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Dave Roberts named fire chief

THE BOSS CONGRATULATES THE CHIEF - Union Boss” Tom Anselmo, left, president of the El Dorado Hills Professional Firefighters Local 3604, was one of the first to congratulate Dave Roberts, the newly named El Dorado Hills Fire Chief. Anselmo and union Vice President Dave Brady were both involved in the chief candidate assessments. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board named Battalion Chief Dave Roberts, to the top job last week. Roberts was one of two internal candidates for the position. The other, Division Chief Jim O’Camb, has been filling in as interim chief since Jan. 19, 2011, when former Chief Brian Veerkamp formally stepped down. The promotion frees up budgetary […]

No Comment / May 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lakeview students learn about healthy eating, fresh air

LITTLE GARDENER — Lakeview Elementary School student Kate, 7, rakes the soil in a raised bed in the school's garden. Healthy fruits and vegetables were planted by students, parents and community volunteers. ViIlage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Can I go water the carrots? It’s a question teachers at Lakeview Elementary School will hear more often now that students, parents, teachers and community partners have built the school’s first garden. “We’ve been nurturing these kids as our garden … and now we’ve given them a garden,” said Principal Judy Chance. The six large […]

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

People Talk: What’s great about Clarksville Day?

Francis Carpenter, Rescue
“This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up to Rescue. I remember the store had no ice, so the drinks were warm and there was no ice cream.”

Francis Carpenter, Rescue “This place still has the feel of old Clarksville, and there aren’t many left like this. They’ve all turned into something else. I was here all the time when I was a kid. My dad would stop at the store to let the Model T cool off before we went on up […]

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

Folsom celebrates Sutter Street reopening

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION —€” The Eastern Ways Martial Arts Lion Dance Team entertains the crowd at the reopening celebration of Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street.  Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street looks fresh and beautiful as the city celebrated the revitalization of its street, sidewalks and building façades on Saturday. All it took, said City Manager Kerry Miller, was 10 years of planning, 16 months of reconstruction, $11 million of redevelopment dollars and the cooperation of the city, Sutter Street merchants, property […]

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

CSD to decide on new gym in Blackstone

Psst … hey buddy, can I interest you in a $3 million gymnasium for just $456,000? The only catch is you need to decide right now. That’s where the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors finds itself on a joint use gymnasium at the new Valley View Elementary School, which breaks ground […]

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

Redistricting road show plays in EDH

Roughly 20 El Dorado Hills residents and a handful of redistricting wonks from neighboring communities, along with several El Dorado County officials turned out at the second of six redistricting meetings scheduled over the next few weeks in locations around the county. The meeting contained more brass than a marching band, led by county Chief […]

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

Memorial explores 100 years of war

THE EL DORADO HILLS VETERANS MEMORIAL was designed by Anova Nexus Architects and Mark Foltz with Otto Construction will serve as the project manager. The memorial includes a WW I trench and Cold War exhibit.

John Cordova’s dream of an El Dorado Hills Veterans’ Memorial came one large step closer to reality last week when the Fallen Warriors Memorial organization unveiled the design for the memorial,  a 1.2 acre park where visitors will take a “100 year journey” through the conflicts that have shaped the nation. The park and memorial are […]

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