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Heat-related fires a real threat

“With hot summer weather upon us, everyone needs to be pay attention to what can cause a fire, either in a structure or outdoors, and work towards preventing a fire” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “There are several large fires burning in the northern part of California […]

No Comment / July 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Turkey shot with arrow dies

This turkey apparantly shot with an arrow was seen in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood the first wekend in July. Because it suffered major injuries, the turkey was euthanized. Photo by Joe Bula

El Dorado Hills residents reported a turkey wandering about with an arrow stuck in its side the first weekend in July. After making several phone calls to track down the bird, Village Life has learned that the turkey suffered internal injuries and did not survive. A California Fish and Game warden captured the turkey, which was […]

No Comment / July 12, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

UCP offers curbside pick up

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado County residents now can have their e-waste picked up curbside along with donations of household items, thanks to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s thrift store service. All items benefit UCP’s programs that empower people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits. To schedule a pickup call (800) 860-0357 or […]

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

Become a sheriff’s STAR

Join the Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees ranks for the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. The department is looking for qualified volunteers who will become the “eyes and ears” in support of the department’s overall volunteer program in community service. Those qualifying will participate in an intensive training academy, Oct. 15-26. Academy training hours are from […]

No Comment / July 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People talk: Who taught you to dance?

 

1 Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano residents question Oak Ridge boundaries

One of the ways that long-shot candidate Ron Mikulaco won the District 1 supervisor seat last month was his tireless canvassing of neighborhoods. Between dog bites, bee stings, sun burns and blisters he heard some recurring complaints, including several over school boundaries. The easterly Oak Ridge High School boundary has drawn the ire of some […]

72 Comments / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Embezzler gets prison time

An embezzler formerly of El Dorado Hills was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Garcia on Friday afternoon. Thomas Tanke, 68, will also face five years supervised release and will pay $243,403 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced in a press release. Tanke was […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »