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Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 30 – Jan. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 30 7:33 a.m. Mailbox vandalism was reported on Brisbane Circle. 11:22 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Suffolk Way. 7:30 p.m. A known suspect reportedly threw an M-80 at a Birmingham Way home. Suspect and victim have an ongoing dispute. Dec. 31 4:47 a.m. […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Frentzen ready for re-election

Shiva Frentzen

Shiva Frentzen has announced her intention to run for re-election as El Dorado County District 2 supervisor, according to a prepared statement received by Village Life. The next local election takes place Tuesday, June 7,  and coincides with the general election and the presidential primaries. Frentzen won the District 2 seat in a special election […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man dies in rainy day wreck

An El Camino is wrapped around a stoplight pole at the intersection of White Rock Road and Stonebriar Drive in El Dorado Hills after a Wednesday afternoon wreck. The driver died at the scene. Village Life photo by Amanda Williams

An El Dorado Hills man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle collided with a traffic light pole, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At about 11:18 a.m. on Jan. 6 James Riley, 68, was driving his maroon 1969 El Camino westbound on White Rock Road when the vehicle, for unknown reasons, drifted to the northwest […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Manansala selected as new superintendent

New El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala, seated, smiles after being selected to fill the position. He receives applause from BOE administrative assistant Susan Carney, left, and Deputy Superintendent Robbie Montalbano. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The El Dorado County Board of Education played 20 questions Monday and answered the biggest question — who will be the new superintendent of schools? — with Ed Manansala, Ed.D, the county’s current deputy superintendent for Educational Services. One of four candidates interviewed for the job of superintendent, after a day of interviewing Manansala ended up ranked No. 1 by all trustees. […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

World War II vet full of bright ideas

World War II veteran and Serrano resident Dan Casaregola wears the ear phones he wore in Okinawa to intercept Japanese messages for the U.S. government.  His home radio room and garage workshop house hundreds, if not thousands, of items Casaregola has built. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Anything you see here I built,” El Dorado Hills resident Dan Casaregola said during a recent tour of his Serrano home’s radio room, filled with tools and gadgets marked with red dots Casaregola, 93, invented and built spanning decades. There’s a 12-volt car battery charger and an adjustable battery tester that fits up to 10 […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire takes next step in Latrobe fund transfer

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department held a special board of directors meeting on the day before Christmas Eve to follow up on action to be taken after the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 15, regarding transferring property tax funds from the former Latrobe Fire Protection District to El Dorado Hills […]

1 Comment / January 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »