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Holiday shoppers ‘keep it local’

Shoppers check out the great gift ideas at Face in a Book in Town Center. In addition to selling books for all ages, the shop has bags, jewelry, art and calendars. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Shoppers didn’t let turkey-filled bellies stop them from lining up at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Target last Thursday. Hundreds rushed in for Thanksgiving Day deals. And while “big box” retail has become hard to resist, shoppers clearly remembered to support local shops Saturday, which was, after all, Small Business Saturday. Bags in hand, families […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fake out Nov. 22: Someone tried to cash a fake payroll check at a Manning Drive business. Vandals attack Nov. 25: Vandalism was reported on Birchtree Circle. Taken Nov. 25: A 58-year-old woman allegedly stole jewelry from a Breese Circle home. Out cold Nov. […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Salmaan Noorani

Airman Salmaan Z. Noorani

Air Force Airman Salmaan Z. Noorani graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

No Comment / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Andrew Canepa

Airman Andrew C. Canepa

Air Force Airman Andrew C. Canepa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Interact students help typhoon victims

Oak Ridge students check out the ShelterBox tent during lunch. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a typhoon devastated the Philippines last month, a country already reeling from a damaging earthquake, Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members jumped into action. Spurred by media and communications officer Axel Peralta, who personally knows storm victims, the club began raising money for ShelterBox and United Nation’s World Food Programme. Students set up tables […]

No Comment / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local photographers help foster teens

Three local photographers said “yes” to Child Advocates of El Dorado County’s request to photograph local foster seniors. Most kids expect high school graduation pictures. Most kids get them. CASA staff realized some foster teens might not get theirs and asked photographers to donate their time for a photo shoot and keepsake pictures. Gail Shoop-Lamy […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bass Lake Road: No improvements likely anytime soon

Bass Lake Road area residents and developers again came up short last month when the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors quashed efforts to redesign development agreements signed with the county a decade or more ago. Those DAs run for 20 years. The motion by District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago to continue negotiations with developers […]

No Comment / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »