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Fuel leaks leads to garage fire

Caution tape surrounds charred vehicles and a garage that caught fire Sunday evening on El Dorado Hills' southeast side. Firefighters' quick work contained the blaze to the garage; the attached home was not damaged. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A motorcycle fuel leak caused a garage fire in El Dorado Hills Sunday evening. Residents of 5060 Screech Owl Creek Road were “working on a project” on a motorcycle in their garage at about 5 p.m. when fuel began leaking and caught on fire, El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. “Crews did a […]

No Comment / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall pursues baby friendly designation

Tania Valdez of Camino holds her newborn Melani Pelayo close at Marshall Hospital. Melani, born Jan. 18, spent the majority of her first hours of life "rooming in” where babies stay in the hospital room with mom to encourage skin-to-skin contact, another baby-friendly practice. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Looking to add to its credentials, Marshall Medical Center hopes to earn the Baby Friendly Hospital title next month. Part of a global Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s fund, the designation recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. In particular, the […]

No Comment / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano ‘finger’ residents get a choice

During the second portion of the Jan. 20 El Dorado Union High School District’s board meeting at Oak Ridge, board members discussed students living in “the finger” and the attendance path that would best serve them. The eastern Serrano neighborhood got its nickname when high school boundaries were redrawn in 2005 and their neighborhood, still under […]

No Comment / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Choice wins in high school boundary fight

Oak Ridge High School’s multipurpose room was filled during a special El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 20. During the four-hour public workshop, school attendance boundaries in the Blackstone region and an eastern Serrano neighborhood nicknamed “the finger” were discussed and different scenarios proposed. Though no formal action could be […]

No Comment / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 15-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Theft Jan. 15: Government equipment was reported stolen on Investment Boulevard. Car targeted Jan. 16: A vehicle break-in was reported Meredith Place. Mailbox mayhem Jan. 16: Someone broke into a Telegraph Hill cluster mailbox. It’s unclear if any mail was stolen. Private property Jan. […]

No Comment / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Thieves trim Barber Jon’s collection

Six barbers lost all their tools thank to thieves who broke into Barber Jon's earlier this week. Jon Rivera posted this photo of an empty work station on his Facebook page

Thieves broke into World Famous Barber Jon’s in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 21, stealing old and rare barbershop museum items and other valuables and cash. “They broke in through the front window,” said Jon Rivera, better known as Barber Jon. He believes the burglary occurred between 2 and 6 a.m. Barbershop memorabilia, including straight edge […]

No Comment / January 22, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope boutique keeps hundreds warm

Last October, local elementary schools, including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom, participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive. Students took action and donated more than 4,000 warm necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats — and other items. Oak Ridge High School washed and […]

No Comment / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »