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John Skeel’s office sits empty while things ‘play out’

EMPTY CHAIR —€” El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel cleared out his office last week. He was asked to take a personal leave by the CSD's Board of Directors in mid June. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills Community Services General Manager John Skeel still has a job, for the moment. CSD Board Vice-president Noelle Mattock opened the July board meeting on Thursday night by reporting that, “Our attorney and John’s attorney are working together amicably to resolve the situation.” After the meeting Mattock added, “We’re optimistic for a resolution” […]

4 Comments / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fender bender snarls traffic on Highway 50

TRAFFIC SNARLED — Capt. Dave Brady escorts Larie Littlejohn of Minden, Nev., after she smashed up her car in what Brady called a freeway fender bender  Thursday morning. The accident occured around 9:15 a.m., and had traffic backed up to Cameron Park by 9:45. No serious injuries were reported. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

A three car collision on westbound Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard backed traffic up all the way to Cameron Park Thursday at approximately 9:15 a.m. No serious injuries were reported, but one driver was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Folsom. Newly promoted El Dorado Hills Fire Department […]

No Comment / July 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Music Circus brings ‘Oliver!’ to its stage

OLIVER (Christopher Bones), right, and The Artful Dodger (Matthew Gumley) share a song in "Oliver!" at Music Circus July 19-24. Photo by Charr Crail

With memorable, sing-along songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “I’d Do Anything,” “Oliver!” comes to the Music Circus stage July 19-24. Based on the Charles Dickins’ classic novel “Oliver Twist,” the musical brings to life the trials and tribulations of the iconic orphan who dared to ask for more. The original production […]

No Comment / July 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Wildland-a-palooza: Firefighters battle pretend ridge fire

MOBILE ATTACK —€“ El Dorado Hills Volunteer Firefighters Raymond Phillips, right, and Kyle Mattson, left, practice a “mobile attack,” taking the water to the front line of the fire with the engine trailing behind.  Engineer Rob Karnow, center, supervised the crew, with volunteer Jon Dillon, behind engine, bringing up the rear. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills was ablaze June 25, at least in the imaginations of approximately 50 firefighters and volunteers from around the region brushing up on their brush fire battle tactics in a seven-plus hour training exercise dubbed “Wildland-a-palooza,” the third annual such event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Fire District. Neighbors east of Ridgeview […]

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

RV, horse trailer and grass burn on Salmon Falls

FIREFIGHTERS SPRAY water on a smoking motor home pulling a horse trailer on Salmon Falls Road near Gallagher Road Thursday afternoon. The motorhome apparently sparked a 9.5 acre wildland fire, forcing the closure of Salmon Falls Road in both directions for several hours. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Firefighters spent more than five hours dousing a blaze off Salmon Falls Road Thursday after a motor home pulling a horse trailer apparently drove too close to the dry brush and sparked a fire. “The trailer was fully involved when (firefighters) arrived,” said Teri Mizuhara with Cal Fire, the agency that took the lead during […]

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

Boys & Girls Club back in EDH

JUST HANGIN' OUT —€” Jessica Furtado, 12, left, and Marissa Flickinger, 12, enjoy the jungle gym at the Boys & Girls Club barbeque at White Rock Village. The El Dorado Hills club is open to children ages 5 to 18 through Aug. 5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Bank of America has once again partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County to offer a summer program at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills through Aug. 5 The club located at 2200 Valley View Parkway, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Children […]

1 Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano men give to library

BIG CHECK —€” The Serrano Men's Book Club contributes to the El Dorado Hills Library every year. This donation will purchase reference books and atlases. Courtesy photo

Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $2,775 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks and recently retired Librarian Susan Covington. This was the third annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall, Craig Keever and Bob Gilbert. The donation is designated to […]

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