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EDH fire captains fight disciplinary actions, counter with lawsuit

Two El Dorado Fire captains placed on paid administrative leave for alleged, undisclosed actions against a pregnant firefighter await the outcome of arbitration regarding the fire district’s disciplinary actions, and a federal lawsuit the men filed last year. Dave Merino and Steve Maranville, pulled off duty 22 months ago, claim the El Dorado Hills Fire […]

2 Comments / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Go for a hike (and more) with the American River Conservancy

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill walk and historic tours First & third Saturdays in March, April & May 10 a.m. to noon Join ARC trained docents for a firsthand look at the property recently acquired by ARC. This ranch is an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live oak forest, sweeping vistas and prime agricultural soil.  […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pit bull attack scars teen and her pooch

BANDAGES AND WOUNDS —€” Audrey Johnson and her dog Bella survived a vicious attack. An out-of-control pit bull belonging to a neighbor injured them both. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Audrey Johnson, 16, was walking her energetic 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, Bella, back from Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills shortly after noon on Saturday. She ran into her Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso, who lives directly across from the park’s parking lot. Raquipiso warned Audrey that Spider, the family’s medium sized, one-and-a-half-year-old un-neutered pit bull, […]

12 Comments / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

America and Tom Barbieri El Dorado Hills Married 64 years  America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

Asked the Senior Valentine luncheon in El Dorado Hills America and Tom Barbieri, El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.” Lorraine […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run For Courage becomes a non-profit

RUN FOR COURAGE Team — Back Row: Vicki Zito, Teresa Kelley, Suzy Solorzano, Heather Olson, Trisha Peringer and Julie Cummings. Front Row:  Stephanie Loos, Jennifer Rodenberg, Ashlie Bryant, Sue Mackin and Amy Johnson. Courtesy photo

One year ago 11 women in El Dorado Hills joined together to raise awareness and money for the restoration of minor victims of sex trafficking. They planned a 5K/10K race called Run For Courage, which took place this past October in Folsom. With the support of 726 participants, countless volunteers and many generous sponsors Run […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fathers, daughters bond at Daddy & Me

CHEEK TO CHEEK — Chris Gold and his daughter Joey, 6, of El Dorado Hills get close at the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. Photo by Whitney Kahn

Nearly 300 dads and daughters danced the night away at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. The CSD gym transformed into a dance hall Friday night. There fathers and daughters twirled and twisted to the music. This year’s event also featured an air guitar contest. “We extended the dancing […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CHP holds office hours at fire station

Need that fix-it ticket signed off? California Highway Patrol officer Jasper Begay has office hours from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday at Fire Station 85 at the El Dorado Hills Boulevard/Wilson Boulevard intersection. Officer Begay can also issue counter-reports and answer questions. For more information call Begay at the Rancho Cordova CHP office at […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »