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Got an investigative spirit? Join the Grand Jury

The opportunity for residents to submit their names for possible nomination for the 2011-12 El Dorado County Grand Jury is now available. The Grand Jury acts as an investigative body to ensure that county, special district, and city government is being effectively run. The Grand Jury is not a jury for a trial. The Judges […]

No Comment / February 11, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Scouts give back to earn their wings

FLYING HIGH —€” After years of dedication to the Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan, left, and Tyler Garrett will earn their Eagle Scout. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

On Feb. 20 Boy Scouts Madison Sheridan and Tyler Garrett will stand tall and receive a most coveted honor — Eagle Scout. “It’s really meaningful,” said Madison. He and Tyler, both students at Oak Ridge High School, will join the elite after dedicating years to Troop 529 and months to their Eagle Scout Projects. Madison, […]

1 Comment / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom lends cash to affordable housing project

Folsom will gain 54 low-income and very low-income housing units thanks to the Folsom City Council/Redevelopment Agency’s approval of two loans at a Feb. 8 joint meeting. The Forestwood Family Apartments project, located at 9483 Greenback Lane, sits on 2.5 acres of infill property and will have a total of 55 units, which will come in one-, two- […]

No Comment / February 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

School counselor Myrna Harp never gives up

BEST OF THE BEST — Marina Village school counselor Myrna Harp was recently honored as "Educator of the Year" in the Rescue Union School District. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When you meet Myrna Harp a well-circulated poster comes to mind. The poster depicts a stork attempting to eat a frog, but the frog has his little green hands around the stork’s throat, preventing the bird from swallowing. The caption underneath reads, “Never give up.” Harp, a Marina Village Middle School counselor, takes that approach […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rotary speech contestants ‘Dare Mighty Things’

HIGH HOPES FOR THE FUTURE — Oak Ridge sophomores Garrett Brockschmitt, Emma Larsen, Alexa Hill, Matt Landay and Carina Williams, left to right, competed in this year's El Dorado Hills Rotary Club Speech Contest. Their speeches wrapped around Rotary International's theme, "Dare Mighty Things." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Five Oak Ridge High School sophomores dared El Dorado Hills Rotarians and guests to do “mighty things” at the club’s annual speech contest Wednesday, Feb. 9. Carina Williams, Matt Landay, Alexa Hill, Garrett Brockschmitt and Emma Larsen, all 15, spoke about dreams, perseverance and hope at the annual event. Landay’s speech retold the story of […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano standoff ends peaceably

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Medics load an unidentified man into an ambulance following a standoff in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene An El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department crisis negotiator talked a distraught and bloodied man out of a Serrano home at 7:45 Wednesday morning, ending a standoff that placed more than 30 law enforcement officers in the upscale El Dorado Hills neighborhood. The […]

No Comment / February 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Have you seen Milo?

Have you seen Milo?

The Sohl family is heartbroken. Just three-and-a-half weeks after they brought home Milo, their Australian shepherd, the puppy has disappeared. The four-month-old pup got away from Wendy Sohl last Thursday, Feb. 3, after a motorcycle spooked him in front of Juice It Up in El Dorado Hills Town Center. He ran dragging his leash and […]

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