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SWR announces spring wildlife classes

Spring isn’t far away, and the wild babies are coming. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s classes continue in March with a repeat of a class for the general public, Introduction to Local Wildlife, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Classes for prospective rehabbers will begin with Rehabbing Rabbits that afternoon, 1 to 3 p.m;  Basic First Aid for […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

School lunches getting healthier

STUDENTS AT BUCKEYE Elementary help themselves to a salad bar in the lunch room. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Jan. 25 the First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced new federal nutrition standards for lunches in public and private schools. The new standards go into effect on July 1 and have a three-year phase-in period. Under the new standards, school meals will have caloric maximums and minimums based on a […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Latrobe/EDH fire agreement is a done deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire District will share initial dispatch responsibility for an estimated 60 emergency calls in Latrobe each year with the Latrobe Fire Protection District under the terms of a agrrement that both district boards approved last week. The annual cost to Latrobe is $25,000. The agreement formalizes and strengthens a role that […]

No Comment / February 19, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

People Talk: How do you like to enjoy your glass of wine?

Asked at the Syrah Day event hosted by the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce.  

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Consider hosting an exchange student

Coordinators for Cultural Homestay International are currently seeking host families in the El Dorado Hills/Cameron Park area. Cultural Homestay International is a non-profit educational program that brings students from all over the world to North American high schools and families. The program gives families the opportunity to share their way of life and values with a high school […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Flying high at 16

Austin Bowa sits in a Robinson R 22 helicopter at the Auburn Airport on his sixteenth birthday after his first solo flight. Bowa is from El Dorado Hills and took lessons at the airport for a year. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

EDH teen becomes a helicopter pilot Come their 16th birthday many teenagers celebrate that milestone with cake and getting their learner’s permit. Not Austin Bowa, who turned 16 on Valentine’s Day. He chose to celebrate his birthday by taking his first solo flight in a tiny two-seater helicopter at the Auburn Airport. After all, flying helicopters […]

No Comment / February 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »