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Garage fire displaces family

El Dorado Hills firefighters investigate the scene of a residential structure fire that burned the garage, three vehicles and part of an Aldea Drive home  in Serrano Tuesday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

A quick-thinking Serrano security guard saved a family and a home from burning to the ground Tuesday evening when he spotted smoke coming from an Aldea Drive home’s garage and alerted the four people inside. They tried to put out the fire using a garden hose, according to new EDH Fire Marshal Mike Lilientha, “but it […]

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Gertsch bows out with dignity

Guy Gertsch

At 10:10 pm on election night Guy Gertsch submitted the following concession statement to Village Life. Earlier in the day he’d been spotted on the side of the road, delivering encouragement by way of a bearhug to challenger Terry Crumpley, who defeated him that evening, an irony that wouldn’t bother him in the least. Genuine […]

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Mattock and Crumpley win CSD board seats

John Hidahl, Jay Lensch, Terry Crumpley

Noelle Mattock and Terry Crumpley survived a polite but crowded contest for the two El Dorado Hills Community Services District board seats contested on Nov. 6. Crumpley held a narrow lead on the day after the election, but when the Nov. 11 results were posted Mattock was on top with 5,295 votes: 21.06 percent, followed […]

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Neuropsychologist from EDH tapped for national concussion experts panel

Catherine Broomand, PhD, ABPP-CN

A neuropsychologist with Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center has been named to a federal government panel of experts that seeks to improve the health of youths with traumatic brain injury. Catherine Broomand, PhD, ABPP-CN, is one of 58 members who serve on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Workgroup to Improve Clinical Care of […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huge flag touched post-9/11 El Dorado Hills

During the turbulent days following Sept. 11 attacks Mike Murray, left, fabricated a makeshift, over-sized flagpole and raised a giant American flag on the hill above Blue Shield in El Dorado Hills. Town Center magnate Tony Mansour, center, and Louis Mansour, right, encouraged the project, which stopped traffic on U.S. 50 and stood for more than a year before being replaced with the smaller, properly anchored, county-compliant pole and flag that stands today. Murray recently donated one of the original over-sized flags to the Mansours, who plan to display it in the California Welcome Center. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Local icon inspired by Iwo Jima photo Heavy construction contractor Mike Murray wants no credit for the prominent American flag standing sentry at the westerly entrance to El Dorado Hills — a symbol of community patriotism that’s visible for miles in each direction. We can allow that modesty for the current, properly anchored and regulation-compliant […]

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Union Mine offers limited open enrollment

El Dorado Union High School District officials announced that limited open enrollment at Union Mine High School for the 2013–14 school year will be offered to incoming ninth-grade students who reside within the El Dorado Union High School District attendance boundaries. The enrollment projection for the school’s permanent capacity will allow for 35 transfers. Applicants […]

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Veterans Day event honors Mote, Korean War vets

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument host the seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony in celebration of the nation’s veterans 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Monument at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville. The ceremony commences with the call to order and presentation of the colors. […]

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