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Green Valley Nursery closing

Signs along Green Valley Road alert passers-by that Green Valley Nursery is closing. The closure comes less than a year after new permits were issued for the business. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Green Valley Nursery & Landscape abruptly announced Jan. 1 it’s liquidating all inventory because the lease has expired. It states on the nursery’s Facebook page: “Nursery liquidation — everything must go! Lease expired and we MUST sell all our plants and trees immediately! If you are another nursery, a commercial landscape company, or a large business and you […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisors OK schedule for General Plan update

While not as dramatic as establishing a committee, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a recommended schedule for staff and consultant work on a General Plan Biological Resource Policy Update. Based on ensuring consistency of the General Plan with state law, the first element of the project is to re-design the county’s Oak […]

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Murder mystery

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder last week but details remain scarce. Eric Mehlmauer, 57, was arrested on Jan. 15; Ronald Garcia, 53, and Brian Daly, 31, were arrested on Jan. 16. They are currently in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville and being held without bail. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

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Hands4Hope asks for haunting help

Hands4Hope is in the process of determining whether to move forward with a 2015 Haunted House. The local nonprofit dedicated to developing youth leadership and community involvement through service learning and community outreach has created and hosted a haunted house nearly every year in El Dorado Hills Town Center since 2010. The Haunted House is […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Alaina Baxter

Buckeye Union School District Superintendent Dr. David Roth poses with Rolling Hills Middle School Principal Debbie Bowers, Rotary Student of the Month Alaina Baxter, proud mom Patti Baxter, teacher Helen Brissenden and Alaina's twin sister Carina Baxter, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rolling Hills Middle School eighth-grader Alaina Baxter continued a family tradition — receiving a Rotary Student of the Month award just as her mother had done years earlier. The 13-year-old was honored at the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting Wednesday. Principal Debbie Bowers called Alaina “service oriented.” One of Alaina’s favorite school projects […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bad influence Jan. 8: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly gave marijuana to minors and smoked with them at a Valley View Parkway residence. Burgled Jan. 8: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Rimini Way. Fight Jan. 9: Deputies responded to a […]

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Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »