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Fashionistas teach kids to redesign old clothes

FASHION 101 —€” Hopeful Arts Members Gabby Zeagler, left, and Jade Smith, second from right, teach siblings Marissa and Mason Flickinger how to update and transform their old clothes. The teens tought the "Recycled Fashion" class at the El Dorado Hills Boys and Girls Club Friday. Photo by Stacie Smith.

Hopeful Arts fashionistas brought their flair for design to the El Dorado Hills Boys and Girls Club Friday. The challenge: Update those old clothes so they look hip and stylish. More than 20 kids participated, happily consulting with Hopeful Arts teachers Jade Smith, 14, and Gabby Zeagler, 15, while Jade’s mom Stacie Smith sewed. A […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safeway pharmacy robbed; suspect captured

THE SUSPECT IN THE BLACK SWEATSHIRT stands with authorities while the officers confirm his identity with the pharmacy at Safeway. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado County deputies arrested a 22-year-old man shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday following an armed robbery about 90 minutes earlier at the Francisco Drive Safeway pharmacy. Suspect Andrew Schultz, 22, reportedly had gone to the pharmacy prior to the robbery and told a clerk he had a prescription there to be filled. He gave […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Celebrate a fire safe Thanksgiving

CAMINO —  Amador-El Dorado-Sacramento-Alpine Unit Chief Bill Holmes shares a fire safety message: “According to the US Fire Administration, cooking is the leading cause of house fires in this country,” Holmes said. “Unattended cooking is the leading cause of cooking fires, so please do not leave your kitchen, barbecue or turkey deep fryer unattended this […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trash pickup contract hearing set

A publc hearing to discuss extending the contract between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and El Dorado Disposal Services for trash and recycling pickup has been set at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at the CSD pavilion. The matter consumed over an hour of the marathon four-hour November board meeting held last […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Wild Oaks Park assessment refund stymied

Despite legal opinions to the contrary El Dorado Hills resident John Everett contends the community services district has overcharged him and his neighbors. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

El Dorado Hills resident John Everett’s long-running claim that Community Services District landscape and lighting assessments have overcharged residents since 1996, when the “Roadway 19” assessment district was approved to fund landscape maintenance along El Dorado Hills Boulevard, was dismissed by the board during the regular board meeting held Nov. 19. Everett argued that language in […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Colver trial pushed back

Steven Colver

The start of suspected killer Steven Tyler Colver’s trial was delayed by several months Friday morning. Colver, 20, is accused of killing El Dorado Hills resident Joanne Witt in June 2009. Witt was the mother of Colver’s former lover, Tylar. Citing the recent receipt of 37,000 pages of discovery, defense attorney Dain Weiner filed a […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local barber’s life cut short

Vernon Brogdon

Lori Reed has put her father’s El Dorado Hills barber shop up for sale, three weeks after Vernon Brogdon unexpectedly died. Brogdon, 66, owned and operated The Village Squire Barber Shop in The Village at the corner of Green Valley Road and Francisco Drive. For more than 17 years he cut his neighbors’ and friends’ […]

No Comment / November 19, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »