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CHP ready for holiday enforcement

SACRAMENTO — With holiday celebrations in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is preparing for increased enforcement throughout the heavy travel period to help ensure safety on the road. The CHP is reminding travelers to play by the rules behind the wheel: buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planning Commission give Wilson Estates thumbs up

The Planning Commission heartily recommended approval of the 28-acre, 49-home Wilson Estates project, located between Green Valley and Malcolm Dixon Roads in El Dorado Hills, citing it as a model for how developers can work cooperatively with residents. The couple dozen residents in attendance at the Dec. 13 meeting voiced oft-repeated concerns about traffic volumes […]

3 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior daycare advocate pursuing mission

Moni Gilmore, seen here with former EDH Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, was a tireless senior advocate. Resident Hal Erpenbeck has carried on her mission to get a senior daycare in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life file photo by Mike Roberts

Senior advocate Hal Erpenbeck wants El Dorado Hills to have a safe place for working adults caring for elderly parents to drop off their charge for the day, similar to the way childcare works. It’s called senior daycare, and Erpenbeck said he sees it as an important public service and valuable amenity in a community […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Santa Run gets better every year

Olivia Flaherty of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the El Dorado Hills Santa Run at his final stop in Town Center Sunday night. The Santa Run collected Toys for Tots and canned food for the Food Bank of El Dorado County around El Dorado Hills neighborhoods last week. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Throngs of families came out to see Santa during the 49th annual El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association Santa Run through El Dorado Hills last week. The Santa Run reached nearly every park, school and neighborhood in its five-night run, culminating with a grand finale through Town Center Sunday night. On Saturday night Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Don’t get caught with your boots off

Colder winter weather is coming and El Dorado County health officials are asking residents to take steps to prepare. “By planning ahead, before the cold weather arrives, individuals can ensure that their home, loved ones and pets are protected,” said Kristine Oase Guth with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. According to […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Children treated to shopping spree, breakfast

JUST MY SIZE! - Joseff Johnson, 11, of Placerville holds up a 49er's jersey to check the size while shopping with Big Brother Glen Ingram of Diamond Springs. More than 170 children were treated to a Target shopping spree and Rotary pancake breakfast during the Snowball Holiday Shopping event Saturday morning in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Christmas came early for more than 170 children Saturday morning. Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County hosted its annual Snowball Holiday Shopping event at the El Dorado Hills Target. The children, teamed up with a volunteer, shopped for toys, clothes and other goodies thanks to donations from El Dorado Disposal, the Steers family […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New investigator position to focus on elder abuse

Sheriff John D’Agostini recently announced the addition of a new investigator position that will be added to the sheriff’s detective bureau. This new position will solely be used to investigate elder abuse and financial crimes. There is a large population of elderly citizens residing within El Dorado County. The county’s elderly population is 31.62 percent […]

1 Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »