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Emergency responders, hospital staff recognized during EMS Week

Paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and local hospital medical staff in El Dorado County are being recognized during National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 20-26. “EMS Week is a great time to say thank you to the dedicated men and women in El Dorado County who make saving lives their mission,” said Richard Todd, administrator […]

No Comment / May 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Environmental hurtle trips dog park

Stonegate Village residents questioned a proposed, but not funded, dog park in the little-used northeast corner of  Community Park on environmental grounds before the El Dorado County Planning Commission last week. The neighbors pointed out that the grass in Folsom’s dog park has died, resulting in a dusty dog play area. Dust in El Dorado […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Park lights shaped CSD history

Park lights. Those two innocent words have inflamed passions in El Dorado Hills since the early 1980s, ranking right up there as topics of controversy with “yellow house,” “naturally-occurring asbestos” and, more recently, “John Skeel.” The issue played a part in two successive EDHCSD board recalls efforts in the late 1980s, the first of which […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Fire prepares residents for worse-case disaster

Preparing the community and its Fire Department for a worse-case-disaster scenario is a critical priority for El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts. This year the El Dorado Hills Fire Department will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in the Lakehills neighborhood, an area considered high risk for wildland fire. It will involve the community, law […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Handcar derby kicks of 21st year

Handcar race teammates Carmaine Cotham, 46; Zane Walker, 50; and Dan Bocinski, 46, left or right, prepare to propel the handcar down the track as fast as they can. The team from Rancho Cordova will compete in this weekend's Folsom Handcar Derby. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The 21st running of the Folsom Handcar Derby will take place May 19 & 20 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. This year’s event will kick off Saturday with a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. Sunday […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Should same sex couples be allowed to marry?

 

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »