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Oak Ridge Odyssey team headed to Maryland

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The Oak Ridge High Odyssey of the Mind team is going to the 2011 World Finals in May. They placed in the state finals on March 26 in Brentwood and will travel to the University of Maryland for the World Finals, May 26-31. The team of six freshmen impressed the judges with an imaginative demonstration of […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board grapples with more budget issues

After years of laboring in virtual anonymity while quietly growing into one of the most respected and affluent fire agencies in the state, often without a single resident in attendance at meetings, the El Dorado Hills Fire Board has finally attracted an audience. The new-found attention comes at a time when board members have their hands […]

No Comment / April 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gardeners dream big, start small

GARDEN GIRLS —€” Susan Johnson, Lourdes Lewis and Rachel Michelin, left to right, pose above the site of the El Dorado Hills Community Garden, behind Fire Station 86 on Bass Lake Road. The garden isn’t planned to open until 2012. In the interim, they’re planning a crop in a former strawberry patch on Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Volunteers, support sought for EDH community garden A community garden … A place where friends gather to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and perhaps, more importantly, the community itself. There’s no substitute for working side by side with your neighbors, sharing the feeling of the loam between your fingers, delicately placing tender shoots into moist soil, […]

No Comment / April 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Michael J. Brown

Michael J. Brown

Air Force Reserve Airman Michael J. Brown graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits […]

No Comment / March 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Village Life making some changes

Next Wednesday Village Life readers will find a surprise in their mailboxes — our paper. “It will no longer be tied, rolled, bagged and tossed in your driveway,” said Publisher Richard Esposito. “That’s a plus.” This change in distribution from carrier to postal worker allows us to rotate delivery to El Dorado Hills neighborhoods based […]

No Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

50th anniversary: Colorful characters highlight Cameron Park’s story

KITCHEN TABLE SALES GUYS — Daniel Wildman, left, and John Pearson check out the golf course view from the deck of the Cameron Park Country Club. Wildman had a successful career in the 1960s and 1970s selling Cameron Park lots using Pearson'€™s "€œkitchen table"€ sales techniques. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“You’re looking at the best investment you can make, a piece of California.” That proclamation, lifted off a 1960s era sales brochure for Cameron Park, sums up the promise of a series of visionary entrepreneurs who each contributed to creating “a special place to live” perched “1,200 feet above the smog and fog,” between the […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eric Hanson ‘saddles up’ to lead Folsom Chamber of Commerce

2011 FOLSOM CHAMBER CHAIRMAN GETS READY TO 'COWBOY UP' — Tina Polley, left, had a good ride as chairman of the Folsom Chamber in 2010. Eric Hanson, right, takes over as the chamber prepares for the Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2, 3 and 4. Photo by Roberta Long

As the Folsom Chamber of Commerce looks forward to another year of creating the most business-friendly environment for existing and new businesses, large or small, the reins of leadership were passed from 2010 Chairman of the Board Tina Polley to Eric Hanson. The change took place at the annual awards and installation luncheon on March […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »