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Farm and Ranch Succession Planning Workshop set

U.C. Cooperative Extension-Central Sierra Farm Advisor Lynn Wunderlich invites foothill farmers and ranchers of all generations, their off-farm heirs and employees or other non-family successors, to a two-part, interactive workshop to be held Sunday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors chambers. Attendees […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grace animals closer to finding ‘forever’ homes

A hearing officer has decided there was reasonable cause for El Dorado County Animal Services to believe 90 horses and other livestock at the former Grace Foundation facility were abandoned and that it was necessary to retrieve the animals to provide for their care and feeding.  Citing Penal Code section 597.1 and Civil Code 1815(d), the […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

BBBS offers BIG dinner

Big Brothers Big Sisters announces its first BIG Din-Din fundraiser. This Italian feast for four includes: homemade bolognese sauce, 1 pound of pasta, baguette, shredded parmesan and a garden salad with dressing all delivered to you in an eco-friendly tote. Simply heat up and Din-Din is served (vegetarian option available). Meals are $25; order by Feb. 13. Dinner […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Car chase ends in EDH

A spike strip deployed on Highway 50 near El Dorado Hills Boulevard ended a 20-mile chase that started in Placerville early Friday morning. The incident began at 1:23 a.m. on Placerville Drive after a Placerville police officer spotted a 1998 Subaru Forester reported stolen in Pollock Pines and attempted to stop the vehicle. The stolen vehicle’s driver, later […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fuel leaks leads to garage fire

Caution tape surrounds charred vehicles and a garage that caught fire Sunday evening on El Dorado Hills' southeast side. Firefighters' quick work contained the blaze to the garage; the attached home was not damaged. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A motorcycle fuel leak caused a garage fire in El Dorado Hills Sunday evening. Residents of 5060 Screech Owl Creek Road were “working on a project” on a motorcycle in their garage at about 5 p.m. when fuel began leaking and caught on fire, El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. “Crews did a […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall pursues baby friendly designation

Tania Valdez of Camino holds her newborn Melani Pelayo close at Marshall Hospital. Melani, born Jan. 18, spent the majority of her first hours of life "rooming in” where babies stay in the hospital room with mom to encourage skin-to-skin contact, another baby-friendly practice. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Looking to add to its credentials, Marshall Medical Center hopes to earn the Baby Friendly Hospital title next month. Part of a global Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s fund, the designation recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding. In particular, the […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano ‘finger’ residents get a choice

During the second portion of the Jan. 20 El Dorado Union High School District’s board meeting at Oak Ridge, board members discussed students living in “the finger” and the attendance path that would best serve them. The eastern Serrano neighborhood got its nickname when high school boundaries were redrawn in 2005 and their neighborhood, still under […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »