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Overcrossing dedicated to fallen Marine

The Sky Mote Overcrossing sign stands along eastbound Highway 50 in the shadow of the El Dorado County Veterans Memorial at the Placerville government center. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the recent installation of the Sky Mote overcrossing sign at Fair Lane and eastbound Highway 50, a two-year project of the Placerville Friends of the Veterans Monument was at last realized. Staff Sgt. Mote was killed in Afghanistan in August 2012. Mote was awarded the most prestigious honors of the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, […]

No Comment / October 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 9-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Double trouble Oct. 9: Deputies arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia and a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of providing false information to an officer and a probation violation following an an encounter on Mesa Verdes Drive. Turned over […]

1 Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Pink carts make their way to Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills customers

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis, left, and El Dorado Disposal Community Relations Manager Debi Harlow show off one of the new pink trash carts the waste company is offering in support of Breast Cancer awareness month. Courtesy photo

Together we can help kick cancer to the curb. El Dorado Disposal proudly promotes 35-gallon pink carts for residential trash service. The company is working in partnership with American Cancer Society to build awareness and funding to fight a disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime, and to honor the many wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and […]

No Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Women’s fund celebrates another successful year

Maureen Carter, outgoing chair, left, is congratulated by Cathy Bean, current vice chair who will serve as WFED chair in 2015. Courtesy photo

By Jamie Hartshorn El Dorado County “has plenty of positive news to share” when it comes to charitable giving, noted philanthropist and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson told a sold-out audience at the recent Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual celebration dinner. The festive event at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville was attended by nearly 300 women and […]

No Comment / October 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Planners OK El Dorado Hills rezone

A rezoning proposal for property within the Wilson Estates was approved by the El Dorado County Planning Commission at its Oct. 9 meeting. Located on the north side of Green Valley Road, approximately 3,000 feet east of the intersection with Silva Valley Road in El Dorado Hills, the commission voted to rezone the property from One-Acre […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gough runs for Buckeye school board as ‘the parents’ voice’

Royce Gough

Raising two children in the Buckeye Union School District gives school board candidate Royce Gough the current parents’ perspective and he also has more than 20 years working in education to give him experience for the job. “My three strengths for this position are experience, technology and academics,” Gough said. He grew up in Cameron […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hanson-Smith runs for Buckeye school board as strong communicator

Brenda Hanson-Smith

When Buckeye Union Board of Trustees candidate Brenda Hanson-Smith’s own children were students in the Buckeye Union School District, a transition to year-round school was the hot topic when she and her family moved to El Dorado Hills in 1990. While Hanson-Smith was nervous about the change, her then fourth-grade son embraced it. Hanson-Smith said […]

No Comment / October 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »