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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 »

It’s kitten season! Animal Service has lots of furry friends available for adoption

HOW CAN YOU RESIST? If you're thinking about adopting a kitty head over to the Animal Services shelter.

HOW CAN YOU RESIST? If you’re thinking about adopting a kitty head over to the Animal Services shelter. Shelters are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. El Dorado County Animal Services currently has lots of kittens and cats of all sizes, color and shape available for adoption at […]

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

Town Center jubilee wows the crowd

LITTLE PATRIOT — Sophia DeLaGarza, 2, of Cameron Park waves Old glory as she listens to the sounds of the Rhythm Vandals playing on the Theater Plaza Stage. Photo by William A. Scales

THOUSANDS CELEBRATED the Fourth of July at the second Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center Sunday. The event featured bounces houses and activities for the kids, a chili cook-off, live music and, of course, a brilliant fireworks show.                      

No Comment / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

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