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Kings come to El Dorado Hills

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROYAL TREATMENT — Town Center Magnate Tony Mansour, right, chats with Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof, left, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, center, in Town Center on June 8. The mayor and the Kings brought an optimistic message about the team’s future in Sacramento, especially in a new sports arena, and encouraged a VIP audience […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

STAR service

SMILING FACES will greet visitors to the El Dorado Hills sheriff's substation, now staffed by STARs. Left to right, Sheriff John D'Agostini, STAR Jim Singleton, STAR John Cook, STAR John Marchant, STAR Betty Engelhardt, STAR John Bronaugh, Sgt. Wishart, Sgt. Bryan Golmitz, STAR Wes Bean and Undersheriff Rich Williams. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees has taken over the El Dorado Hills sheriff’s substation to assist the public with crime reporting, offer crime prevention tips and answer questions. “Deputies would use (the office) from time to time but it was never a point of contact for the community,” Sheriff John D’Agostini said […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Follow pioneers’ wagon tracks

ADVENTUROUS DRIVERS make their way through High Rock Canyon during last year's Lassen Applegate Emigrant Trail Ride. This year's event will begin on July 15. Courtesy photo

As early as the 1840s, farmers and gold seekers loaded their possessions, a few women, children, dogs and cats in covered wagons and began what would become an arduous journey toward the Pacific Ocean. The trickle of emigrants beginning in 1841 would turn into hordes of dreamers after the discovery of gold in California in […]

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

Colver murder trial: Tylar’s stare ‘as if her mom didn’t exist,’ witness testifies

TYLER WITT waits in court. She testified against her former boyfriend, Steven Colver. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When 16-year-old Tylar Marie Witt confessed to killing her mother in the hopes of receiving a lesser sentence, she agreed to lead authorities to the knife allegedly used by her former boyfriend, Steven “Boston” Colver. But testimony Tuesday afternoon in a Placerville courtroom revealed that the weapon used in the June 12, 2009, murder of […]

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

Scouts honor

Courtesy photo

Boy Scouts William Austin (Vipers patrol), Austin Lindholm (Vipers patrol), Mason Lindholm (Thunderbirds patrol) and Garrett Underwood (Thunderbirds patrol), left to right, executed the Memorial Day Flag Remembrance Ceremony using the U.S. flag located a the El Dorado Hills Blue Shield campus. Promptly at 8 a.m. on Memorial Day 2011 the Scouts with BSA Troop 454 […]

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

Santo Cielo! Sogno Winery blossoms into Cielo Estates

BEAUTIFUL VENUE —€” Cielo Estates co-owner John Quiroz hopes he and his business partners can turn their Shingle Springs vineyard and winery into a family desitnation. The grounds are also ideal for weddings and special events. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

  There’s new wine, new grapes and new blood at the former Sogno Winery in Shingle Springs. There’s also a new name: “Cielo Estates.” John Quiroz of El Dorado Hills and his partners Bill Manson and Carrie Nave-Manson have taken the reins of the 41-acre estate which holds the distinction of being the Sacramento region’s […]

No Comment / June 06, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire Chief Roberts sworn in

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH — El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief’s Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts’ father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts’ wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. […]

No Comment / June 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »