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Sheriff’s deputies given thumbs up

The results are in, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has earned high marks on an 11-question, first ever, Sheriff’s Community Survey. To gain feedback on how well deputies performed their job, individuals who placed calls for service were surveyed from all five Supervisory Districts in El Dorado County. Of the 6,721 individuals who […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man wins jackpot … times three

It’s cold outside, but the slots at Red Hawk Casino are hotter than ever, paying out more jackpots, to more players, every day. A lucky player hit it big earlier this month with more than $50,000 in winnings from three amazing jackpots. William, from El Dorado Hills, has been a Rewards Club member since the […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Billboards, signage a complex issue

Updating the county’s sign ordinance is far more complex than the public and many county officials might have imagined. Sign law is specialized, and the county has hired the San Diego firm of Sabine and Morrison to lead its staff through a forest of regulations filled with “simple” issues that represent a host of cliffs, […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge brings holiday cheer to sister school

Thai exchange student Nichakorn Thana-dachophol, 16, drops off her donations during Be Change week at lunchtime to ORHS ASB president Shelby Walker. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

For the fourth straight year Oak Ridge staff and students worked to make the holidays brighter for Oak Ridge Elementary students in Sacramento. In partnership with the Be Change campaign, which secures funding for kids in the tough Oak Park neighborhood and promotes the self-reliant message of hope through the theme Be the change you […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cribbage group swaps party for toys

Cribbage group members collected Toys for Tots instead of hosting their annual gift exchange. Here last week's participants pose with their toys before members of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department came by to pick up the goodies. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s weekly cribbage group decided to forego its annual Christmas gift exchange and collect gifts for the charitable organization Toys for Tots instead. “We don’t need anything,” said member Carl Backers of their decision. They collected dozens of toys later picked up by El Dorado Hills Fire Department staff. The […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vote for the sweetest sight

Pick your favorite and take a bite. Employees at Folsom's Vibra Hospital created these sweet holiday treats as pary of a contest. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Vibra Hospital in Folsom, formerly known as Kindred Hospital before Sept. 1, is holding a gingerbread house contest among its employees with the general public welcome to vote. Thirteen departments spanning nursing, respiratory, rehab, the OR, administration and more had four days to create their unique confectionary visions.  Each department received the same basic gingerbread […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tennis for Tots

Tennis players braved cold temperatures to play in a fundraiser tournament that benefitted Toys for Tots. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz held the third annual Santa’s Elf’s Tennis Night at Millennium Sports Club in Shingle Springs on Dec. 10. Despite a little snow on the courts, nearly 30 participants played for three hours and filled two U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots boxes to the top (and them some.) “Great […]

No Comment / December 19, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »