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EDH Community Parade date set

Town Center will host the first-ever El Dorado Hills Community Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6, between 11 a.m. and noon. The recent Sky Mote procession demonstrated that the community will come together to honor a fallen soldier who attended its schools. Whether it will do so minus the tragedy is yet to be seen. Michele […]

3 Comments / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

Josh Cooper stands beside his Yamaha 250 at his home in El Dorado Hills. Will he ride again after a summer accident nearly left him paralyzed? He hasn't decided yet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Trade supports better lives for women

When Jonathan Klein entered an Oregon salon he didn’t expect inspiration to strike. The conversation: A hairdresser explained to Klein his need for 30 hair-cutting shears so he could go to Nicaragua and train women housed at a sex trafficking rescue house how to style hair. Klein shared the story with business partner Chris McCarley. The businessmen distribute Hattori […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dems open office in Town Center

Democrats gather for the grand opening of the Democratic Party headquarters in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Town hall for Uppal Thursday In the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention last week the El Dorado County Democratic Party held an opening celebration on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, for its west-county campaign office located in El Dorado Hills Town Center Marketplace, just east of the now-vacant CVS drugstore location. The sparsely furnished office, […]

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EDH massage therapist accused of sexual battery

An El Dorado Hills massage therapist has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and sexual battery. Detectives arrested Patrick Lockard, 46, of Shingle Springs on Sept. 5, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release, which also states that woman reported that she had been receiving a massage from Lockard at Massage […]

Comments Off / September 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County students perform well above state average

El Dorado County students again performed significantly higher than the state average on the 2012 California Standards Tests in all academic areas. The CST, a part of the California State Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, measures student knowledge based on the California Academic Content Standards, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. In […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Jamboree rollover victim dies

Rachel Gray

Rachel Anne Gray, the woman critically burned in an accident on the Rubicon Trail during the Jeepers Jamboree, has died. Longtime friend and family liaison Chris Patton confirmed that Gray, 21, of El Dorado Hills, died Sept. 1 at 11:45 p.m. Leesa Williams, Gray’s mother, wrote on the Facebook page for Gray: “Rachel’s family needs […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »