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EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 15-20

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Out late Feb. 15: Four teenagers out past curfew reportedly ran from deputies when they were found on Valley View Parkway. The teens received citations. Too much and too young Feb. 17: Deputies arrested an allegedly intoxicated 20-year-old man on Powers Drive. Cut it […]

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Guide dog helps family appreciate life’s simple things

The Kinsella family met Spruce's new partner at the guide dog's graduation. Top, left to right: Mackenzie and Madison Kinsella; seated, left to right, Gabriella Kinsella, guide doge recipient Serena Miller with Spruce and Karrie Kinsella. Courtesy photo

Raising her family in an affluent El Dorado Hills neighborhood, mother Karrie Kinsella wanted to show her three daughters there’s more to life than money. “I wanted to show them something that you can’t put a price on,” she explained. In 2011 the family joined the El Dorado Second Sight Club and got a puppy to […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

5th grader plays ‘Surgeon for a Day’

Oak Meadow Elementary student Hunter McGee, 10, stands by Surgeo, the robotic operating system he named at Mercy Folsom. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dressed in scrubs and not afraid to take on a challenge, 10-year-old Hunter McGee eagerly tried out Mercy Folsom’s new da Vinci Si Surgical System Wednesday morning. His task: Pick up a penny and move tiny rings from one spongy cone to another. The Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader won his spot in the surgeon’s seat by winning Mercy’s Name […]

Comments Off / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Family, friends mourn Dylan Ridolfi

Catherine Swanson, a friend of Dylan Ridolfi's since second grade, places a candle near one of the rocks on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Painted rocks and candlelight vigil held last Tuesday night honored the life of Dylan Ridolfi, an Oak Ridge High School student who died in a sledding accident on Sunday, Feb. 17. Friends and family gathered to reminisce and celebrate the 15-year-old known for his love of family and football. Dylan was on Oak Ridge’s undefeated […]

Comments Off / February 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Groups invited to planning table

Local attorney Jim Brunello looked like a rumpled Uncle Sam last week as he pointed a figurative index finger at a room full of community leaders and delivered the message: “El Dorado Hills needs you.” A student of county land use dating back to the 1960s, Brunello has led the Economic Development Advisory Committee for […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Flying high at just 17

Austin Bowa smiles after passing the tests needed to get a private pilot's license at Auburn Airport on Valentine's Day, which is also Austin's birthday. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Austin Bowa had an especially sweet Valentine’s Day. Not only did he turn 17 but he also earned his private pilot’s license to fly a helicopter. His mother Shelly said she believes her son is now the youngest licensed helicopter pilot in the United States. A year ago, Bowa took his first solo […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Ryan Koch

Ryan Koch

Air Force Reserve Airman Ryan D. Koch graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »