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Cyclist hit by car

A man sustained serious injuries after being hit by a car while on his bicycle on June 29 in El Dorado Hills. David Castillo, 45, of Folsom, was riding his bicycle westbound on Alexandria Drive at 8:10 a.m., said CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. Meanwhile, Yiwei Chen, 51, of Folsom, was driving his blue 2005 Dodge […]

No Comment / July 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

In the market for a fire truck?

This beauty can be yours (firefighters not included). EDH firefighter/paramedic Chris Landry, engineer/paramedic Mike MacKenzie, Chief Dave Roberts and Capt. Matt Beckett show off the fire truck for sale. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In the market for a 1999 Spartan fire truck? The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has a deal for you. The Fire Board gave the OK to unload the truck last month, declaring it surplus. Now, Chief Dave Roberts and staff need to find it a new home, preferably in El Dorado County. Diamond Springs/El […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior Center celebrates anniversary, recognizes namesake

Crews put up the letters for the Gilmore Senior Center, named after El Dorado Hills' tireless senior advocate Moni Gilmore. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Seniors enjoyed a celebration luncheon Friday, June 28, to commemorate seven years since the Ramona “Moni” Gilmore senior center opened its doors. Days later the festivities were capped with a sweet ending many called long overdue: A prominent sign formally recognizing Gilmore was installed out front. Before her death in 2008, Gilmore was unanimously credited […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barcelona teen experiences El Dorado Hills

The Grupps welcome Gabriela Alarte to their El Dorado Hills home. Pictured left to right are: Caroline, Isabelle, Rivers, Charlie the dog, Gabriela, Rob. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Your house is so big!” Gabriela declared upon first seeing her host family’s El Dorado Hills home. A native of Barcelona, Gabriela Alarte, 16, arrived this week with 90 other students from Austria, Russia and Spain as part of  the Education First U.S. Homestay Program, a non-profit group that’s arranged group travel for more than […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grand Jury transcripts detail Nutting’s woes

The Grand Jury transcript detailing interviews that led to the indictment of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting were recently unsealed. Nutting faces four felony charges related to his participation in the Proposition 40 Fuels Reduction Program. Charges include filing a false documents, perjury by declaration, and failure to recuse himself from Board of Supervisors […]

2 Comments / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County invites comment on General Plan policy

PLACERVILLE — Prompted by resident concerns over proposed housing developments, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is asking the public for additional feedback. Supervisors are considering a new policy to guide evaluation of large, privately initiated developments that would require a change to the El Dorado County General Plan. Staff from the county’s Community […]

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EDH Crime Watch: June 27 through July 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike June 27: Vandalism was reported on Bridlewood Drive. Unusual find June 27: A detonation cord was found in the Stephen Harris Park parking lot on Tam O Shanter Drive. Caught June 28: A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of stealing alcohol […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »