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Hammond addresses past trouble

Chuck Hammond

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

19 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t be alarmed: Firefighters, volunteers make homes safe

Firefighter/paramedic James Sommercamp and Interact Club members Alana Hankins and Vicky Findlay get ready to canvass a neighborhood, installing and educating residents about smoke detectors and CO detectors. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

Marina Village residents got a nice wake-up call Saturday as El Dorado Hills firefighters and volunteers with the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Oak Ridge’s Interact Club canvassed the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for anyone who wanted them — free of charge. The event is part of the long-standing partnership […]

No Comment / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Are you ready for a zombie invasion?

As the fall season approaches, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency encourages residents to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Don’t be a Zombie. Be Prepared” campaign by doing three simple things — get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. “If your family and neighbors are prepared for […]

No Comment / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bear spotted in El Dorado Hills

Michael Saint John has seen deer, rattlesnakes and other wildlife in his neighborhood off Malcolm Dixon Road but he never expected the visitor he had Monday — a full-grown bear. “It was taller than me and I’m 6 foot, 4 inches,” Saint John said, estimating the bear weighed between 400 and 500 pounds. “It looked […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Explore electricity at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

A visitor at the at Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park Visitors Center checks out the display explaining how water makes electricity at the powerhouse. Photo by Roberta Long

In the history of the science of electricity, Folsom holds a prominent place. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite with a key attached in a thunderstorm in Philadelphia, demonstrating that lightning is a source of electricity. Thomas Edison developed the incandescent lamp in 1878 in New Jersey. Edison used direct current, which only reached […]

No Comment / October 11, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »