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Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

The Marine Corps Honor Guard folds an American Flag to be presented to Russ and Marsha Mote, parents of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, at the Marine's funeral Sunday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Emmeline takes on Europe

Meeting the locals — Emmeline Wilson greets at cow grazing a gorgeous hillside in Appenzell, Switzerland. She spent 11 months in Europe as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange. Courtesy photo

Not many teenagers would volunteer for an additional year of high school. But when the deal offered by the Rotary Youth Exchange program included a beautiful Swiss backdrop and adventures all over Europe, Emmeline Wilson couldn’t resist. The 2011 Oak Ridge High School grad packed her bags and spent 11 months in the Old World. “It […]

1 Comment / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Honoring Sky Mote

Thousands of people lined the streets in El Dorado Hills to honor Staff Sgt. Sky Mote on his final journey home Thursday evening. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The roar of motorcycle engines idling quickly quieted and the riders of about 100 motorcycles began unfurling flags, taking their place between two hangers at McClellan Air Field. In all, around 200 people lined up to pay respects as the body of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote was brought home on Aug. 16. […]

3 Comments / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New CSD chief appointed

New CSD General Manager Brent Dennis. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts.

The El Dorado Community Services District has a new general manager. The board of directors concluded a multi-month search and evaluation process on Thursday, Aug. 16, naming Robert “Brent” Dennis to the post effective Sept. 10. Dennis, 54, is a landscape architect by trade, and currently wears multiple hats at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, […]

3 Comments / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 8-15

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Busy vandals Aug. 8: Vandalism was reported on Town Center Boulevard and Corsica Drive. Letters lifted Aug. 9: A Springburn Way resident reported her mail stolen. Vehicle targeted Aug. 11: Vandals damaged a vehicle pared on Town Center Boulevard. Caught Aug. 11: Deputies arrested […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Tea Party: Obamacare the wrong prescription for America

Igor Berman’s grandmother died an American citizen after decades of suffering under Soviet rule. Despite all the hardships she faced she held on to her dream of America and freedom — a dream millions of people all over the world share, he said. The country’s current political path could devastate those dreams, Congressman Tom McClintock’s […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

SACRAMENTO — California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement and other industrial-type permitted burning within the […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »