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Drug investigation clouds Union Mine

El Dorado Union High School District Superintendent Stephen Wehr, right, and El Dorado County sheriff's Lt. Tom Murdoch speak at a press conference regarding Union Mine JV football players Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz, who were hospitalized after the Aug. 28 game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A 17-year-old Union Mine student accused of selling Adderall to fellow students was arrested and appeared in court last week following an Aug. 28 incident in which two Union JV football players collapsed after their game. Officials acknowledged drug rumors during an Aug. 31 press conference focused on the conditions of Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz. Adderall, […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Residents vote for park amenities; board opts out of golf course purchase

EDHCSD General Manager Brent Dennis and Recreation Supervisor Whitney Kahn, standing, led small table groups where residents shared what’s important to them. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Approximately 30 residents participated in a public priorities workshop at the Valley View Elementary gym last month as part of the process to update the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Master Plan. Groups sat together in solidarity. A bocce ball contingent led by Carl Renner wants to see more lighting and courts at Promontory […]

5 Comments / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tee up; have fun; make a difference

In the fall of 2012 the El Dorado Community Foundation held an event that spurred incredible energy, passion and action when foundation board member Georgi Knight focused on and held fast to a comment made by a donor. Allan Priest was the donor and his comment was, “El Dorado Hills residents need to know about […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills businesses say ‘no’ to selling alcohol to minors

The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition partnered with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office to conduct their annual Alcohol Compliance Checks or “Sting Operation” this summer. Led by Officer Daryl Miller, the teen decoys visited 12 local alcohol retail outlets and were happy to report that there were no retail sales of alcohol to minors this year. […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Judge breaks her silence

Judge Dylan Sullivan

Several weeks after District Attorney’s Office officials excluded El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan from proceedings, the judge has made a statement … without saying much at all. “What I want to say I can’t say,” said Sullivan when contacted by Village Life. “I am sure it is hard for the public to understand; it is […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Norma Santiago joins Briggs in back pay fight

Norma Santiago

Two-term District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago, who left office this past January, has asked the county to determine whether or not she is owed back pay. In a May 20 letter to attorney Jon Hendrickson with the George Hills law firm, which represents the county with liability-related issues, Santiago requested an evaluation of her wages […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 20-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 20 8:40 a.m. Someone stole the key to an SUV while a student was in school on Harvard Way. 10:46 a.m. A Valley View Parkway resident reported theft from his locked vehicle and unlocked garage. 10:52 a.m. A theft from a vehicle was reported […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »