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EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Jan. 8 4:19 p.m. A Manning Drive resident reported missing jewelry. Jan. 11 8:35 a.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Vine Street. 8:38 a.m. A truck was reported stolen from a commercial yard on Serrano Parkway and recovered hours later. 9:35 a.m. A […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

New Station 84 now in service

El Dorado Hills firefighter Sean Ward looks up from the bottom of Station 84's pole, which quickly takes firefighters down 19 feet from the second floor, where they sleep, to the first floor. Photo courtesy of EDH Fire

Station 84 has been redesigned and rebuilt. The building looks great and, more importantly, it is safer and more efficient. “Seconds count when you’re called out,” said Capt. Mark Ali, who heads the B shift at the station. The station is staffed 24 hours a day by a captain, engineer and firefighter/paramedic in shifts A, B and […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Hands4Hope serves hundreds during cold months

Hands4Hope school club participants from Union Mine High School and Herbert Green Middle School create one of the many no-sew fleece blankets. Left to right: Gabby (Herbert Green), Gretta (Union Mine, foreign exchange student from Italy), Nadia (Union Mine), Abby (Herbert Green), Lauren (Union Mine) and Francesca (Union Mine). Courtesy photo

Each year Hands4Hope — Youth Making A Difference runs many winter­-based activities and outreach events, including a Blanket Making Party, Warm & Fuzzy Drive and Winter Boutique to support those in need in the community. In November Hands4Hope held its sixth annual Blanket Making Party, where more than 100 youth and adult participants made 90 no­-sew fleece blankets. These will […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 30 – Jan. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 30 7:33 a.m. Mailbox vandalism was reported on Brisbane Circle. 11:22 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Suffolk Way. 7:30 p.m. A known suspect reportedly threw an M-80 at a Birmingham Way home. Suspect and victim have an ongoing dispute. Dec. 31 4:47 a.m. […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Frentzen ready for re-election

Shiva Frentzen

Shiva Frentzen has announced her intention to run for re-election as El Dorado County District 2 supervisor, according to a prepared statement received by Village Life. The next local election takes place Tuesday, June 7,  and coincides with the general election and the presidential primaries. Frentzen won the District 2 seat in a special election […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Man dies in rainy day wreck

An El Camino is wrapped around a stoplight pole at the intersection of White Rock Road and Stonebriar Drive in El Dorado Hills after a Wednesday afternoon wreck. The driver died at the scene. Village Life photo by Amanda Williams

An El Dorado Hills man was killed Wednesday after his vehicle collided with a traffic light pole, according to California Highway Patrol officials. At about 11:18 a.m. on Jan. 6 James Riley, 68, was driving his maroon 1969 El Camino westbound on White Rock Road when the vehicle, for unknown reasons, drifted to the northwest […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »