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Ponds get a reprieve

Serrano's pond near the El Dorado Hills Library will get more water, but no more than 50 percent of what the El Dorado Irrigation District supplemented in 2013. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Some El Dorado County ponds won’t go dry just yet, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors decided at its July 13 meeting. As the board has sought to meet state regulations that call for a 28 percent reduction in water use, in May the directors approved revisions to EID’s Drought Action Plan that included suspending potable water […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man suspected of peeping

Andrew Lee

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested 49-year-old Andrew Lee of El Dorado HIlls on suspicion of annoying children and peeping following an investigation, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release. Lee was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 14, at around 11:40 a.m. at a residence in the 800 block of Royal Troon Drive. He was […]

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Holy Trinity to host its first ordination

Paul Reilly, seen here being ordained a deacon last winter in Africa, will be ordained a Catholic priest for the Missionaries of Africa on July 25 at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills, marking the first Ordination for the parish in its 23 year history. Courtesy photo

“I feel called to be a witness to Christ’s love in the African world,” Deacon Paul Reilly says of his decision to be ordained a Catholic priest this Saturday at Holy Trinity parish in El Dorado Hills. The ordination will mark the first time in Holy Trinity’s 23-year history the sacrament of Holy Orders has […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crime Log: July 9-14

July 9 8:15 a.m. An attempted vehicle burglary occurred on Sophia Parkway. 1 p.m. A 77-year-old woman reported stolen registration from her vehicle on Wilson Boulevard. 1:15 p.m. A 19-year-old woman’s cell phone was stolen while she was working at Target. 1:26 p.m. Grand theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Wilson Boulevard. July […]

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OR grad joins the Peace Corps

Amy Tomaino

Amy Tomaino, a 2011 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and recent graduate of Sonoma State University, was accepted to the Peace Corps. The competitive application process took two years and 109 people were selected out of more than 17,000 applicants. Tomaino will be assigned to a village and will be living with a host family in […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Swift case moves along

Accused murderer Anderson Swift was back in El Dorado County Superior Court last week only to have another hearing set next month. Swift and his attorney Mark Ralphs appeared in Judge James Wagoner’s courtroom. The Oakland man is accused of murdering Khrista Ibarolle, 31, during an apparent carjacking in front of an El Dorado Hills restaurant on Jan. 7. Swift […]

Comments Off / July 15, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Recycling water all the rage

Director of Government Relations for Parker Development Company Kirk Bone checks out a meter for reclaimed water used for irrigation at a new home construction site in Serrano. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

With the drought forcing water districts to find ever-more creative ways to conserve, recycling programs have turned out to be fortuitous long-term investments. Currently the El Dorado Irrigation District is the only water district in the county operating such a program. Those operations are carried out at two of its four wastewater treatment plants: one at Deer Creek in […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »