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Hands4Hope boutique keeps hundreds warm

Last October, local elementary schools, including Silva Valley, William Brooks, Lakeview, Oak Meadow, Green Valley and Phoenix Private School in Folsom, participated in the Hands4Hope Warm & Fuzzy Drive. Students took action and donated more than 4,000 warm necessities — clothing, shoes, socks, pajamas, coats, scarves and hats — and other items. Oak Ridge High School washed and […]

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Sky’s the limit for brothers in med school

The Vaught brothers are not only officers and gentlemen, they’re both in medical school while on active duty. The middle of three sons, Brian, 26, decided on the path he and younger brother Eric, 23, would both take first. Their parents, Dave and Marjorie Vaught of El Dorado Hills, said the 2006 Oak Ridge graduate […]

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Green Valley Nursery closing

Signs along Green Valley Road alert passers-by that Green Valley Nursery is closing. The closure comes less than a year after new permits were issued for the business. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Green Valley Nursery & Landscape abruptly announced Jan. 1 it’s liquidating all inventory because the lease has expired. It states on the nursery’s Facebook page: “Nursery liquidation — everything must go! Lease expired and we MUST sell all our plants and trees immediately! If you are another nursery, a commercial landscape company, or a large business and you […]

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Supervisors OK schedule for General Plan update

While not as dramatic as establishing a committee, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a recommended schedule for staff and consultant work on a General Plan Biological Resource Policy Update. Based on ensuring consistency of the General Plan with state law, the first element of the project is to re-design the county’s Oak […]

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Murder mystery

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder last week but details remain scarce. Eric Mehlmauer, 57, was arrested on Jan. 15; Ronald Garcia, 53, and Brian Daly, 31, were arrested on Jan. 16. They are currently in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville and being held without bail. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

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Hands4Hope asks for haunting help

Hands4Hope is in the process of determining whether to move forward with a 2015 Haunted House. The local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach has created and hosted a haunted house nearly every year in El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The Haunted House is […]

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Student of the Month: Alaina Baxter

Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dr. David Roth poses with Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Rotary Student of the Month Alaina Baxter, proud mom Patti Baxter, teacher Helen Brissenden and Alaina's twin sister Carina Baxter, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Alaina Baxter continued a family tradition — receiving a Rotary Student of the Month award just as her mother had done years earlier. The 13-year-old was honored at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting Wednesday. Principal Debbie Bowers called Alaina “service oriented.” One of Alaina’s favorite school projects […]

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