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Rollover causes injuries to alleged drunk driver

A vehicle rolled over Monday morning in El Dorado Hills, causing an allegedly drunk driver to sustain major injuries. Christina Fifer was driving her 1990 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 50 just west of Bass Lake Road at 7:15 a.m., according to CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. She was allegedly under the influence and allowed her […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Developer seeks recycled water exemption

The developer of Carson Creek off of Latrobe Road in El Dorado Hills is seeking an exemption from the El Dorado Irrigation District’s requirement that recycled water be used “wherever economically and physically feasible.” Lennar Homes representative Bob Shattuck said the requirement that his 1,240-lot subdivision pay for a $13 million recycled water storage tank […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rob Karnow is proud to serve

El Dorado Hills Engineer/Paramedic Rob Karnow was recently named Firefighter of the Year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

How do you turn a dining room table into something that inspires and instills a sense of pride? El Dorado Hills Engineer/Paramedic/Acting Capt. Rob Karnow did just that when he started the fire department’s Proud to Serve campaign. He turned furniture into art, complete with a golden firefighter’s helmet. The piece hangs above the doorway […]

No Comment / February 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD hires three new directors

Kevin Loewen, Jill Ritzman and AJ Holm, left to right, have joined the El Dorado Hills Community Services District team. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

In the past month the El Dorado Hills Community Services District filled three new director positions. Jill Ritzman is the CSD’s new director of recreation. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the parks and recreation field and holds a degree in recreation administration from California State University, Chico. Ritzman spent most of […]

No Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Buckeye approves third Montessori charter

Buckeye Union School District officials recently approved an additional charter Montessori school. Rising Sun Montessori Charter will open in August 2014 to serve 75 students in first through sixth grades, said school board chair Robin Saia. The school will add to its enrollment numbers and serve students through eighth grade by its fourth year. Classrooms […]

No Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Settling road worries residents

“It’s not a sinkhole,” El Dorado County Department of Transportation Deputy Director of Maintenance Don Spear said of a visible roadway blemish along Francisco Drive. “It’s just the road settling over the sewer lines,” Spear explained. “It’s not a hazard.” Earlier this month, DOT received calls from worried residents who feared the worst — a sinkhole […]

1 Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Overnight standoff ends with arrest

An overnight standoff ended with a parolee’s arrest in El Dorado Hills Friday morning. On Feb. 13, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a subject wanted for alleged parole violation was living in El Dorado Hills, according to a sheriff’s press release. Deputies also received information that the suspect might have had […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »