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Body found in burned apartment

All boarded up — A man died in this Lake Forest apartment Saturday morning. Firefighters found the victim near a completely burned chair. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Firefighters found the body of an unidentified 57-year-old man inside his apartment Saturday morning after they extinguished a fire in the victim’s home. The fire occurred early Saturday at Lake Forest Apartments, off Village Center Drive, just north of the Safeway shopping center. El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts was on call, and reported that […]

No Comment / January 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak ruling snags up local projects

With the local housing industry trying to sputter back to life, a Jan. 20 ruling by the Third District Court of Appeals threw a curve to local developers with plans in the works. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the El Dorado County Planning Commission recommended approval of a 20-lot project near the county line, and continued […]

1 Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Whole Foods joins PARTY

Party-Logo

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

No Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crime Watch: Jan. 18-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Pipe down Jan. 18: A 16-year-old boy received a citation after he was allegedly caught with a smoking pipe on a Harvard Way school campus. No smoking Jan. 19: A 15-year-old boy will head to court after a deputy reportedly found him in possession […]

No Comment / January 26, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

FLC grads score well in recent survey

Folsom Lake College graduates bring a solid collection of job skills into the local workplace, according to the results of a survey recently commissioned by the college and the Los Rios Center of Excellence. However, the same survey found local employers have difficulty overall finding qualified, well-trained job applicants for some positions in the general […]

No Comment / January 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mayor Howell presents State of the City at Folsom Chamber

Mayor Kerri Howell

A capacity crowd welcomed Mayor Kerri Howell at the first Folsom Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Lake Natoma Inn. The first woman to serve as mayor since the city was incorporated in 1946, Howell was selected by  fellow City Council members in December. Each of the five members […]

No Comment / January 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire districts look at new deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board agreed to the terms of a draft contract to provide “primary incident response” in Latrobe for $25,000 annually. A second proposed contract would provide administrative support for $5,000 per year. The proposals are the result of discussions between El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Latrobe Fire Chief […]

No Comment / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »