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Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Isaac Koehn

Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Student of the Month Isaac Koehn, mom Jill Koehn and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right, pose for a photo at the Oct. 21 Rotary meeting. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills kicked off its Student of the Month program last week, honoring Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Isaac Koehn. “He approaches everything with a smile and a positive attitude,” Principal Debbie Bowers said. Bowers commended Isaac for his tenacity, leadership potential and willingness to help his friends. Isaac, 13, received […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High Hill Ranch apple juice recalled

High Hill Ranch visitors shop at the popular Apple Hill destination. High Hill voluntarily pulled its apple juice from the shelves after several people became ill earlier this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

High Hill Ranch in Camino has voluntarily recalled its apple juice after receiving information that several ranch visitors became ill due to E. coli bacteria. “The El Dorado County Environmental Management and Public Health divisions were notified (last) week by the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services of at least seven cases of E. coli illness among […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 15 9:08 a.m. A Hawks Flight Court resident reported that someone punctured a vehicle’s fuel tank and tried to steal the fuel. 12:10 p.m. A grand theft from a vehicle was reported on Green Valley Road. 1:27 p.m. Someone tampered with a fire […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Supervisors OK bond process for East Ridge Community Facilities District

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Oct. 20 to determine opposition or support for establishment of a community facilities district and authorization to levy a special tax followed by the authorization to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $40 million. No one in the small audience spoke either in favor or […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scare4Hope hosts family carnival

Meet the Ghostbusters at the Scare4Hope carnival on Oct. 24. Courtesy photo

The Scare4Hope Haunted Hills Asylum, a haunted house located in El Dorado Hills Town Center, hosts a family­ friendly carnival featuring a variety of games, activities and tasty treats. On Oct. 24 the event will also feature the Bay Area Ghostbusters, a group that dedicates its time attending non­-profit events in full costume. The Ghostbusters even have a car decorated […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College opens Rancho Cordova campus

Folsom Lake College will celebrate the grand opening of its new Rancho Cordova Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. at 10259 Folsom Blvd. in Rancho Cordova (corner of Mather Field Road/Paseo Drive and Folsom Boulevard). “We are thrilled to open this beautiful state-of-the-art educational center,” […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »