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‘Spitting in cancer’s face’ — EDH woman tackles disease with resolve

Diana Fontana grimaces as her daughter Joely, 13, left, and son Cole, 10, right,  cut off locks of her hair at a gathering of friends and family at Reflections Salon and Spa in Folsom.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Less than three months ago Diana Fontana’s breast cancer diagnosis came as a shock to everyone, especially her. The El Dorado Hills stay-at-home mom is a licensed registered nurse with what she called zero risk factors. “I eat right, I exercise, I’m not overweight,” she said. “I’ve learned 85 percent of women with new breast […]

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Nutting trial set

After a short conference with the attorneys in the case involving Supervisor Ray Nutting, visiting Judge Timothy Buckley set the start date for his trial as Feb. 4. The trial is expected to last three weeks with a jury drawn from a pool of approximately 300 people. A pretrial conference was also set for Jan. […]

No Comment / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

BBBS director believes in power of one

Excited to be a position where she can make a difference in people’s lives, Brenda Frachiseur was recently announced as the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County (BBBS). In the job since October and still getting her feet wet, Frachiseur, 58, comes with 30 years of experience working for […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supervisors re-authorize the ‘long, slow climb’ approach

El Dorado County Supervisors posed their own version of the proverbial “chicken and egg” conundrum during Tuesday’s board meeting. In forecasting for growth, should housing projections come before traffic impact projections? And the answer is yes, no, we’re not sure. Housing projections must be at least partially based on existing or planned infrastructure, while infrastructure […]

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Santa Run starts next week

Olicia Flaherty, 6, of El Dorado Hills gets a hug from Santa on the last night of the 2012 El Dorado Hills Santa Run. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

El Dorado Hills neighborhoods will hear that familiar “Ho, Ho, Ho” during the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s 50th annual Santa Run, Dec. 17-21. For four nights, Santa will ride atop a fire engine through El Dorado Hills neighborhoods. See schedule and route map at edhsantaparade.com. During the nightly parade, elves will collect canned food for the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Support Food for Families

In California alone, nearly 27 percent of children don’t know where their next meal will come from. Hunger is a reality for one in eight Americans. You may not think you know anyone that is suffering but millions are. Raley’s Food For Families is one of the main givers of food for local food banks. […]

No Comment / December 05, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

A salon with style

Pictured with staff, Carlo Gallad (seated with daughter Lily and wife Teresa, right) is the owner of Salone di Carlo on St. Andrews Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. The salon was previously Hair & Spa Boutique. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Chances are you or your neighbor get coiffed at the newly named Salone di Carlo, formerly the Hair & Spa Boutique on the corner of St. Andrews Drive and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. New owner Carlo Gallad has cut hair in El Dorado Hills since moving here from the Bay Area in 2001. He recently […]

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