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Carjacker thwarted in Cameron Park

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies, CHP and a CHP helicopter responded to a report of a car jacking on Durock Road Monday morning. The report came from victim Tania Nichols of Cameron Park, who called 911 from the Clean Wash Shingle Springs car wash, a press release from the Sheriff’s Office stated. Nichols and her […]

Comments Off / August 09, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Adoption fee for kittens and cats reduced

El Dorado County Animal Services, in collaboration with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County, has reduced kitten and cat adoption fees for a limited time at the Animal Services shelter in Placerville. The fee to adopt a kitten or cat at the shelter will be cut in half, from $80 to $40. According […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Proposed equestrian center on hold

A proposal to establish an equestrian center in the Rescue area was continued by the El Dorado County Planning Commission on July 26 after multiple objections from local residents and a request by the developer to hear the project at a later date. The developer of the equestrian facility, Dennis Graham, had asked the Planning […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Heat warning: Be safe, save energy

Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds customers of ways to stay safe and keep energy bills down in anticipation of significant heat and increased fire danger beginning Wednesday and lasting through the weekend. Safety tips • When temperatures are unusually high, you can visit PG&E-supported Cooling Centers to escape the heat, free of charge. For […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Link Crew ensures a smooth transition

Link Crew President Rebecca Dudley, 17, talks with a group of incoming freshmen during Oak Ridge High School's Freshman Orientation last week. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

First day of school: A bell loudly rings and suddenly the students standing about campus channel into rivers of traffic, akin to Highway 50 in Sacramento at 8 a.m., directing themselves into specific classrooms, preparing to receive information that will shape their futures and direct the course of their lives. Welcome to freshman year of high […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel lands GM post in Tahoe

John Skeel

John Skeel has landed on his feet. The former El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager took the reins of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District on July 23. You might still run into him in the supermarket, however. Reached by phone, Skeel said he was “thrilled” to be able to stay in the area, […]

8 Comments / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Soak up the fun at Saturday in the Park

HAVING A BALL! — Spiderman, aka, Ryan Bender, 6, of El Dorado Hills runs with a ball almost bigger than he can handle at last year's Saturday in the Park celebration. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Saturday Night in the Park, the granddaddy of El Dorado Hills summer parties, rocks the Community Park from 5 to 9 p.m this Saturday, Aug. 11. The 2012 edition is also the grand finale of a summer-long El Dorado Hills Community Services District 50th birthday party — bigger, wilder and kid-crazier than ever. It’s the bomb. The […]

Comments Off / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »