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RV, horse trailer and grass burn on Salmon Falls

FIREFIGHTERS SPRAY water on a smoking motor home pulling a horse trailer on Salmon Falls Road near Gallagher Road Thursday afternoon. The motorhome apparently sparked a 9.5 acre wildland fire, forcing the closure of Salmon Falls Road in both directions for several hours. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Firefighters spent more than five hours dousing a blaze off Salmon Falls Road Thursday after a motor home pulling a horse trailer apparently drove too close to the dry brush and sparked a fire. “The trailer was fully involved when (firefighters) arrived,” said Teri Mizuhara with Cal Fire, the agency that took the lead during […]

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

People Talk: What did you think of the fireworks?

Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors."

Asked by Mike Roberts after the El Dorado Hills Town Center Fireworks Jubilee on July 3. Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors." Gabe Villaba, 3 “I liked the colors.” Max Villaba, 12 “It was really cool. I liked it when they all went off at once.” Sage Martinez, 4 “It was a little scary, […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Boys & Girls Club back in EDH

JUST HANGIN' OUT —€” Jessica Furtado, 12, left, and Marissa Flickinger, 12, enjoy the jungle gym at the Boys & Girls Club barbeque at White Rock Village. The El Dorado Hills club is open to children ages 5 to 18 through Aug. 5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Bank of America has once again partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County to offer a summer program at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills through Aug. 5 The club located at 2200 Valley View Parkway, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Children […]

1 Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano men give to library

BIG CHECK —€” The Serrano Men's Book Club contributes to the El Dorado Hills Library every year. This donation will purchase reference books and atlases. Courtesy photo

Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $2,775 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks and recently retired Librarian Susan Covington. This was the third annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall, Craig Keever and Bob Gilbert. The donation is designated to […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Crime Watch: Feb 1 through Sept. 5

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Out of service Sept. 5: A man reported that someone stole his cell phone left in a vehicle parked on Lombardia Way. Uncontrolled Sept. 3: Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on Lennox Drove. […]

2 Comments / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Fireworks shell goes awry, injures boy

BRAVE BOY - Kiran Belgal, 9, was struck by an errant firework during the July 3 Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center, suffering a second degree burn to his neck. El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedics Jason Smith, Dale Hemstalk, Ryan Hathaway and Jeff Cummins, left to right, treated the injury and comforted the boy, who was surprisingly calm throughout the experience. A girl received a lesser injury from the same firework, and was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

One of the aerial displays apparently detonated at a low altitude during the fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center on July 3, sending hot embers into the crowd.  There were two reported injuries, the worst of which was Kiran Belgal, 9, who suffered a second-degree burn on his neck. Kiran, his mother Menka and his sister Anisha, 11, were standing […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »