Unsafe equipment use poses fire danger

SACRAMENTO — Clearing dead grass and brush 100 feet from homes is a critical step in preparing for fire season. As the fire danger increases, the unsafe use of power equipment can actually start new fires. Every spring, Cal Fire and other fire agencies remind homeowners of the importance of cutting down overgrown vegetation, but […]

Tips for a great water experience

It is a wonderful time to visit our beautiful lakes and fast-moving rivers, but read the safety tips in this water safety warning because making a mistake could threaten the life of a loved one. Know the Water • Sudden immersion in cold water can stimulate the “gasp reflex” causing an involuntary inhalation of air or water. […]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Francisco Drive trees replaced

The recent removal of 40 sickly sycamores and pines along north Francisco Drive evokes an old arboreal adage: “Losing a tree is like losing a friend.” That boulevard has a lot of friends. It anchors the Lakehills, Marina, Marina Woods, Rolling Hills, Green Valley Hills, Waterford, Winterhaven and Summit neighborhoods. Francisco Drive also has a […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

ShiverSisters serve up delicious frozen treats

When two Serrano moms team up as business partners to open a shaved ice business out of a vintage 1964 Airstream trailer in El Dorado Hills you know it’s going to be a great summer. Erin Whiteley and Geneva Soulier wanted to share their favorite summertime treat with the community, while still being able to […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Lakehills couple survived 1988 firestorm

Fred and Cheryl Adler’s story is every homeowner’s nightmare. On a sweltering 1988 afternoon Fred stood on his shake roof, garden hose in hand, and watched the prevailing breeze off Folsom Lake push a fast-moving fire through low lakeside brush. The fire then launched itself past his home onto Iron Mountain, the tree-studded mound at […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Could Lakehills be the next Oakland Hills?

A large-scale fire drill will be conducted in the Lakehills neighborhood on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A couple hundred firefighters will hone their skills in a series of challenging, real-world situation drills. Dozens of apparatus will buzz around the neighborhood and, unlike past exercises, this drill includes an evacuation component. An […]

June 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,