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EDH Crime Watch: July 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No returns July 10: A 37-year-old man reportedly entered Target with the intention of stealing items and returning them for cash. Busted July 10: Someone kicked in a vehicle’s windshield on Springburn Way. Computer gone July 13: Someone stole a laptop left in a […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

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

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Community unites to patch up historic barn

DON’T FORGET THE SIGN — Straight Line Construction crew Gary Burrows and Noe Guavara, left and center, patch the roof of Clarksville’s historic Tong Barn, which spent most of the last century and a half as the Clarksville Union School. Straight Line’s president and owner Jack Borba, right, donated the labor.  He stopped by to check progress and drop off one of the familiar Straight Line signs. Photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado County is a place defined by its history. We embrace the past and nearly anything that reflects it. Don’t believe it? Take a drive. Our backroads are altars to the past. We revere old stone buildings. Rusty farm implements are proudly displayed for passersby. Sepia-toned hay barns topped with corrugated steel roofs glow […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Construction begins on Valley View Sports Park

Construction has begun on the Valley View Sports Park on a five-acre site next to the new elementary school built in the Blackstone community. The park will open in November 2014. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union School District. According to CSD General […]

No Comment / July 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local students immerse selves in robotics

The Techie Tigers Robotics: Team 8290 includes, left to right, Chelsea Franklin, John Robb, Andrew Tang, parent coach Mary Franklin, Stephanie Warrior and Sara Eswara.  At front is their self-made robot, Mild Sauce, with a cup for donations that reads "Feed Me." Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The Techie Tigers Robotics: Team 8290 are at the library every Tuesday to share with the public what they’re up to. They’d like to recruit more members as well as collect $2,500 in donations to cover travel and entry fees for their next First Tech Challenge competition in December.  The team of local FTC robotics […]

No Comment / July 13, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Theft, vandalism at Oak Ridge’s new and improved ball field

Unknown perpetrators stole speakers and vandalized Oak Ridge’s varsity baseball field in the days leading up to July 4. “This is a kick in the gut to the progress made this past year,” said volunteer baseball parent Liz Davis. “Our coach (Todd Melton) is working with ORHS staff and the Sheriff’s Department, which has started a […]

14 Comments / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »