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Crews fight two separate pre-holiday fires Friday

Firefighters responded to two separate fires the day before Christmas Eve in western El Dorado County, with one causing moderate damage to what reports say is a “barn” but more resembles a family home. The other, second fire is thought to have originated in a fireplace-chimney setup. Rescue and other firefighting personnel were called to the […]

No Comment / December 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

All smiles for a new hand

Kaeden Pacheco, 5 1/2, of Gilroy smiles and makes a fist with his new mechanical hand as the hand's maker, Greg Self, left, watches. The Pacheco family came to the library last month to pick up Kaeden's Iron Man-themed hand at the El Dorado Hills Library. It's one of many Self has made for children using the library's 3D printer. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When a 3D printer system was purchased for the El Dorado Hills Library one year ago thanks to the financial generosity of the Serrano Men’s Book Club, no one knew how far or how deep the printer’s impact would reach. Now a little boy from the Bay Area has a new prosthetic hand for Christmas. […]

No Comment / December 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 8-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dec. 8 9:50 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Silva Valley Parkway. 9:19 p.m. A backpack was reported stolen from a vehicle on Vine Street. Dec. 9 8:57 p.m. A fight between four people was reported on White Rock Road. No one was arrested. Dec. 10 […]

No Comment / December 21, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

At EID: Water rate hikes OK’d

After considering various financial projections based on different rate increase scenarios, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase each year, 2017-2020, at Monday’s meeting. The increase applies to potable water, wastewater and recycled water. The rate discussion drew criticism, with some audience members blaming the increases on EID’s salaries and […]

No Comment / December 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vintage Grace finds forever home

Vintage Grace head pastor Drew Sodestrom stands in front of the church's new location on El Dorado Hills Bouleavard and Lassen Lane. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A little more than two years after Vintage Grace started holding Sunday services inside a middle school multi-purpose room, the church will open doors at its permanent location this Sunday, Dec. 18, after merging forces with Cornerstone, El Dorado Hills’ second oldest church, now known as Vintage Grace. Before coming to El Dorado Hills in […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 1-7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Dec. 1 5:16 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Sophia Parkway. Victim’s purse was stolen. 10:31 p.m. A residential burglary was reported on Starmount Way. An interior door in the home was damaged. Dec. 2 3:04 p.m. A suspect allegedly fired a gun to […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

LLAD assessments under the microscope

El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff is wading through complex Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District assessments to provide greater clarification to property owners, according to interim EDHCSD General Manager Kevin Loewen. The ongoing process was spurred by the 2015-16 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report that notes that the EDHCSD needs “clearer methodology” when determining assessments, […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »