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Go ‘blue’ at EDH farm

Blueberry picking is fun for all ages. Courtesy photo

Three to four weeks a year are optimal for blueberry picking at one El Dorado Hills farm — a short window to gather those “blue jewels” as owners Mike and Janet Suttles like to call their cherished crop at Once in a Blue Moon Berries. Now in its fifth season, the one-acre blueberry farm nestled […]

No Comment / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Updated: Bodies found in Folsom Lake

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced that searchers have found the bodies of all four men who went missing after a May 10 Folsom Lake boating accident. The deceased were identified as Toby Strauch, 54; Gerald Jacobs, 53; and James Andrew Strauch, 47; and Jon Smith, 48.James Andrew Strauch was found on May 16, Jacobs […]

No Comment / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Event aims to recruit more business

StemExpress founder and CEO Cate Dyer, left, chats with Greg Stanton, Dave Johnston and Lisa Peterson from the county about why El Dorado County is a great place to build and grow a business at last Thursday's Elevate to El Dorado event in the El Dorado Hills business park. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Business is open in El Dorado Hills and El Dorado County,” said El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbie Manning about the inaugural Elevate to El Dorado event last Thursday. The chamber partnered with El Dorado County and the El Dorado Hills Community Foundation to host the information and networking gathering in […]

No Comment / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Help needed for Safe and Sober Grad Night

Parent chaperones and gift card donations are needed to make Oak Ridge’s 2014 Safe and Sober Grad Night a success. “We need underclass parents to chaperone Grad Night (on May 30) because senior parents will be busy watching their grads graduate and will most likely have family to entertain,” said event coordinator Venitia Talbott. “Oak […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pleasant Grove House sinking into the dust of history

THE PLEASANT GROVE House was a point of exchange on the Pony Express between 1860 and 1861. It is located on Green Valley Road across from Pleasant Grove Middle School. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Pleasant Grove House, across the street from Pleasant Grove Middle School on Green Valley Road in Rescue, is slowly sinking into the dust of history. Surrounded by chain-link fence and minus a few outbuildings, the former road house and Pony Express stop is deteriorating daily and no one can stop it. The house was built […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: May 8-14

The following information is taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Grab and go May 8: An unidentified man took off with a 17-year-old boy’s cell phone on Vine Street after asking the teen to borrow it. Slashed May 8: Someone slashed a vehicle’s tires on Harvard Way. Break-in May 8: Thieves forced entry into a […]

No Comment / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Nutting acquitted of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

EL DORADO COUNTY Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and his attorney David Weiner watch the jury enter the courtroom as a verdict was expected Wednesday May 14. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

A jury found El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting not guilty of three felonies but guilty of six misdemeanors, it was announced mid-morning Wednesday. The guilty verdicts stemmed from Nutting’s attempt to solicit bail money from county employees and county contractors. The jury acquitted Nutting of felony charges of filing false documents and conflicts of […]

No Comment / May 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »