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Tour beautiful ‘Homes for the Holidays’

Santa greets visitors to the home of Debra Bogowitz in El Dorado Hills. Bogowitz' home and five others are on the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills' Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Can you imagine decorating your home for Christmas in September? Debra Bogowitz can. When the leaves change color in her El Dorado Hills neighborhood the local business owner pulls out the decorations — a garage almost full of them — and begins to turn her home into a holiday wonderland. This year everyone will get […]

No Comment / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Tis the season … for giving

RemiVista

While you’re out shopping for Uncle Lou and Granny, why not pick up a toy for a child in need? For the first time Remi Vista Inc. Youth and Family Services in El Dorado Hills is holding a toy drive for the displaced children the organization serves. “There’s such a need,” said Gina Downing, Remi […]

No Comment / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vets share stories of luck, horror

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor — 92-year-old Bill Klein talks to the guests at the El Dorado Hills senior center Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosted a number of veterans and their families Thursday morning to honor Veterans Day. Vets from World War II, Korea and Vietnam shared their wartime and service memories. Bill Klein, 92, of El Dorado Hills wore his “Pearl Harbor Survivor” cap and described being stationed far below decks on […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Alan Day wins EID seat

Alan Day

Alan Day, whom some opponents criticized as overly “rate-centric,” connected with approximately 3,200 other El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers in the Nov. 8 election to win the post of director of EID Division 5. Incumbent Harry Norris received about 39 percent of the vote with 2,122. El Dorado County Elections Department Director Bill Schultz said […]

2 Comments / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park bank robbed; suspect sought

A bank robber waves around a gun at Umpqua Bank in Cameron Park last week. Authorities think the same man robbed the same bank earlier this year.

CAMERON PARK — Authorities have turned to the public for help in apprehending the suspect in possibly two Cameron Park bank robberies. The Umpqua bank at 4011 Plaza Goldorado was robbed at gunpoint at 9:43 a.m. on Nov. 7. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz confirmed for Mother Lode News that investigators are currently […]

No Comment / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Reflections of a Vietnam War veteran

Pete Schwieder joined the Army after high school.

By Pete Schwieder Special to Village Life  Each year at this time as Veterans Day approaches it seems as if I am forced to remember the time that I spent in Vietnam. My mind tells me to forget the lives taken in combat and the lives of my friends who killed as well. But, my […]

No Comment / November 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New face, new energy at Town Center

Tony Mansour, left, and Kevin Nagel are creating a new partnership to ensure El Dorado Hills Town Center retains its charm and character. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

 Envision Pharmaceuticals CEO teams up with Mansour Tony Mansour is getting a little help from a friend. Envision Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Kevin Nagle will join Town Center management as partnerships that funded the retail project that defines “downtown” El Dorado Hills expire at year end. Nagle will assume a “consultative” role. The last time […]

No Comment / November 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »