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BOS to revisit oak tree removal policies

On June 22 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will hear county staff’s updated recommendations for oak woodland preservation. Already, some local groups are worried. “As proposed by staff, the new policies will remove oak canopy retention requirements, allowing 100-percent tree removal if fees are paid for off-site conservation,” Ellen Van Dyke of The Green […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gym members flex charity muscles

Snap Fitness El Dorado Hills members pose for a shot after participating in an event to cut fabric for Sole Hope, an organization that makes shoes for people in Africa. The charitable group was inspired by a fitness instructor's class. The next event at Snap Fitness on June 27 will benefit ShelterBox. Photo by Ann Spade

Instead of talking only about push-ups or crunches, a group of Snap Fitness members in El Dorado Hills gather to talk about how to make the world a better place. El Dorado Hills residents Sue Gamache and Charmaine Vardas said inspiration struck after they started taking the popular World Class at their gym led by […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: Trustees at odds over Grand Jury findings

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees responded to the El Dorado County Grand Jury’s “A School Bell Rings Off-Key” report but the discussion was anything but unanimous. The Grand Jury report released in May states the longest-serving board member, Timothy Cary, acted with a conflict of interest and is primarily responsible for the board’s Brown […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

A very American holiday

Valentine Daendliker, wrapped in a Swiss flag, admires Half Dome in Yosemite. Courtesy photo

When Valentine Daendliker celebrated her first Halloween, the Rotary Youth Exchange student from Switzerland couldn’t resist dressing up like Heidi. With her blonde hair and bright smile, no one could pull it off better. El Dorado Hills Rotarians saw that smile a lot over the past 10 months as Valentine, 18, embraced her American experience, which […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jun 4-10

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Missing mail June 4: A Casina Place resident reported mail stolen. Too much June 5: Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication after reportedly finding him drunk in a Redwood Lane park. What’s this June 5: Someone found a baggie of marijuana […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

High school registration dates coming up

The El Dorado Union High School District has released the following student registration information for the 2015–16 school year. School will start on Monday, Aug. 10. Consult your respective school’s website for the starting times of your school. Oak Ridge High School 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills Telephone: (916) 933-6980, ext. 3050 Website: orhsonline.com The Counseling Office […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roth assigned new court date

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in court on June 8. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Latrobe man accused of killing his wife in April, was assigned a new court date during a quick Monday hearing. Roy Roth’s defense attorney Susan Gellman told visiting Judge Daniel Proud she had just received nine discs of discovery concerning her client. She requested time to sort through the information. Prosecutor Joe Alexander and co-defense attorney […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »