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From farmboy to firefighter to homebuilder … Jim O’Camb serves others

El Dorado Hills Deputy Fire Chief Jim O'Camb retires next month after nearly 35 years in the fire service.

“You don’t know how many people you touch,” El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb said recently as he sat back in his office chair and reflected on his nearly 35-year fire service career. He recalled a man stopping him in the grocery store once to thank O’Camb for saving the man’s daughter. He smiled as […]

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Sheriff’s grant to support Crisis Intervention Team

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant.  The award from the U.S. Department of Justice will be used to assist the sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT is a group of deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who are specially trained in the […]

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Folsom powerhouse docents tour the past

HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS and state park docents explore the riverbed of the South Fork of the American River and a diversion dam that has been exposed by low water levels at Folsom Lake. The dam, located just downstream from the Salmon Falls Bridge was built in 1868 and diverted water into two channels that flowed along each side of the river. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Like some long-deserted city, the shoreline of the American River near Salmon Falls is littered here and there with the scattered remains of an old diversion dam and ditches. And though neglected, the dam hasn’t been forgotten. Visiting recently were docents from the Folsom Powerhouse along with Jenifer Padgett, a state Department of Parks and […]

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Mik gets community input

El Dorado County District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco launched his first town hall with a confession: “I’m an information junkie.” He received plenty of information and feedback as the 20-plus participants discussed everything from the sign ordinance to affordable housing to Bass Lake Regional Park plans. Here’s your sign El Dorado County officials are in […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 7-13

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen Nov. 7: Someone took items from a Valley View Parkway garage. Open door Nov. 7: A theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Frascati Drive. Vandals strike Nov. 8: Vandalism was reported at a bank-owned home on Normaton Drive. Taken Nov. 9: […]

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Scout builds outdoor classroom for Golden Hills School

Jonathan (shown here with sister Jennifer) worked for much of the summer building an outdoor classroom for Golden Hills School as his Eagle Scout project. Jennifer is a current Golden Hills eighth-grader and, during a recent assembly, presented her brother with a plaque that will be permanently displayed at the classroom. Courtesy photo

Golden Hills students a staff recently recognized an alum who never forgot his years at the El Dorado Hills school. Jonathan Heideman of Boy Scout Troop 193 recently built an outdoor classroom there for his Eagle Scout project The Jesuit high school sophomore attended Golden Hills School from kindergarten through eighth grade and described the three […]

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

Windsor Point Park officially open

Kids enjoy the fresh grass at the newly opened Windsor Point Park. El Dorado Hills Community Services District officials and park supporters cut the ribbon last Thursday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Community leaders, a fire engine and even cupcakes made an appearance at Thursday’s Windsor Point Park ribbon cutting ceremony but a pick up soccer game really got the kids’ attention. The newest El Dorado Hills Community Services District Park on the corner of Francisco Drive and Schooner Drive had been a dream for a decade before […]

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