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B-17 “Flying Fortress” lands in Sac

THE ALUMINUM OVERCAST touched down at McClellan Air Force Base last week and took VIllage Life reporter Mike Roberts for a wild ride. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The legend goes like this: A Seattle Times reporter sees an early B-17 close for the first time in July 1935, machine guns emanating from its nose, tail, top, bottom and several points in between — 13 in all — and gasps, “Why, it’s a flying fortress!” Boeing officials, recognizing a great brand name when […]

No Comment / May 16, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s up with Arnold and Maria?

Debra Bogowitz, El Dorado Hills
“The old saying ‘Politics doesn’t make good bedfellows’ seems to have been true in this case.”

  Debra Bogowitz, El Dorado Hills “The old saying ‘Politics doesn’t make good bedfellows’€™ seems to have been true in this case.” Dennis Flatt, El Dorado Hills “€œMy wife and I were kind of sad when we heard that they were splitting up. It seemed like they were doing well. I was surprised.”€ Jan Wilcox, […]

No Comment / May 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Francisco Oaks residents oppose commercial project

Francisco Oaks residents turned out in force at the recent Area Planning Advisory Council meeting to protest a planned 6.85-acre commercial project on the corner of Francisco Drive and Green Valley Road. A “Technical Advisory Committee” meeting in the county Planning Department was scheduled later in May, but was put off shortly before APAC’s meeting. […]

3 Comments / May 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College students ready to graduate

The community is invited to Folsom Lake College’s seventh annual commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Folsom campus, 10 College Parkway. “Folsom Lake College is incredibly proud of all its graduates and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments with the community,” said Folsom Lake College President Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman. “We […]

No Comment / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vision Coalition, Sheriff’s Dept. collect prescription drugs

Residents turned in more than five trash-can size containers full of prescription drugs at the recent National Rx Drug Take-back Day. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition “for safe, healthy and drug-free youth” collaborated with the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office to host the event. “We know that teens are primarily finding the drugs in unlocked medicine […]

No Comment / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge student pens winning essay, goes to D.C.

WINNER — Oak Ridge student Mike Tharratt, left, received recognition from Bill of Rights Institute Director Robert Testwuide, journalist John Stossel and journalist Juan Williams at a gala in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School junior Mike Tharratt recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he, his high school AP U.S. History teacher Matt Hodgins and a parent were treated to an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the Bill of Rights Institute. Last fall Hodgins submitted several essays written by members of his AP U.S. History class […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD buys into Valley View gym

T he El Dorado Hills Community Services District will share the 9,079-square-foot gym at Buckeye Union School District’s new Valley View Elementary School. At the May board meeting, the CSD Board approved spending $456,000 on the $3 million multi-use facility. The CSD will have priority access to the gym after school and on weekends, at […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »