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Grass fire scorches 2 acres in Serrano

A SUNDAY FIRE came close to homes in Serrano but thanks to firefighters' quick work and the community's defensible space no structures were really threatened. Photo by Chuck Seaborg

El Dorado Hills firefighters made quick work of a 2-plus acre wildland fire Sunday afternoon. The fire worried residents who saw the field directly behind their home consumed by flames, but never directly threatened any homes. Fire Marshal Jim O’Camb said that the fire appeared to start near a trail in the green belt southeast of Borders […]

2 Comments / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel, EDHCSD board break media silence

JOHN SKEEL speaks about the problems he said he encountered while working as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“As naïve as it may sound, I’m still hopeful that I can get my job back,” said John Skeel. “I’ve done nothing wrong.” The gloves came off last week in what’s shaping up as a battle royale between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and their soon-to-be-former General Manager John Skeel, who was […]

No Comment / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nugget Market welcomes new manager

HANDING OVER THE KEYS –— Former Nugget Market Store Director Randy Wehman, right, gives the keys to the El Dorado Hills Store to his replacement, Kraig Brady, left. Wehman will become director of Kitchen Operations, a position Brady has held for the last 12 years. Brady said the job-swap reflects Nugget’s corporate culture, and will allow both men to reinvent their positions. Wehman, who lives in Woodland, will spent most of each week traveling between stores in his new role. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills announces Kraig Brady as store director. Brady is a veteran Nugget associate, having begun his career in 1987 at the Davis Nugget Market in the produce department, where he moved into a produce manager position. Brady then transitioned into the bakery/deli/coffee bar manager position at the Davis store in 2001. […]

No Comment / July 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cancer survivor hosts sunny fundraiser

SUNNY DISPOSITION —€” Nancy Siegler can't help but smile whe she visits her sunflower garden. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

After surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and infection Nancy Siegler needed a project. In the spring of 2010 she settled on sunflowers, a cheerful plant that always makes her smile. “I started using the Internet to learn about the sunflower and found so many different species of these wonderful flowers,” Sieger said. “I had […]

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Donene Vukovich wins Eppie’s Ironwoman title

GREAT RACER Donene Vukovich runs in Eppie's Great Race. She later celebrated a come-from-behind victory. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 Ironwoman championship in the 38th Eppie’s Great Race came down to the final 400 meters, something the winner wasn’t aware of. Donene Vukovich’s primary goal wasn’t necessarily first place in the annual triathlon but she still relied on a true and tested strategy that has served her well during a lengthy running career — catch the […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

David Roth takes the helm at Buckeye USD

NEW SUPERINTENDENT at Buckeye, David Roth, sits at his desk, eager to get a handle on the community that he and his family now call home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“We need the entire community thinking about how to support the students and prepare them for the world of an ever-changing pace,” said Dr. David Roth, newly hired superintendent of Buckeye Union School District. “We should be constantly renewing that welcoming voice to the community, encouraging more of their input, particularly with our resources under […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Neighbors resist plans for big box retail in Town Center West

BED BATH AND BEYOND? — Springfield Meadows resident Terry Thomas stands in his driveway and ponders the future of the neighboring, mostly vacant Town Center West site which could become home to large retail stores under a pre-application recently filed by the Mansour Company. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Tony Mansour would like to add large retail to his Town Center West project, the 130 acres west of Latrobe Road and north of White Rock Road. At a meeting last Wednesday residents of the neighboring Stonebriar and Springfield Meadows communities voiced their concerns about “big box blight” — noise, pollution, crime, etc. — near their homes […]

10 Comments / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »