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Get your little ones ready for kindergarten

School may be out, but for kids starting kindergarten this fall, now is the time to get ready for the classroom, both physically and emotionally. By helping your child master a few practical key skills, you can give your children the confidence they need to succeed on their first day of school —‚ and every […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Brock’s bound for Bolivia

Brock Bastian, 16, heads to Bolivia on July 12 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He's sponsored by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Use caution during hot conditions

El Dorado County Public Health officials urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves during the expected hot weather. “When temperatures reach into and above 100 degrees, it is important to drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Pro Rodeo ready to ride

FOLSOM — Bucking bulls kicking their heels in the air throwing both dirt and cowboys is just part of the non-stop action at Folsom Pro Rodeo set for July 4, 5 and 6. Also packed into each evening is a high-flying motocross show, explosive fireworks, rodeo clown antics and live music. Fans will struggle to […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Is your vehicle fire safe?

CAMINO — Keeping your vehicle up to date on its maintenance schedules can prevent wildfires. By making sure all your vehicles are in good working order you can help reduce the potential of wildland fires occurring in California. Recent examples of wild fires caused by vehicles are clearly visible in El Dorado County along Highway […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Avoid a boating accident this 4th of July

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Boating and Waterways reminds boaters to use caution on the water this 4th of July. DBW’s boating accident data shows that more boating accidents occur during this holiday than any other. Waterways are crowded and people boat in groups or with many people aboard their vessels. Distractions are numerous. “Operator inattention […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire up the grill … but not your house

CAMINO — One of the best smells of summer is something cooking on the barbecue; one of the worst smells would be your home or yard on fire after something went awry while cooking outdoors. “Californians love to barbecue almost anything that is edible, from meat and veggies to pizza and fruit, we simply love to cook […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »