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Grass fire scorches 2 acres in Serrano

A SUNDAY FIRE came close to homes in Serrano but thanks to firefighters' quick work and the community's defensible space no structures were really threatened. Photo by Chuck Seaborg

El Dorado Hills firefighters made quick work of a 2-plus acre wildland fire Sunday afternoon. The fire worried residents who saw the field directly behind their home consumed by flames, but never directly threatened any homes. Fire Marshal Jim O’Camb said that the fire appeared to start near a trail in the green belt southeast of Borders […]

2 Comments / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Skeel, EDHCSD board break media silence

JOHN SKEEL speaks about the problems he said he encountered while working as the El Dorado Hills Community Services District general manager. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“As naïve as it may sound, I’m still hopeful that I can get my job back,” said John Skeel. “I’ve done nothing wrong.” The gloves came off last week in what’s shaping up as a battle royale between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and their soon-to-be-former General Manager John Skeel, who was […]

No Comment / August 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nugget Market welcomes new manager

HANDING OVER THE KEYS –— Former Nugget Market Store Director Randy Wehman, right, gives the keys to the El Dorado Hills Store to his replacement, Kraig Brady, left. Wehman will become director of Kitchen Operations, a position Brady has held for the last 12 years. Brady said the job-swap reflects Nugget’s corporate culture, and will allow both men to reinvent their positions. Wehman, who lives in Woodland, will spent most of each week traveling between stores in his new role. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Nugget Market in El Dorado Hills announces Kraig Brady as store director. Brady is a veteran Nugget associate, having begun his career in 1987 at the Davis Nugget Market in the produce department, where he moved into a produce manager position. Brady then transitioned into the bakery/deli/coffee bar manager position at the Davis store in 2001. […]

No Comment / July 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Are you concerned that the federal budget will get balanced on the backs of older Americans?

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Cancer survivor hosts sunny fundraiser

SUNNY DISPOSITION —€” Nancy Siegler can't help but smile whe she visits her sunflower garden. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

After surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, mastectomy and infection Nancy Siegler needed a project. In the spring of 2010 she settled on sunflowers, a cheerful plant that always makes her smile. “I started using the Internet to learn about the sunflower and found so many different species of these wonderful flowers,” Sieger said. “I had […]

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sean Tucker optimistic about new role on CSD board

Sean Tucker

Scoldings from the public, a firing and a resignation — the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors’ recent past might make someone think twice about joining these headline makers. Sean Tucker didn’t flinch. The 43-year-old husband and father of two happily submitted his résumé to the board after Director Rich Green resigned in May and […]

1 Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Deputy DA arrested on suspicion of DUI

An El Dorado County deputy district attorney was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Deputy district attorney Gloria Mas, 47, of El Dorado Hills, was booked into the Placerville jail at 2:40 p.m. for an alleged DUI, jail records indicate. Placerville area California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said the CHP […]

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »