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Event aims to recruit more business

StemExpress founder and CEO Cate Dyer, left, chats with Greg Stanton, Dave Johnston and Lisa Peterson from the county about why El Dorado County is a great place to build and grow a business at last Thursday's Elevate to El Dorado event in the El Dorado Hills business park. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Business is open in El Dorado Hills and El Dorado County,” said El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbie Manning about the inaugural Elevate to El Dorado event last Thursday. The chamber partnered with El Dorado County and the El Dorado Hills Community Foundation to host the information and networking gathering in […]

No Comment / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Help needed for Safe and Sober Grad Night

Parent chaperones and gift card donations are needed to make Oak Ridge’s 2014 Safe and Sober Grad Night a success. “We need underclass parents to chaperone Grad Night (on May 30) because senior parents will be busy watching their grads graduate and will most likely have family to entertain,” said event coordinator Venitia Talbott. “Oak […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pleasant Grove House sinking into the dust of history

THE PLEASANT GROVE House was a point of exchange on the Pony Express between 1860 and 1861. It is located on Green Valley Road across from Pleasant Grove Middle School. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Pleasant Grove House, across the street from Pleasant Grove Middle School on Green Valley Road in Rescue, is slowly sinking into the dust of history. Surrounded by chain-link fence and minus a few outbuildings, the former road house and Pony Express stop is deteriorating daily and no one can stop it. The house was built […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 8-14

The following information is taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Grab and go May 8: An unidentified man took off with a 17-year-old boy’s cell phone on Vine Street after asking the teen to borrow it. Slashed May 8: Someone slashed a vehicle’s tires on Harvard Way. Break-in May 8: Thieves forced entry into a […]

No Comment / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Nutting acquitted of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

EL DORADO COUNTY Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and his attorney David Weiner watch the jury enter the courtroom as a verdict was expected Wednesday May 14. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A jury found El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting not guilty of three felonies but guilty of six misdemeanors, it was announced mid-morning Wednesday. The guilty verdicts stemmed from Nutting’s attempt to solicit bail money from county employees and county contractors. The jury acquitted Nutting of felony charges of filing false documents and conflicts of […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting food, donations for the hungry

Hands4Hope volunteers will be out in force Saturday, May 17, for the biannual Food Blitz for the Hungry. They will collect donations to fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. The goal this year is to collect 8,000 pounds of food and $10,000 in cash […]

No Comment / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

St. Stephen’s celebrates 50 years of serving God, the community

The St. Stephen's congregation held Sunday Services at the Park Village pool in the early 1960s before they had a church of their own. Courtesy photo

Le and Elaine Wallin were playing badminton with their children in the front yard when a pastor walked up. Rudolf Johnson wanted to start a church in El Dorado Hills. “So we knocked on doors and helped,” Elaine said. Fifty years later, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church has a few hundred members, 50 to 70 attending each […]

1 Comment / May 12, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »