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Brent Dennis says good-bye

Outgoing El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, poses with EDHCSD board member (and former general manager) Wayne Lowery next to a tree planted and dedicated last week to Lowery's late mother. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis is wrapping up his duties this week and saying goodbye to the community he’s served for four years before beginning his job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim next week. Thursday’s regular EDHCSD Board of Directors meeting will be Dennis’ last […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gardner’s Gardner a gorgeous, unforgettable roadster

Barney and Sara Gardner of El Dorado Hills pose with their 1930 Gardner Model 140 Sport Roadster at the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. Photo by Larry Weitzman

By Mitchell and Larry Weitzman Everyone has dreams. For Barney Gardner of El Dorado Hills, it was to restore and show a car bearing his name at the most prestigious car exhibit in North America, The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance. A car guy through and through since he “was 3,” Gardner and his wife Sara […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

1 Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Central EDH plan gets a close look

The Bikeways and Trails map for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan shows proposed usage for the Serrano Westside Planning area. Courtesy graphic

The El Dorado County Planning Commission got a preview of the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan at its Aug. 25 meeting. A Parker Development Company project, in the audience were mainly Parker employees, consultants and lawyers along with consultants and employees with El Dorado County. Andrea Howard, principal planner for Parker Development, provided an overview of […]

2 Comments / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Roy Roth gets 15 years to life

Roy Roth reacts to the 15 years to life sentence he received for second-degree manslaughter. Earlier this month the Latrobe man confessed to murdering his wife. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Roy Allen Roth was sentenced in front of family Monday afternoon, receiving a minimum of 15 years to life in a California state correctional facility. On Aug. 1 Roth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the impetuous killing of his wife Debbie Roth in the spring of 2015. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Kenneth B. […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students help score grant

Marina Village teacher Victoria Debenham won a mini-grant to add Chromebooks to her classroom. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School teacher Victoria Debenham was recently awarded a mini grant by the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association to purchase lightweight laptop computers, or Chromebooks, for her seventh- and eighth-grade students to use during class time. A resource and English teacher, Debenham has been teaching at Marina Village […]

1 Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »