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Amgen 2014 brings two days of bicycle racing to local area

Professional bicycle road racing is becoming more popular in the United States, and the Amgen Tour of California is the biggest bicycle race in North America. Patterned after the famous Tour de France, which began in 1903, the ninth annual Tour of California is relatively new. Like its French forebear, it is segmented into stages […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Brooks Elementary celebrates its 50th

Park Village Elementary Principal John Taylor greets students on the very first day in January 1964. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to William Brooks Elementary’s golden anniversary May 9. The celebration will include live entertainment, an open house and school memorabilia on display in the library. El Dorado Hills’ first elementary school was Park Village Elementary when it opened its doors to 120 kindergarten to fifth-grade students in January 1964. John Taylor […]

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Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

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Firefighting duo contains flames

Not on the clock … that didn’t matter last Wednesday morning to El Dorado Hills firefighter/engineer Matt Belleci and retired Sacramento firefighter Roy Cameron. The two were first on scene at a Crest Mar Court house fire that started in the garage just before noon on May 2. Thanks to their efforts with a garden […]

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Nutting trial: Witness read partial Miranda rights

The Supervisor Ray Nutting trial on May 1 featured a registered professional forester being read partial Miranda rights and advised to seek a lawyer. The morning started off with an out-of-jury conference between Judge Timothy Buckley, defense attorney David Weiner and co-prosecutors Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and James Clinchard of the […]

No Comment / May 02, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Give Where You Live’ — bringing people, local non-profits together

With so many important and worthy causes all over the world, how does one choose which ones to benefit? How do you and when you do start? The answer is: Start where you live and do it on May 6. Tuesday, May 6, is National Day of Giving and the El Dorado Community Foundation has […]

No Comment / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: April 2014

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No joke April 1: A Cambridge Road HOA reported the theft of several cement blocks from a retaining wall. Bad influence April 3: Special enforcement detail officers arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession […]

No Comment / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »