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EDH woman critical after horrific Jeepers Jamboree accident

An accident during the 60th annual Jeepers Jamboree severely injured an El Dorado Hills woman on July 28. Rachel Anne Gray, 21, was flown to UC Davis Medical Center after her vehicle rolled down a hill near the middle of Cadillac Hill on the Rubicon Trail in Placer County, according to California Highway Patrol officer […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Zoo Sanctuary made fire safe

The Folsom Fire Safe Council, in partnership with the city of Folsom and Cal Fire, has completed a shaded fuel break project to improve the overall safety of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary from the threat of wildfire. Since 1963 this small zoo has provided safe, life-long homes for animals that were either raised and rejected […]

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Don’t forget back-to-school immunizations

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division offers back-to-school immunizations for children. Public Health can provide all childhood vaccinations required for school entry, including those needed for kindergarten entry, and the Tdap vaccine which is required for incoming seventh-graders and for those students in grades eight through 12 who are transferring from another state […]

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Leadership, service nothing new to ‘Grand Knight’ Haverty

Dan Haverty of El Dorado Hills has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Former Folsom and Sacramento Metro Fire Chief Dan Haverty has been named Grand Knight of the Holy Trinity Parish council of the Knights of Columbus. He joined the Knights in 1982 and moved with his wife Teresa to El Dorado Hills in 1987. They currently reside in Governors West Village. Holy Trinity is El Dorado […]

Comments Off / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Valley View Elementary gets held back

Buckeye Union School District Facilities Director Ray Boike and Superintendent David Roth stand in front of Valley View Elementary, a new school nearly finished, but until enrollment in the school's service area increases the school will not open to students. Some buildings will be used to house district administration. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Valley View Elementary School is nearly complete, but won’t open its doors to students until more homes are sold in the Blackstone master planned community it serves. Until then, the $16 million school will become an interim district headquarters. Woodland-based Broward Construction is on track to turn the site over to the Buckeye Union […]

2 Comments / July 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

New library tax on ballot

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ballot measure to establish a special tax to support library services. If approved by voters in November, the tax would apply a uniform library assessment on all parcels and replace the library taxes already assessed. Currently Cameron Park charges a $25 benefit assessment on each dwelling […]

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Spontaneous combustion avoidance tips

Oil based wood stains, paints, sealers, polyurethane finishes, varnish and other finishing products often contain highly flammable Volatile Organic Compounds, or “VOCs.” Paint brushes get cleaned with mineral spirits or paint thinner, but what about the rags and other materials used that do not get cleaned but just get thrown away? How do you safely dispose […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »