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Sunny flowers grow for a cause

BRIGHTLY COLORED SUNFLOWERS grow tall at the El Dorado Nursery on Durock Road in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Shock took over when Juliet Voigtlander was diagnosed with breast cancer this past May. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I’m someone who never sits down, like the Energizer Bunny,” Voigtlander said. “No one would have ever thought that this would happen to me.” Voigtlander, 50, of Granite Bay had a clean mammogram the […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Library recognized as early education state leader

If you think the El Dorado Hills Library has awesome children’s programs you aren’t biased. Recognized as a leader in pre-literacy programs for 0 to 5-year-olds in California, the El Dorado County Library system recently received a $90,000 grant to share its best practices statewide. El Dorado County Director of Library Services Jeanne Amos and El […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Silva Valley interchange construction gets fall start date

After years of setbacks ground will break on the Silva Valley interchange in October, according to El Dorado County Community Development Agency Transportation Division official Adam Bane. Plans for the interchange have been in the works since 1988 and in 1991 Caltrans and county officials formally approved it to accommodate planned growth as noted in the […]

Comments Off / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 8-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bang Aug. 8: Suspicious shots were reported on Freno Way. Double catch Aug. 8: Deputies arrested two men, ages 18 and 19, at a Valley View Parkway apartment. The men face drug and weapon-related charges. Tools taken Aug. 9: Someone broke into a Latrobe […]

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Woman dies in early morning rollover

An El Dorado Hills woman died early Friday morning wreck, according to the California Highway Patrol. Talia Ferris, 33, was driving her 1999 Ford Expedition southbound on El Dorado Hills Boulevard south of Olson Lane at about 3:13 a.m. when she “allowed her vehicle to drift off the right shoulder,” CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. She […]

5 Comments / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County eyes Green Valley Road traffic study

A scheduled 30-minute item turned into a two-hour, wide-ranging discussion that included the need for what could be called a “county vision.” Agendized as a report to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors about conditions on Green Valley Road and a staff recommendation to hire a consultant to do an analysis, the July 30 […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometwon hero: Jeremy Cruz

Army Pvt. Jeremy S. Cruz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Comments Off / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »