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Law enforcement officers track down ‘intruder’ at Oak Meadow

El Doroado County sheriff's deputies search for the bad guys at a training session at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. The Active Intruder Training exercise involved 27 deputies, six Placerville police officers and two El Dorado County probation officers, along with dozens of students and staff members as role players. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nearly five months after the shooting death of Louisiana Schnell School principal Sam LaCara in Placerville, El Dorado County law enforcement staged its annual Active Intruder Training last week, ensuring that all county agencies are prepared for future threats on school campuses. This year’s training, the ninth annual hosted by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, […]

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

Another EDH home burns

Photo by Dick Sullivan

Flames ripped through a Vista Mar Drive home Monday afternoon, destroying the two-story residence and burning some of the nearby open space and a spot on a neighbor’s lawn. The El Dorado Hills Fire Department got the call at 1:49 p.m. and when firefighters arrived at the home, “It was well involved. (The fire) was […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Wine at Town Center a sunny success

CAMERON PARK CSD interim General Manager Rusty Dupray and wife Julie enjoyed great wine and food at Wine at Town Center. Village Life photos by Noel Stack

Sunshine welcomed guests to Wine at Town Center Saturday. The fundraising event hosted by the Rotary Clubs of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park was rescheduled from June 4 to June 25 after rain washed out the first date. Mother Nature couldn’t have provided a more perfect evening this time around. Hundreds of people attended […]

No Comment / June 27, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Town Center ready to put on another dazzling show

FIREWORKS light up the night at Town Center's Fireworks Jubilee. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills is excited to announce the second Annual Fireworks Jubilee Sunday, July 3. The afternoon will be full of family fun and entertainment located throughout the El Dorado Hills Town Center leading to the magnificent fireworks show produced by Pyro Spectaculars. An area dedicated for children activities will be located near the Target […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD GM Skeel takes unexplained leave

John Skeel

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager John Skeel has taken an unplanned leave of absence, reportedly at the encouragement of the CSD Board of Directors. Skeel said he couldn’t discuss his leave but did call it “surprising.” He took the job in January 2011. Neither Skeel or CSD officials have returned calls, but unofficial sources […]

5 Comments / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

School’s out (mostly) for Tracy Rodgers

RETIREMENT OR BUST — Tracy Rodgers retired from her 40-year teaching career. She spent 25 years at William Brooks Elementary and will pass on her Gold Rush covered wagon and classroom to colleague Judy McClurg. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A bit of a prankster, one of teacher Tracy Rodgers favorite things to do involved a long wig and a Southern accent. For the past few years the William Brooks Elementary School teacher dressed up on Halloween and came to class as “her twin sister.” She would tell the students she didn’t know where they […]

No Comment / June 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary honors ‘Firefighter of the Year’

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Mike Gygax, center, is congratulated by Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Bill Tobin, left, and El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. Gygax received the honor Wednesday morning at Rotary's meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A quiet Mike Gygax didn’t know what to say. Last Wednesday morning the El Dorado Hills Fire Department engineer was surprised at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast when Fire Chief Dave Roberts named him “Firefighter of the Year.” “He’s involved in just about everything we do,” Roberts said in front of a […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »