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State Responsibility Areas in El Dorado Hills

The omnipresent El Dorado Hills Fire District encompasses virtually every parcel in El Dorado Hills, yet the state has designated roughly half the exuburban community as a State Responsibility Area for fire protection, which until now has meant nothing to residents. But that changed with the enactment of the state Fire Prevention Fee on parcels […]

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Fire fee could threaten mutual aid

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts worries that the state Fire Prevention Fee will threaten the effectiveness of California’s vaunted Mutual Aid System, which plays out locally as a cross-boundary chess game of move ups, coverage and “auto-aid” (closest resource) responses overseen by Cal Fire’s Camino Command Center. The fee effectively played the one […]

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Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day

Girl Scout Kaitlyn Shedd shows off Japanese sushi (sort of). The sushi served at World Thinking Day was made with rice krispy treats, gummy fish and green fruit wrap in place of seaweed.  Photo by Julie Samrick

More than 200 El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts ages 5 to 16 years old met at Lake Forest Elementary’s multipurpose gym Saturday afternoon to celebrate the organization’s annual World Thinking Day. According to the Girl Scouts, each year on or around Feb. 22, the official World Thinking Day, “Girls honor their sister Girl Guides and […]

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Josh Anderson basketball court opens

John Anderson spun the basketball in his hands, bounced it once, looked up at the rim and drained a 15-foot jump shot, evoking a cheer from the friends and family who gathered last week for the opening of his brother Josh’s memorial. It was arguably the first official bucket at the Josh Anderson Memorial basketball […]

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Teen studies at famed Moscow’s Bolshoi

Ballerina Aubrey Kendler demonstrates her talent and flexibility at the  Sierra Ballet Studio. The local teen is now studying ballet in Russia. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

With her pointe shoes in tow, ballerina Aubrey Kendler recently took a 19-hour plane trip to Moscow to study at the Bolshoi’s Ballet Academy. The 16-year-old junior at Oak Ridge High School will be there until June, training with one of the premier classical ballet companies in the world. Kendler said the opportunity to train with […]

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Possible fire fee reprieve for some EDH residents

More than 1,300 El Dorado Hills parcels currently subject to the state Fire Prevention Fee would be exempt in the 2014 billing according to Cal Fire maps recently posted on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s website. The maps propose transitioning several neighborhoods from state to local responsibility areas effective July 1, 2013. The proposed map […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 28-March 9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Feb. 27: A Pendleton Drive resident reported a vehicle burglary. Swiped Feb. 27: A petty theft was reported on Arenzano Way. Bad influence Feb. 28: Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on […]

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