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Black Friday earlybirds rose to the occasion

The El Dorado Hills Black Friday shopping story once again took place at Target in Town Center, where bargain hunters started queuing up, bundled in lawn chairs and insulated sleeping bags, at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Store manager Brad Scott estimated the line contained 600 people by the time the store opened at 4 […]

No Comment / November 27, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Santa spreads his holiday spirit

SANTA CLAUS greets his fans at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Tree Lighting ceremony Saturday night. Rain hampered the size of the crowd but it couldn't dampen the Christmas spirit. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

The big man lit up El Dorado Hills Saturday night, arriving in Town Center with sirens blaring and lights flashing. Mrs. Claus was a late scratch in the soggy proceedings, but the crimson crusader flew solo and never missed a beat, personally greeting hundreds of kids to the delight of their picture snapping parents. He […]

No Comment / November 27, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pottery World opens to the delight of Black Friday shoppers

HIGH CEILINGS, LOTS OF LIGHT - Pottery World's second floor is largely dedicated to home furnishings. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills had its share of early morning Black Friday retail antics but in Montano d’ El Dorado, the tasteful retail center at the southeast corner of Latrobe and White Rock roads, a much quieter Black Friday story unfolded — the long-awaited opening of the Pottery World store. Pottery magnate Jim Rodda’s decision to open a […]

No Comment / November 27, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tornado rocks El Dorado Hills

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The last time anyone saw a tornado touch down in El Dorado County was 1972, the year Hewlett Packard introduced the first scientific hand-held calculator. El Dorado Hills construction engineer Doug Veerkamp and a couple dozen of his employees reset that calendar Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:17 p.m., while they worked inside the company’s headquarters […]

No Comment / November 24, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tobacco sales to minors drop in El Dorado County

A recent Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey conducted on the Western Slope of the county showed that fewer merchants were willing to sell tobacco products to minors. Of the 76 tobacco retailers surveyed, only eight were willing to sell tobacco products to youth resulting in a sales rate of 10.5 percent. Last spring a similar survey […]

No Comment / November 24, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park hometown hero: Kenneth Mallette

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kenneth S. Mallette graduated from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; […]

No Comment / November 24, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Santa to parade around Folsom

Santa will arrive in Folsom on Dec. 9.

Here comes Santa Claus! Folsom Police and Fire staff, along with volunteers, will guide Santa’s sleigh on the annual parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 this year. The project will run nightly Dec. 9-14. In the event of heavy rain, the parade will be rescheduled for Dec. 15-17. When you hear the Police and Fire Department […]

3 Comments / November 23, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »