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Firefighters brush up on skills

Firefighters practice skills needed when wildfire strikes. Courtesy photo

Last week, El Dorado Hills firefighters trained to improve their wildland firefighting skills for what is expected to be a busy summer. Firefighters practiced using hand tools to cut fire lines through the brush, simulated attacking fires with progressive hose lays and practiced deploying fire shelters in the case where a firefighter is trapped by a […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Coalition addresses underage drinking

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition is collaborating with local schools, youth serving organizations and public agencies to address the topic of underage drinking. Youth will take a lead role as participants in the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Oak Ridge High School cafeteria, […]

No Comment / May 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: April 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unfair April 2: A Catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked on Fairway Drive. Warranted April 2: Deputies arrested a 26-year-old man who had an outstanding warrant on Cameron Park Drive. Another one April 3: Thieves stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on Quad Lane. […]

No Comment / April 30, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

UPDATE: Fire board director arrested

Doug Hus

El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Doug Hus was arrested on suspicion of felony battery with serious bodily injury on April 28. Hus, 54, reportedly hit a 51-year-old man multiple times in the face during an argument in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood. The victim is the husband of Hus’ ex wife, according to information released […]

No Comment / April 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Coco’s all smiles at the crosswalk

Coco Parkhurst waves to parents and children after school near Jackson Elementary. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Whether El Dorado Hills commuters are dodging the rain or suffering a heat wave, Jackson Elementary crossing guard (just one of her many titles) Coco Parkhurst braves it all with a smile each weekday morning and afternoon while she’s at the Francisco Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard intersection. Parkhurst has been a Jackson employee for […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ challenges EID election shift

El Dorado Irrigation District’s Board of Directors recently voted to change its election cycle to coincide with the state’s even-year general elections. In doing so, the board added one year to each district director’s term of office. District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco of El Doardo County Board of Supervisors likened the EID board’s actions to […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Parker, CSD agree on new sports park

Image courtesy of the Bass Lake Action Committee.

The Area Planning Advisory Committee will vote on whether to approve or deny plans for a public 11.5 acre sports park in Village J5 at its next meeting May 13. This should be welcome news to El Dorado Hills recreational sports enthusiasts who have pleaded for more fields as the population has grown. An agreement […]

No Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »