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Scholarship to honor fallen Marine

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

PLACERVILLE — The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument established the Veterans Monument Scholarship Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation with the intent of assisting high school graduating seniors who are children of local El Dorado County veterans in their pursuit of higher education. Since 2010, the group has awarded $23,000 in scholarship monies […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CSD dog park off and running

Construction on a new El Dorado Hills dog park could begin in days, said El Dorado Hills Community District General Manager Brent Dennis at Thursday’s monthly board of directors meeting. El Dorado Dog Owners Guild celebrated the first of two planned dog parks on the western slope in Cameron Park in 2013, but the second, which was supposed […]

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‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

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County libraries’ commitment to children celebrated

Miss Debbie read STEAM-centered books to a packed room of children, caregivers and county leaders during a very special story time at the El Dorado Hills Library, which, along with other county libraries, was honored for its commitment to early childhood education. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Legislators, El Dorado County supervisors and other community stakeholders gathered at the El Dorado Hills Library Thursday morning to celebrate the county library system’s dedication to early childhood education during a program that was geared toward the very audience that earned the libraries the award. State librarian Greg Lucas gave El Dorado County Director of Libraries […]

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Supervisors approve fire fee reimbursement

El Dorado County supervisors unanimously agreed to reimburse the El Dorado Hills County Water District/Fire Department nearly $95,500 collected by the county. The funds collected come from development impact fire fees relative to the fire district’s capital improvement plan. The issue had been put off since the board’s Feb. 24 meeting at the request of […]

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Good Samaritans make sweet music possible

Eddie Zacapa, left, leads the way for Steve Stokes and his employee to deliver a donated piano to White Rock Village's family youth room. A tenant has already offered free lessons to any of the complex's 200 children. All they needed was a piano ... until now. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When Mercy Housing Resident Services Coordinator Eddie Zacapa held a leadership meeting with tenants at the White Rock Village apartments recently, they determined a priority was to fix up the family youth room — a white-walled common area that has been the site for the summer free lunch program for the complex’s approximately 200 children and maybe […]

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EDH Crime Watch: March 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lost wallet March 5: A wallet was reported lost on Latrobe Road. Trouble at school March 6: Two teens reportedly got into a fight on Harvard Way. No one was arrested. Break-in March 6: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Found wallet March […]

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