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New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

No Comment / January 09, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Motorists rescued from raging creek

Two people trapped in Weber Creek prepare to be rescued Friday morning. The pair had been stuck in the rising creek waters since about 9 p.m. Thursday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Crews braved the high, surging water of Weber Creek near Luneman Road north of Rescue Friday morning to rescue two people stranded overnight in a truck. The man and woman reportedly tried to cross the creek at around 9 p.m. Thursday and became stuck. They spent a cold night in the truck, unable to safely escape. Weber Creek’s water level is above normal […]

No Comment / January 09, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 1: ORHS principal let go after lengthy absence

Would he stay or would he go? For four months Oak Ridge High School families were left without a principal and waited to see whether Paul Burke would be reinstated by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Burke was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 2, 2015, for unspecified reasons; […]

No Comment / January 05, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gym employee gets a surprise ride

Bre Padilla's friends from El Dorado Hills Sports Club chipped in to buy her a car. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Bre Padilla begins her 14-hour workdays every Monday through Friday at 4:30 a.m., greeting members at the front desk at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club where she’s been employed for seven years. Padilla, a 27-year old Folsom resident, begins her second job by 9 a.m. as an aide working with autistic children and doesn’t […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 3: Brent Dennis leaves the EDHCSD

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis wrapped up his duties in September 2016 and said goodbye to the community he’s served for four years. He took a new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim. “He arrived when we needed leadership and consistency. We’ve spent the last four years […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 4: Local races get interesting

In a David versus Goliath match-up, steadfast community volunteer and longtime El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl beat Assemblywoman Beth Gaines in the District 1 El Dorado County supervisor race. Though a new resident to El Dorado Hills, in the June primary Gaines came in first place. She had name recognition in her favor as […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 22-28

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Dec. 22 6:02 a.m. Two adult men reportedly got into a fight while working at a Hillsdale Circle warehouse. No one was arrested. 8:31 a.m. A burglary was reported on Shasta Circle. 10:31 p.m. Vandalism was reported on Merriam Lane. Dec. 23 10:45 a.m. […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »