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EDH pot bust nets 200 plants

A treehouse overlooks an alleged illegal marijuana grow on Malcolm Dixon Road in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

Complaints of unsightly tarps and a strong odor led El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives to serve a search warrant on Malcolm Dixon Road. What law enforcement officers reportedly found last Friday was a large marijuana grow in the rural, northern El Dorado Hills neighborhood, and an armed man guarding it from a treehouse. Identified as Jeffrey Johansen Sr., 52, […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: October 2015

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 2 12:23 a.m. A witness on Knollwood Drive reported seeing suspect in a black Lincoln Navigator taking mail from a mailbox. Suspect vehicle was not located. 10:52 a.m. a petty theft from a vehicle was reported on Woodleigh Lane. 4:49 p.m. Deputies arrested […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Library going high-tech thanks to donation

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks, center, received nearly $8,000 from the Serrano Men’s Book Club to purchased a 3D printer for the library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The Serrano Men’s Book Club donated $7,950 to the El Dorado Hills Library last Thursday, enough for librarian Carolyn Brooks to purchase a 3D printer system. “This will be the first 3D printer system available in an El Dorado County Library and will be supported by the technology staff at Oak Ridge High School,” said […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trees For Troops needs names now

It’s time to think of Christmas trees — right now — if that El Dorado County service man or woman who is serving America from far away is to receive the traditional and joyful sign of the holidays in time. Geri Hyder of Indian Rock Tree Farm in Camino, which has been instrumental in the […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teal pumpkins equal safe candy

Brother and sister Hudson and Savannah Hannaman proudly display their family's teal pumpkins, a visible pledge stating they'll be handing out only nut-free treats this Halloween. Courtesy photo

For trick-or-treaters who might do a double-take Halloween night to see painted teal pumpkins, the pumpkins aren’t a trick but a reassuring sign safe treats are ahead. The organization Food Allergy Research & Education launched the Teal Pumpkin Project campaign last year to raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season. To date 100,000 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Free memory screening offered

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is providing free memory screenings for community members on Nov. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Senior Day Care Center located at 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. To reserve an appointment for a screening call Senior Day Care Services at (916) 358-3565. The event […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Another successful year for Project Spooky

Christian Pothast, standing in back, poses with some of the children who received free Halloween costumes this year. Left to right: Darlene Thomas, Leah Niekarz holding on to Bo Burgess and Rene Garcia. Courtesy photo

Christian Pothast has been donating Halloween costumes since he was 6 years old. He and his mother Christa Pothast recently donated 70 costumes to Mercy Housing properties in El Dorado Hills and Shingle Springs. Forty-eight costumes were given to kids at White Rock Village in El Dorado Hills and 22 costumes were handed out at Trailside […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »