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Wally Jukes has earned a break

El Dorado Hills Fire Prevention Specialist Wally Jukes stands in the plans room, where he keeps track of plans that have been and need to be reviewed for code compliance. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

“Service is seeing a need and doing something about it.” Since he started working 50 years ago, Wally Jukes has kept his mother’s message in mind. “She reinforced that all while growing up,” said El Dorado Hills’ retiring fire prevention specialist, “and sometimes to her dismay … when our elderly neighbor’s lawn got mowed and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Canine Companion is woman’s greatest gift

Peggy Di Nocco and her service dog Felice spend every moment together. Felice helps Peggy complete tasks and keeps her company. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though El Dorado Hills resident Peggy Di Nocco was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and needed a wheelchair full time by 2006, she didn’t slow down. It wasn’t until the outgoing mother of two slipped in the shower and waited there for nearly two hours until her husband John got home that Peggy and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth prove they are stars

Youth Star Award recipient Marco Sanchez stands with Eddie Zacapa, Mercy Housing resident services coordinator, and Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke at the Vision Coalition's ceremony. Marco works with youth who live in Mercy Housing. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church. […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

Taylor Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing information technology and development across five sites. Photo by Fred Gladdis/McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez McNaughton Newspapers Figuring out the best way to bring news to readers in an online format is a challenge that even the biggest media outlets haven’t yet mastered. But Taylor Buley is planning to do that for McNaughton Newspapers. Beginning in January, Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College offers hundreds of spring classes

Nearly 500 classes are being offered at Folsom Lake College’s main Folsom campus next spring. Many begin the week of Jan. 17. Registration for all spring classes is under way and continues through Jan. 16. Overall, more than 750 classes are being offered at the Main Folsom campus, El Dorado Center in Placerville, Rancho Cordova Center and […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Mail missing Dec. 11: Mail was reported stolen on Salmon Falls Road. Car targeted Dec. 11: A vehicle was vandalized on Serrano Parkway. Packages pilfered Dec. 11: Someone stole packages left at a Bevinger Drive home. Vandals strike Dec. 12: Someone vandalized a vehicle parked […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

School boundary beef heats up

Parents and students attended last Tuesday’s El Dorado Union High School District board meeting to express their continued concerns with school boundaries. Since they were redrawn in 2005 a small number of El Dorado Hills’ students change schools at every level instead of going to recognized feeder schools in their neighborhoods. Some of the children […]

41 Comments / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »