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Hazbun recalled as water guru

By all accounts, Albert Hazbun was a hard-working father who pioneered the El Dorado County water recycling system, spending more than a quarter of a century on various committees mostly dealing with water problems in the county. Hazbun, who died in his El Dorado Hills home on Nov. 13 from leukemia at the age of […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former EDH man faces fraud and laundering charges

A former El Dorado Hills man was indicted on charges of mail fraud and money laundering and was scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Sacramento Wednesday morning. Gregory J. Chmielewski, 43, was indicted on 24 counts of mail fraud and money laundering in Feb. 2011, but the indictment was sealed until his Oct. […]

No Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Toys for Tots time!

El Dorado Hills firefighters Chris Landry, left, and Mike Gygax hold up some toys already donated to this year's Toys for Tots campaign. In early December Landry said he hopes to see thousands of toys in the Station 85 engine bay. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters are making room for Oscar the Grouch, Barbie and Transformers at Station 85 as the annual Toys for Tots campaign has arrived. Everyone is invited to drop off a new, unwrapped toy (or toys) in the Toys for Tots boxes set up at 40 locations, including fire stations, Town Center businesses […]

1 Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Attic fire destroys EDH home

Firefighters douse flames in a Reem Court home's attic. Falling roof tiles prevented crews from battling the blaze inside the home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Firefighters threatened by a collapsing roof and falling tiles had to retreat from a burning Reem Court home Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that destroyed the Highland View neighborhood residence. At 1:05 p.m. El Dorado Hills Fire received the call after the family, two adults and four children, noticed smoke coming out […]

No Comment / November 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Be safe and smart this holiday season

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office wishes for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season, and has the following safety tips to offer: • Do not drink and drive. • Do not leave presents visible in your parked car, while shopping. • Lock your doors and windows when you leave your house. • […]

No Comment / November 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH’s “unofficial” Christmas tree returns

For years El Doado Hills firefighters decorated the “unofficial” community Christmas tree at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The sparkling tree at the corner of El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Lassen Lane brightened the major thoroughfare, spreading holiday joy to those driving, riding and walking by between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, several […]

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

Locals appointed to state posts

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the following appointments. Elaine Howle, 54, of El Dorado Hills has been appointed state auditor for the California State Auditor’s Office. Howle has served in multiple positions at the California State Auditor’s Office since 1993, including state auditor, deputy state auditor and principal auditor. She served as supervising […]

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