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Wally spreads (more) cheer on Friendship Day

Wally Richardson greets a group of students with bookmarks to motivate themselves and others during Marina Village Middle School's second annual Friendship Day. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Wally Richardson is known in the Villages of Lake Forest for his smile and for waving to anyone who crosses his path. Last Friday the El Dorado Hills resident and his wife Jenny passed out bookmarks to Marina Village Middle School students so they might also spread cheer to others. “Keep one bookmark and give […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Assessment results: Local students score above average

The results of the first Common Core-based tests were released Sept. 9 and El Dorado Hills education leaders are proud their students performed better than the state average. More than 3.2 million public school students in third through eighth and 11th grades took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test last spring. While 44 […]

No Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

One of CASA’s biggest supporters explains why

El Dorado Hills resident and business owner Gary Lardy, second from left, has been an important donor to CASA El Dorado over the years. He is pictured with CASA development manager Kathy Hurd, CASA board members Maryeth Loriaux, Kristin Conner, Anne Eckert and executive director John Adams, left to right. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade local business owner Gary Lardy has supported abused and neglected children in El Dorado County through the efforts of CASA El Dorado, shedding light on the non-profit’s importance. Each year approximately 500 children in El Dorado County are matched with an adult advocate after being removed from their homes by […]

No Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Accidental shooting ends EDH woman’s life

Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an accidental shooting in a Carmichael apartment Saturday. Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski, 18, went to Oak Ridge High School and, according to her Facebook profile, worked at Togo’s in Cameron Park. Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Kenyatta Brown on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter; he’s being held at the Sacramento County Jail and is […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID planning for the future

The El Dorado Irrigation District’s long-term financial plan is designed to ensure there are adequate funds to make the necessary infrastructure investments to maintain safe and reliable service. We do this by striking a balance between funding infrastructure through current cash flow and the need to borrow funds for more costly projects. As our water […]

No Comment / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Sept. 10 6:21 p.m. License plates were recovered on Wyndham Way. 6:46 p.m. A theft from a vehicle was reported on Errante Drive. Sept. 11 11:05 a.m. A residential burglary was reported on Diablo Trail. 1:08 p.m. Vandalism was reported at the Silva Valley […]

No Comment / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Italian masterpieces have a big day in Folsom

Jim Rotan of El Dorado Hills poses with his original 1988 Alfa Romeo Graduate at the Italy on Wheels event las weekend. Next to the classic car is Rotan's wife's Vespa. Photo by Larry Weitzman

Italy on Wheels rolled into the Murer House Museum in Folsom on Sept. 12 for its fourth annual, all-Italian automobile, motorcycle, motor scooter and bicycle show. The automobiles filled the parking lot with the best in classic and modern Italian hardware, populated with enthusiasts from the area, including El Dorado County. The 12th was also the day of […]

No Comment / September 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »