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School district employee flushes out water bill problem

Christmas came early for Rescue Union School District this month after utility tech Jeremy Cooper’s good detective work recouped upwards of $83,000 for the district. For years district officials wondered why Pleasant Grove Middle School had larger water bills than the district’s other six campuses. Was there constant running water, or perhaps faulty sprinklers there? […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

SWR offers rehabbing overview class

Start the new year by learning more about all of your wild neighbors, and how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, foxes, skunk babies, fawns, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, and numerous species of songbirds and other birds. Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s January class, Are you Ready to Rehab?, for prospective rehabbers will […]

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CHP ready for holiday enforcement

SACRAMENTO — With holiday celebrations in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is preparing for increased enforcement throughout the heavy travel period to help ensure safety on the road. The CHP is reminding travelers to play by the rules behind the wheel: buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Planning Commission give Wilson Estates thumbs up

The Planning Commission heartily recommended approval of the 28-acre, 49-home Wilson Estates project, located between Green Valley and Malcolm Dixon Roads in El Dorado Hills, citing it as a model for how developers can work cooperatively with residents. The couple dozen residents in attendance at the Dec. 13 meeting voiced oft-repeated concerns about traffic volumes […]

3 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Senior daycare advocate pursuing mission

Moni Gilmore, seen here with former EDH Fire Chief Brian Veerkamp, was a tireless senior advocate. Resident Hal Erpenbeck has carried on her mission to get a senior daycare in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life file photo by Mike Roberts

Senior advocate Hal Erpenbeck wants El Dorado Hills to have a safe place for working adults caring for elderly parents to drop off their charge for the day, similar to the way childcare works. It’s called senior daycare, and Erpenbeck said he sees it as an important public service and valuable amenity in a community […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Santa Run gets better every year

Olivia Flaherty of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the El Dorado Hills Santa Run at his final stop in Town Center Sunday night. The Santa Run collected Toys for Tots and canned food for the Food Bank of El Dorado County around El Dorado Hills neighborhoods last week. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Throngs of families came out to see Santa during the 49th annual El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association Santa Run through El Dorado Hills last week. The Santa Run reached nearly every park, school and neighborhood in its five-night run, culminating with a grand finale through Town Center Sunday night. On Saturday night Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Don’t get caught with your boots off

Colder winter weather is coming and El Dorado County health officials are asking residents to take steps to prepare. “By planning ahead, before the cold weather arrives, individuals can ensure that their home, loved ones and pets are protected,” said Kristine Oase Guth with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. According to […]

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