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Collie gets a shot with the Niners

Oak Ridge alum Austin Collie craddles the football during a San Francisco 49ers training session. Collie previously played for the Indianapolis Colts. Photo courtesy of the 49ers

Austin Collie is fighting for his professional football life, vying for a spot on a San Francisco 49ers team that many believe will return to the Super Bowl next January. The former Oak Ridge standout is now 27. He gained a reputation for hard work, dependability and intelligence with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, a […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fist bumps, friendly faces mark Oak Ridge’s first day

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL principal Paul Burke gives freshman Christian Krider a bump as he heads to class  on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Despite an enrollment of 2,470, Oak Ridge students experienced personal attention as they arrived for their first day of school Thursday. This warm welcome reflected the Respect for All program new Principal Paul Burke said will be at the core of the school’s culture for a second year. When students exited cars or first stepped […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Thomas to get prison diagnostic

Brandi Thomas, the woman convicted of a devastating DUI crash in El Dorado Hills that severely injured two bicyclists in 2008, will undergo an evaluation that will determine if she should be sent to prison. Thomas appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court last Wednesday, admitting to a probation violation. She faces seven years in state […]

No Comment / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crime Watch: Aug. 2-7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Manual missing Aug. 2: A Concordia Drive resident awoke to the sound of his vehicle’s alarm and discovered a thief had ransacked the car and stole the owner’s manual. Vandals back Aug. 2: Vandalism was reported on Park Drive. Open door Aug. 2: Burglars […]

No Comment / August 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Sons of Italy cookbook is mouth-watering

Cherished family recipes, helpful hints for cooking and presentation and the satisfaction of contributing to scholarships, the Canine Division of the El Dorado County Sheriff Office, and several foundations for medical research is what purchasers of the new Sons of Italy Cookbook receive. Not all the recipes in the cookbook are Italian, but all are […]

No Comment / August 07, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Don’t move firewood

CAMINO — Cal Fire and the California Firewood Task Force are asking for the public’s help in preventing the devastating effects of non-native forest pests and diseases on our trees. The “Buy It Where You Burn It” campaign is reminding everyone to cut or buy firewood locally and use it locally. Additionally, if you plan on camping and traveling […]

No Comment / August 07, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Ready for a swingin’ Saturday?

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce and El Dorado Hills Community Services District will co-host the popular Saturday Night in the Park from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event showcases local businesses and organizations in a fun setting and typically draws 4,000 to 5,000 residents. It promises to deliver the best […]

No Comment / August 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »