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Free wine tasting at The Pines at Placerville

PLACERVILLE — The public is invited to a free wine tasting and open house on Thursday, March 15, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at 1040 Marshall Way in Placerville to experience the new feel, see the new facelift and enjoy local wines and hors d’oeuvres at The Pines at Placerville. Attendees to the event will be […]

No Comment / March 12, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

CSD board rejects Skeel’s claim

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors rejected former General Manager John Skeel’s Feb. 26 claim for unspecified damages by unanimous vote during the March 8 board meeting. The claim rejection opens a six-month window during which Skeel can file a lawsuit against the district. Dennis Timoney of the Special District Risk […]

5 Comments / March 12, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Baby Britlee wouldn’t wait

El Dorado Hills Fire Capt. Chris Storz, Dad Jon Rudnicki, Mom Kim Rudnicki, engineer paramedic Bryan Ferry and Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter reunite after they all worked together to deliver baby Britlee in the back of an ambulance. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter of Pollock Pines got a rare chance to hold the fruits of her labor Friday morning. On March 4 she took a 911 call from a surprisingly calm father who reported that his wife was about to give birth in the back seat. Roughly 15 minutes later Britlee Rudnicki entered […]

No Comment / March 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you getting spring fever?

Herb Weiss, El Dorado Hills: “I get summer fever. I can’t wait for the pool to open. For now, I lay out in my yard on nice days. I know it’s not good for you but I love it. Bring on the sun!” Madelyn Duke, El Dorado Hills: “Yes. I just feel like getting out in the yard and start […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Shockingly good news from Senior Center

Cathy Statham, seated, shows off the new Senior Center AED to retired El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England and John Johnson, president of the local Firefighters Foundation. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Rotary Club has teamed up with firefighters and a local CPR trainer to put an Automated External Defibrillator in the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. The AED allows any laymen Good Samaritan to shock a heart attack victim back to life within the first critical three minutes, before paramedics arrive. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ex-DSA prexy charged in embezzling scheme

Retired El Dorado County deputy sheriff Donald Philip Atkinson, 50, of El Dorado Hills was arrested in Nevada Thursday morning on 44 counts of embezzlement, fraud, forgery, perjury, grand theft and theft from an “elder or dependent adult.” Bail was set by Judge Daniel B. Proud at $1 milion, according to the arrest warrant. The […]

No Comment / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Attorneys arrested in alleged loan scam

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrests of the owners and managing attorney of a law firm that took thousands of dollars in up-front loan modification fees for services that were never performed for homeowners, many of whom ended up losing their homes. Gregory Flahive of El Dorado Hills, 39, Cynthia Flahive […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »