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Local shops busy

Three-year-old Reeves Devine checks out Sands Alive, a moldable product that allows kids to create everything from critters to castles. Brainy Zoo Toys owner Marlene Gabris said it's a very popular Christmas present. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

After enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, many shoppers supported small El Dorado Hills businesses over the rainy holiday weekend. Several El Dorado Hills Town Center businesses reported a good showing on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. “It’s been a busy couple of days,” said Robin Mizell, owner of Bark Avenue. Pet lovers stocked up […]

No Comment / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Songs for Society’ helps teens find purpose

Oak Ridge seniors Sarah Reinhart and Simon Chan perform for Songs for Society. The club members would like to perform at more events in the community. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge junior Kyle Kauffman didn’t know many people when he transferred from his high school in Coloma last year. Then he noticed many of his new friends enjoy playing music, but couldn’t find the time to collaborate or have informal jam sessions between marching band practice and sports. Combining a love for music and […]

No Comment / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Package swiped Nov. 22: Someone stole a package left on a Beckett Drive home’s doorstep. Mail gone Nov. 23: A thief broke into a Mormon Island Drive community mailbox and stole mail. Not amusing Nov. 23: Burglars broke into a Muse Drive home and […]

No Comment / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Sites, vans, drivers needed for homeless

Being homeless when the sun is shining and the temperatures are in the 80s is one thing; being homeless when it’s snowing or raining and the temperatures are in the 30s is a whole other thing. For the past six years, faith-based organizations around El Dorado County have collaborated to provide nomadic shelters from November […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Women’s Fund scholarship applications now available

Applications are now available for Women’s Fund El Dorado’s Wickline Scholarship, established to assist women living on the western slope of El Dorado County overcoming personal hardships by pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree. The award of $2,300 is distributed each year to one or more recipients. Due to a one-time gift, an additional $4,000 […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on big maintenance project

“We have to start fixing facilities … The walls are crumbling around us.” — District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Nov. 13, 2014 El Dorado County Government Buildings A and B need a major overhaul. Built in 1975, the 82,000 square feet of space houses 18 government departments including the Board of Supervisors, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes to take up property tax issue in January

A decision regarding extending a program that gives a property tax break to seniors moving to the county will be heard by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors next month. Authorized under Proposition 90, adopted in 2010, the program provides anyone over the age of 55 with relief from Proposition 13 by allowing them to move from one county to […]

No Comment / November 30, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »