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Walter Larsen recalls life in the Navy

WW II veteran Walter Larsen shares stories and old photographs from his Navy days as his friend Marian Bray smiles. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“We were so lucky,” said 88-year-old Walter Larsen, speaking of the crew of the USS Sperry — a Fulton-class submarine tender that Larsen served on from 1942 to 1944 in the South Pacific. Larsen was a young shipyard worker at Bethlehem Steel in San Francisco when the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States […]

3 Comments / November 01, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Relish’s Righton resurrects Montano pub

Black and tan in the veins — Richard Righton is opening 36Handles Pub in the former Kinnee O’Reilly’s location on or about Dec. 1. The native Brit currently operates Relish Burger Bar, also in Montano, and Bidwell Street Bistro in Folsom. He worked in pubs as a boy, “pouring cream tea in the afternoons,” and went on to manage several pubs as an adult. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The abrupt closure of Kinnee O’Reilly Irish Pub in August left patrons longing for a proper pint of Guinness. Local restaurateur Richard Righton feels their pain. Last week he announced plans to reopen the El Dorado Hills pub on or about Dec. 1 with the same great Irish brews, a new menu and a new […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Outliers’ catch a break

High school district policy change allows outlying middle schoolers to attend same high school as their classmates Eleven-year-old Steven Phemester approached Trustee Kevin Brown after the Oct. 23 El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting and thanked him for “letting me stay with my friends when I get to high school.” “I […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge celebrates Homecoming

Oak Ridge Senior Class President Megan Panero-Eley shows the calss homecoming float a little affection. This year popular Disney/Pixar movies inspire the floats' themes. See them at the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Nov. 2. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students take their school spirit to a higher level this week to celebrate Homecoming. The community is invited to celebrate with the Trojans at the Nov. 2 Homecoming Parade and the big game later the same day. “I’m looking forward to everything being put together,” said Nicole Sciutto,  activity coordinator of […]

No Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 19-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  What’s inside? Oct. 19: Someone found a safe and tin box hidden near a Meadow Wood Court vacant lot. The safe reportedly contained marijuana. Of-fence-ive Oct. 19: Vandals damaged an Alondra Court home’s fence. Bag grab Oct. 19: A theft victim reported a bag […]

No Comment / October 25, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

El Dorado County burn projects start today

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire will conduct a series of Vegetation Management Program burn projects in El Dorado County. The first project is located in the Auburn Lake Trails perimeter shaded fuel break outside the town of Cool. The second project is the Bacchi VMP and it is located on the Bacchi Ranch north […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Project Spooky hands out costumes

Christian Pothast holds up one of the costumes he'll donate to children who could otherwise not afford a Halloween costume. Courtesy photo

Halloween came early to the children at White Rock Village. Since 2009, 10-year-old Christian Pothast has handed out Halloween costumes so that children can partake in the spooky fun. “Halloween is my favorite holiday,” said Pothast, “and I want to make sure that lots of kids get to enjoy this holiday, too.” Through his non-profit, […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »