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Bicyclists zoom over the ‘Big Green Bridge’

BIG GREEN BRIDGE MAKES SHOPPING EASY – Kris Easter, from the Broadstone neighborhood, rides her red Trek with two large baskets to commute to Gold Ridge Elementary School where she works in the office, for recreation and for shopping. Easter was one of the early riders who enjoyed the new bridge on opening day. Photo by Roberta Long

The bicycle and pedestrian bridge that crosses over E. Bidwell Street between Blue Ravine Road and Creekside Drive in Folsom opened Saturday, Nov. 6, in a public ceremony attended by more than 100 bicyclists and walkers. It is the final link in a 16-mile trail that traverses the city from the El Dorado County line […]

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Bodacious Babes help get P.A.R.T.Y. started

SIMULATED ACCIDENT — Vista High School sophomore Brandon Kim gets loaded into an ambulance by Folsom Police Sergeant Chris Emery and paramedic Colleen Youngblood as part of a simulated crash scene, complete with a demolished car, in last Friday'€™s P.A.R.T.Y program. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Crash victims Kathi Sturgeon and Kathy Hurd “P.A.R.T.Y.ed” with Vista High School sophomores Friday. But this party at Folsom’s Mercy Hospital didn’t include balloons and music; it replaced the fun with drama and serious life lessons. The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related […]

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DIY show takes over EDH bathroom

DIY — Homeowner Jeremy Dawson, 39, El Dorado Hills, left, and DIY show host Matt Muenster, 33, prepare a piece of wood for shelving in the master bathroom remodel for the DIY network show Bath Crashers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene.

Jeremy and Cassie Dawson of El Dorado Hills had a problem — the toilet that wouldn’t die. Daily plunging and overflowing had damaged their master bathroom flooring and they’d torn it up … two years ago. “We just didn’t have time to replace it, ” said Cassie Dawson. Enter Bath Crashers, a television series on […]

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2-year-old child struck, killed

A 2-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle at the family home on Stanford Lane near Starbuck in El Dorado Hills just before 9:15 a.m. Sunday, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz. The tragedy occurred in the 2500 block of Stanford, but the family name was not being released at […]

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Skaters hit the ice in Folsom

OPENING DAY - Derek Rogers and his daughter Lola, 4, do a little 83-degree ice skating at Folsom's Sutter Street ice rink. The puddles threatened to overtake the ice, but Lola didn't mind. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Slip on those skates and show off your triple axles at Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street ice skating rink. Sunshine melted some ice on opening day —Friday, Nov. 5 — but that didn’t stop a few ice skaters from making a loop or two. The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. […]

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High school district gets water for Latrobe site

“It takes a long time to build a high school,” said William Wright, speaking as attorney for the El Dorado Union High School District, to the Local Agency Formation Commission Oct. 27. “The state process is very lengthy. The district is being pro-active, trying to get ahead of development.” El Dorado Union High School District […]

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Party animals: Sierra Wildlife Rescue to host open house


Come join the fun at Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.13. Tour the new Wildlife Center, visit with our educational animals, enjoy delicious refreshments and learn more about the wildlife of El Dorado County. Get some Christmas shopping done early. Or you can adopt a favorite wild […]

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