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Teen studies at famed Moscow’s Bolshoi

Ballerina Aubrey Kendler demonstrates her talent and flexibility at the  Sierra Ballet Studio. The local teen is now studying ballet in Russia. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

With her pointe shoes in tow, ballerina Aubrey Kendler recently took a 19-hour plane trip to Moscow to study at the Bolshoi’s Ballet Academy. The 16-year-old junior at Oak Ridge High School will be there until June, training with one of the premier classical ballet companies in the world. Kendler said the opportunity to train with […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Possible fire fee reprieve for some EDH residents

More than 1,300 El Dorado Hills parcels currently subject to the state Fire Prevention Fee would be exempt in the 2014 billing according to Cal Fire maps recently posted on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s website. The maps propose transitioning several neighborhoods from state to local responsibility areas effective July 1, 2013. The proposed map […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 28-March 9

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Break in Feb. 27: A Pendleton Drive resident reported a vehicle burglary. Swiped Feb. 27: A petty theft was reported on Arenzano Way. Bad influence Feb. 28: Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on […]

No Comment / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Sheriff kicks off ‘We Work For You’ community meetings

“We Work For You” is the theme for Sheriff John D’Agostini’s 2013 community meetings, which begin in El Dorado Hills. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, the sheriff will host the first of five meetings this year at Oak Meadow Elementary, 7701 Silva Valley Parkway. District I Supervisor Ron Mikulaco will also attend. The […]

2 Comments / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Get free mental health first aid training

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency’s Mental Health Division is offering an important community training series for members of the public entitled “Mental Health First Aid.”  The free, interactive training will arm the public with skills to help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders.   […]

No Comment / March 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New ladder truck is a utility player

Firefighters stand in the new Truck 85 bucket, which can go 100 feet in the air. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire District took delivery of a replacement ladder truck last week. Following a year of evaluation, the district spent $1.085 million on a near-new Sutphen “quint” ladder truck, purchased with reserve funds, according to District CFO Connie Bair. Chief Dave Roberts said he hopes to get 20 years of service out […]

2 Comments / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Women adjust to Folsom Prison

Dorm B at Folsom Prison houses 201 female inmates, who are currently helping set up Dorm A, which will take another 202. Photo by Julie Samrick

For the first time in nearly 90 years Folsom Prison has a female inmate population. The women moved into the new Folsom Women’s Facility in January. More than 151 female inmates have been transferred to FWF, with more arriving every week. Prison officials expect to be at capacity of 403 by late summer. The women […]

1 Comment / March 04, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »