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Habitat for Humanity hosts Hoe Down

EL DORADO — El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual Hoe Down event at Burke Junction in Cameron Park on Aug. 20. Admission to the Hoe Down for Habitat is free and provides many activities for kids including train rides, magicians and an Old Wild West Gun Fight. The event will […]

No Comment / August 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Saturday in the Park coming up

WILD RIDE — JT Demure, 8 from El Dorado Hills holds on for dear life to the horns of the Bull Ride at Saturday in the Park's extravaganza. Village Life file photo

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District and Chamber of Commerce once again team up to present Saturday in the Park from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 in the Community Park at 1021 Harvard Way. The family fun includes interactive inflatables, a mechanical bull, games, live music and food booths. “Foreverland,” a Michael […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Back to school

Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Oak Ridge High School’s bell rang Monday morning for the first time this school year. Hundreds of students filled the quad prior to the start of classes, catching up on their summer gossip out of earshot from Principal Steve Wehr, who greeted as many students as he could. In addition to remembering their new teachers […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Japanese students saddle up during visit

READY TO RIDE —€” Rin Ogata, 13, an exchange student from Warabi, Japan, sits atop "Old Chesnut" at the Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills last Tuesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Those excited-looking Japanese teenagers you might have spotted running around El Dorado County last week were part of the 2011 sister city youth exchange hosted by members of the El Dorado County chapter of People to People International. Members swap students and good will with families from other countries. The 2011 youth exchange brought 16 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s great about America?

Asked of Japanese sister city youth exchange students at the Grace Foundation by Mike Roberts. Yoshifumi Aki, 14, Warabi, Japan “America is free. We have to pay to drive on the highway. It’s free here.” Rin Ogata, 13, Warabi, Japan “€œEverybody is so friendly here. When they get together they say hello and thank you.” […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New redistricting maps go to supes Monday

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will review three new redistricting maps in a public hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the board chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. The maps address the concerns of specific supervisors, and bear their names. The Briggs Rubicon Alternative, Knight/Cameron Park Alternative and Knight/Nutting Alternative can be […]

No Comment / August 07, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Serrano wins $1.7 million of bond overage

A long running dispute between Serrano Associates and the El Dorado County over Mello-Roos surpluses ended last week with the board crediting Serrano roughly $1.85 million, but avoiding a large cash payout. The parties agreed to an amendment to the governing indenture and a settlement of past claims that pays Serrano $233,546 in cash, $1,207,228 […]

No Comment / August 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »