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EDH boy fires deputy’s lost gun

A 10-year-old El Dorado Hills boy accidentally discharged an off-duty police officer’s 9 mm pistol while playing on the field at West Coast Airsoft Park in Plymouth, Amador County, on June 29. “Thinking it was a dropped airsoft pistol, he picked it up on the playing field and discharged it, luckily not striking himself, the […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH home destroyed

A family lost everything in this early Sunday morning blaze on Merriam Lane in El Dorado Hills. Photo courtesy of EDH fire

A family lost its home in a Sunday morning blaze. El Dorado Hills firefighters responded to the fire call on Merriam Lane at about 2 a.m. “Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing through the roof of a two-story residential structure,” EDH Division Chief/Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal told Village Life. “A strong wind was blowing embers […]

3 Comments / July 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Good-bye weeds; hello garden

Braeden Sellwood holds up a bunch of weed he pulled in the space that will soon become the Blue Oak Garden, a living classroom for about 800 students. Photo by Janna Weiss

Students returning to Blue Oak Elementary and Charter Montessori schools this August will have a new place to learn — the Blue Oak Garden. Leading the project is Blue Oak Principal Paul Stewart and Blue Oak secretary/garden coordinator Kellee Sellwood. With the help of parent and community volunteers and donations, the 80-foot by 80-foot area has […]

1 Comment / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Funny money June 1: A counterfeit bill was collected from a Cameron Park Drive business. Close call June 1: An attempted burglary was reported on Sudbury Road. On a spree June 1: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly stole a woman’s debit card […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

Stay cool: Tips to beat the heat

With high temperatures forecast this week, El Dorado County Public Health officials are encouraging residents to take precautions to protect themselves. “Individuals should drink plenty of water, limit physical exertion and stay indoors in an air-conditioned location as much as possible,” said Dr. Alicia Paris, El Dorado County Health Officer. “The elderly, very young and […]

Comments Off / June 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mexican delegation eyes county business

A delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico, visited El Dorado County in late June to understand what the county has to offer by way of manufacturing, agriculture and tourism with the hopes of building relationships and potential business opportunities. The visit marked the first international delegation to El Dorado County. Visitors included Arnoldo Delgado Anchondo, the treasurer […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No fireworks!

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »