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Bloo Solar establishes EDH home

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Bloo Solar is just the kind of business that the El Dorado Hills Business Park was designed to attract. The 900-acre business park south of Highway 50 was created with research and development zoning to interest promising companies in locating and growing in El Dorado County. Bloo Solar was founded in 2005 as Q1 NanoSystems […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Women’s Fund El Dorado to sponsor forum

The Women’s Fund El Dorado invites the public to attend a community needs forum 6 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012, at the Cameron Park Community Services District auditorium. The purpose of the forum is to update the entire community on the most current needs of local programs and projects, especially in the nonprofit arena, in order […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Youth STARs shine bright Friday

Big smile, bigger hair —€” Corbin Gomez, 17, receives his Youth STAR award from Vision Coalition board member Sharon Hoff, as board member Rick Deubel, left, looks on and Executive Director DJ Peterson, right, reads Corbin’s accomplishments. Corbin is instrumental in the Youth Executive League, which coordinates youth activities at the El Dorado Hills Library and the Community Services District's Teen Center. Village Life photos by Mike Roberts

That glow in the sky above Town Center Friday night was El Dorado County’s youth STARs lighting up Lakehills Church, where the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recognized 38 amazing kids at a red carpet dinner and awards event. The winners took the stage one at a time to receive their award while a […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Aerojet leaders build bikes, surprise kids

Placerville Boys and Girls Club kids got an early Christmas present from Aerojet executives, who built 24 bikes as part of a team building exercise. The bikes were presented to the children, much to their surprise, at the Rancho Cordova Marriott Hotel on Dec. 7. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

CJ Cook put it best. “This is sooooo cool,” said the expressive 10-year-old. He’d just received a new bike, custom fitted to his husky frame, from a group of Aerojet executives he’d never met. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 120 Aerojet managers and lead engineers became overqualified bicycle mechanics for an afternoon, assembling new bikes for […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge comes through for elementary school

Be Change participants proudly pose with the check Oak Ridge High School presented to Oak Ridge Elementary. Last week's donation drive also brought in canned food and school supplies for the elementary school students. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students and staff participated in a big way in the Advanced Leadership students’ Be Change donation week events benefitting Oak ridge Elemtnary school in Sacramento. More than $1,500 in donated money was collected as well as 10,000 canned goods and 25 large bags of new and gently used clothing. Most impressively, […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD board fires John Skeel

John Skeel received the news that he had been fired Thursday night. File photo

On Friday morning John Skeel tried to describe his reaction to the news that he’d been fired the night before. “I was stunned … It’s still sinking in … I wasn’t expecting this … I’m very disappointed.” Following the public portion of the Dec. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, […]

12 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 30 – Dec. 7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Got you gum Nov. 30: A 14-year-old boy reported his wallet stolen from his backpack on a Harvard Way school campus. A 15-year-old suspect reportedly confessed to stealing gum from the backpack, but not the wallet. Vandals back again Dec. 1: Vandalism was reported […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »