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Village Life publisher handed the gavel

2016 El Dorado County Chamber board members pose for a photo at last week's installation dinner. Left to right: Vice President Gordon Helm, Past President Christa Campbell, Kevin Brown, Alice Perez, Ed Manansala, Vice President Mike Kobus, Mark Luster, President elect Susan VanDelinder, Susie Davies, Leonard Grado, President Richard Esposito and Kirk Bone. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Reflecting on the astonishing changes in the world over the past couple of centuries, including the changing face of the communication industry from word-of-mouth to newspapers to today’s social media that delivers information in a flash, Village Life and Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito was sworn in last week as president of the El Dorado County […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 4-9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 4 9:30 a.m. A Cranberry Lane resident flagged down deputies and informed them that is home had been burglarized. Someone stole a laptop. 10:13 a.m. A resident turned in a pistol for destruction on Acorn Glen Way. 11:05 a.m. Someone pried open the back […]

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Community backs Burke

Oak Ridge High School senior Taylor Gabbard speaks in support of her principal Paul Burke at the El Dorado Union High School District's Board of Trustees meeting. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Hundreds of supporters attended the El Dorado Union High School District’s monthly board meeting last Tuesday night to show solidarity for Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke, who has been on paid leave since Nov. 2 for undisclosed personnel reasons. Many spoke on behalf of Burke in hopes of seeing him back on the job. No […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grants make a difference

Aryn Reams, 11, shares some of the ways having Big Sister Sarah Costa in her life has made a difference at the El Dorado Hills Grants Gala last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

If listening to Big Sister Sarah Costa and her Little, Aryn Reams, talk about their relationship doesn’t warm your heart, call the cardiologist immediately. These two seemingly inseparable, lifelong friends spoke at last week’s El Dorado Hills Grants Gala, which celebrated grants given by the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund. “I have grown so much […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch goes to Planning Commission

The completed environmental impact report for the proposed 280-acre Dixon Ranch housing development goes to the El Dorado County Planning Commission for a vote Thursday, Dec. 10. Located behind the strawberry stand on Green Valley Road, about 44 percent of the oak trees will be replaced with housing according to the plan. Supervisor Ron Mikulaco and District […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Santa Run starts Dec. 15

Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the El Dorado Hills Fire Department for the annual Santa Run next week. Village Life file photo

The El Dorado Hills Firefighters Association presents the 52nd annual Santa Run Dec. 15-19. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their trusty elves, will visit several El Dorado Hills neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer and collecting canned food and new, unwrapped toys. The Santa Run grand finale will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Central EDH Plan open for review

El Dorado County staff and Parker Development employees hosted an open house last Wednesday at Oak Meadow Elementary School to answer questions about the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, the Serrano developer’s 341-acre plan that includes the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course. El Dorado Hills resident Donn Nehar spent his career in law enforcement. He […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »