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Super water saver shares tips

MARIE LEVY stands near four rain barrels used for collecting rain water for irrigation at her home in El Dorado Hills on June 23. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Don’t hate her because her lawn is beautiful. While most homeowners have accepted dry, brown lawns due to enforced watering restrictions, El Dorado Hills resident Marie Levy’s grass is vibrant and her water bill is 60 percent less than it used to be. “We’re always having a drought here in California so I’m always thinking of […]

No Comment / July 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

West Nile virus found in EDH

El Dorado County’s Environmental Management Division of the Community Development Agency and Health and Human Services Agency received confirmation on July 11 that West Nile virus has been detected in one bird found in the El Dorado Hills area; the first confirmed positive results for 2014 in the county. The bird, a Western Scrub Jay, […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

1 dead in freeway crash

A woman died and two men were injured in a collision on Highway 50 Thursday afternoon. Wesley Rickard, 79, of Rancho Murieta, was driving his silver 2014 Honda Civic in the No. 3 lane westbound on Highway 50 east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard in El Dorado Hills at about 25 mph with his hazard lights […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No new taxes, fire officials confirm

A sign warning Latrobe residents that they would pay higher taxes if the El Dorado Hills Fire Department annexed the community’s fire department brought about 20 concerned resident to Millers Hill School earlier this month. The sign was wrong. “Will your tax rate change after the annexation? Absolutely not,” Latrobe Fire Chief Chris Couper assured the […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: July 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No returns July 10: A 37-year-old man reportedly entered Target with the intention of stealing items and returning them for cash. Busted July 10: Someone kicked in a vehicle’s windshield on Springburn Way. Computer gone July 13: Someone stole a laptop left in a […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

CHP offers free Start Smart class

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 15 to 20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol Valley Division will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hands4Hope collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference is excited to kick off its first School Supply Drive as many students in El Dorado County do not have access to essential school supplies for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Hands4Hope was approached by the Placerville Union School District to host a school supply drive to benefit students […]

2 Comments / July 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »