeno Inzerillo celebrates with his wife Sally, their children Anthony, 7, and Grace, 5, as well as El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England, left to right. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

Surprising El Dorado Hills firefighter Jeno Inzerillo with the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Firefighter of the Year award wasn’t easy. “When I told Jeno to report to the senior center I think he thought we were retiring him out,” joked EDH Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. Instead, Inzerillo, with his wife […]

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Student of the Month: Blake Fabian

Rotary Student of the Month Blake Fabian, holding plaque, shares his award with Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, proud mom Sarah Fabian, Rolling Hills Middle School Assistant Principal Dustin Haley and Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Tenacious best describes the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills latest Student of the Month, according to Rolling Hills Middle School Assistant Principal Dustin Haley. Now graduated eighth-grader Blake Fabian won the schools “Tenacity Award,” Haley noted. “He has come so far,” the educator said at Wednesday’s Rotary meeting, “and has become such a fine young […]

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Francisco Drive trees replaced

A stump is all that remains of a London Plane Sycamore in front of Lake Forest Apartments on Francisco Drive. A total of 40 sickly sycamores and Black Pines were removed, and will be replaced with more disease-resistant trees. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The recent removal of 40 sickly sycamores and pines along north Francisco Drive evokes an old arboreal adage: “Losing a tree is like losing a friend.” That boulevard has a lot of friends. It anchors the Lakehills, Marina, Marina Woods, Rolling Hills, Green Valley Hills, Waterford, Winterhaven and Summit neighborhoods. Francisco Drive also has a […]

No Comment / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ShiverSisters serve up delicious frozen treats

hiverSisters Erin Whiteley, left, and Geneva Soulier, center, enjoy some of their shaved ice goodies with Mason Porter.

When two Serrano moms team up as business partners to open a shaved ice business out of a vintage 1964 Airstream trailer in El Dorado Hills you know it’s going to be a great summer. Erin Whiteley and Geneva Soulier wanted to share their favorite summertime treat with the community, while still being able to […]

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