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Christmas tree safety tips

CAMINO — A dried out Christmas tree can become fully engulfed in flames in a matter of 3 to 5 seconds and in another 30 to 40 seconds everything in a room can be ablaze? A well hydrated tree, on the other hand, is very difficult to ignite, according to Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan To see short videos on […]

No Comment / December 03, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Folsom inmates need yarn to make holiday warmer

Folsom prison inmates are busy knitting hats and scarves for underprivileged youth in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, but they need 300 skeins of yarn before Dec. 6 to make it happen. “All we need is yarn to make it happen,” said Natalie Fransham, chief of office policy standardization through the California Department of […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Be a part of Be Change Week

Oak Ridge High School hosts the fourth annual Be Change Week — an Oak Ridge High to Oak Ridge Elementary donation drive next week. This year there are 120 more students at Oak Ridge Elementary in kindergarten through sixth grade. The goal is to provide every elementary school student with a gift box filled with school supplies, personal […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bass Lake sale still in play

Despite an item in the Bass Lake Bulletin recent newsletter asserting that the sale of Bass Lake by the El Dorado Irrigation District is stalled, officials told Village Life the sale is still in the works. The 140 acres around the lake has been for sale since March. The Bulletin said negotiations had stalled because […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chief probation officer hired

The County of El Dorado and the Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, announced that Brian Richart has accepted appointment as El Dorado County’s new chief probation officer, according to a statement from the Chief Administrative Office and the Superior Court. A unique position under California law, the chief probation […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Holiday shoppers ‘keep it local’

Shoppers check out the great gift ideas at Face in a Book in Town Center. In addition to selling books for all ages, the shop has bags, jewelry, art and calendars. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Shoppers didn’t let turkey-filled bellies stop them from lining up at El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Target last Thursday. Hundreds rushed in for Thanksgiving Day deals. And while “big box” retail has become hard to resist, shoppers clearly remembered to support local shops Saturday, which was, after all, Small Business Saturday. Bags in hand, families […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-27

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fake out Nov. 22: Someone tried to cash a fake payroll check at a Manning Drive business. Vandals attack Nov. 25: Vandalism was reported on Birchtree Circle. Taken Nov. 25: A 58-year-old woman allegedly stole jewelry from a Breese Circle home. Out cold Nov. […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »