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Granite Bay teen thwarts apparent burglar

A 14-year-old girl was instrumental in catching a reportedly man attempting to burglarize her home Oct. 23. Placer County deputies responded to the Granite Bay home on Barton Road after the girl called her mother and told her a man was trying to break in, according to a sheriff’s press release. The mother called 911 […]

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District offers limited Union Mine open enrollment

El Dorado Union High School District officials have announced that limited open enrollment at Union Mine High School for the 2014–15 school year will be offered to incoming ninth-grade students who reside within the El Dorado Union High School District attendance boundaries. The enrollment projection for the school’s permanent capacity will allow for 35 transfers. […]

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Firefighters, Rotarians team up for safety project

El Dorado Hills engineer/paramedic Dave Ward changes batteries in a smoke detector while Explorer Jared Gotro watches Saturday morning. Every year fire department staff teams up with El Dorado Hills Rotarians for this project. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Door bells rang loud in El Dorado Hills’ Four Seasons community Saturday morning as El Dorado Hills firefighters, Rotarians and youth volunteers stopped by to make sure seniors had fresh batteries in their smoke detectors and CO monitors. This long-stading project has kept hundreds, if not thousands, of families safe over the years. This year teams brought […]

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Don’t forget your CC&Rs

More than 20 percent of exterior home projects aren’t reviewed or approved by the El Dorado Hills Community Service District’s Design Review Committee so they group’s kicking off a “Did You Know” campaign to spread the message — it’s worth it to follow procedure. “Basically anything that would impact the exterior of your home and […]

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Firefighters smashing walls, breaking through doors at old station

Capt. Chris Storz and engineer Mike Gygax watch as firefighter Jeno Inzerillo, left to right, uses the chain saw to vent the roof at the old Station 84 on Francisco Drive. Firefighers are using the old building  as a training facility until it's demolished likely later this year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills firefighters have a head start on the old Station 84′s demolition (officially slated for sometime this winter). They’re using the old building as a safe training ground for dangerous work. Using electric saws that cut through metal as well as wood, sledgehammers and other tools of the trade, firefighters in full gear […]

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Supes shrink Wilson Estates project

El Dorado County Supervisors overrode their planning commission’s recommendations regarding a residential property development known as the Wilson Estates off of Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills. In a nearly five-hour session Tuesday afternoon and evening, the board voted 4-0 to “conceptually deny” the developer’s request for rezoning of the 28-acre Wilson property. District […]

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Mercy Hospital of Folsom named one of the best

FOLSOM — Mercy Hospital of Folsom has been recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care in 2014. Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »