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Nutting acquitted of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

EL DORADO COUNTY Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and his attorney David Weiner watch the jury enter the courtroom as a verdict was expected Wednesday May 14. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A jury found El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting not guilty of three felonies but guilty of six misdemeanors, it was announced mid-morning Wednesday. The guilty verdicts stemmed from Nutting’s attempt to solicit bail money from county employees and county contractors. The jury acquitted Nutting of felony charges of filing false documents and conflicts of […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting food, donations for the hungry

Hands4Hope volunteers will be out in force Saturday, May 17, for the biannual Food Blitz for the Hungry. They will collect donations to fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. The goal this year is to collect 8,000 pounds of food and $10,000 in cash […]

No Comment / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

St. Stephen’s celebrates 50 years of serving God, the community

The St. Stephen's congregation held Sunday Services at the Park Village pool in the early 1960s before they had a church of their own. Courtesy photo

Le and Elaine Wallin were playing badminton with their children in the front yard when a pastor walked up. Rudolf Johnson wanted to start a church in El Dorado Hills. “So we knocked on doors and helped,” Elaine said. Fifty years later, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church has a few hundred members, 50 to 70 attending each […]

1 Comment / May 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD fights for old golf course

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors announced at its monthly meeting Thursday strong community support for a ballot measure that could protect the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course at Serrano, keeping it open space despite landowner Serrano LLC’s request to rezone the area to build more housing. The CSD’s survey mailed […]

1 Comment / May 12, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Auditor’s race: Candidate’s comments worry EDH fire chief

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said his phone blew up following a debate between Auditor Controller Joe Harn and challenger Mike Owen last week, during which Owen accused Harn of favoring the El Dorado Hills Fire Department by giving the district more tax revenue than other El Dorado County fire districts. “The Auditor-Controller does […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge receives Global Education Excellence Award

Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke, left, accepted the 2013-14 Global Education Excellence Award to recognize his school’s support of international student exchange. He's seen here with, left to right, Leonie Pulz from Germany, Nichakorn Thana-dachophol from Thailand and Glen Swedelson, director of Guidance. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Oak Ridge High School was one of a select […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling Hills Church hosts national leadership event

More than 230 people attended last Friday's Leadercast Live telecast, which included words from former First Lady Laura Bush. The event offered advice on how to become a better leader. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“The power of what we do is not just in the day-to-day. It’s in thinking big ways beyond ourselves to change the world,” SAP AG CEO Bill McDermott said during Leadercast Live last Friday. Gems of wisdom like these were peppered throughout the televised event from Atlanta, which was streamed to 750 host sites around […]

1 Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »