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‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

County libraries’ commitment to children celebrated

Miss Debbie read STEAM-centered books to a packed room of children, caregivers and county leaders during a very special story time at the El Dorado Hills Library, which, along with other county libraries, was honored for its commitment to early childhood education. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Legislators, El Dorado County supervisors and other community stakeholders gathered at the El Dorado Hills Library Thursday morning to celebrate the county library system’s dedication to early childhood education during a program that was geared toward the very audience that earned the libraries the award. State librarian Greg Lucas gave El Dorado County Director of Libraries […]

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Supervisors approve fire fee reimbursement

El Dorado County supervisors unanimously agreed to reimburse the El Dorado Hills County Water District/Fire Department nearly $95,500 collected by the county. The funds collected come from development impact fire fees relative to the fire district’s capital improvement plan. The issue had been put off since the board’s Feb. 24 meeting at the request of […]

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Good Samaritans make sweet music possible

Eddie Zacapa, left, leads the way for Steve Stokes and his employee to deliver a donated piano to White Rock Village's family youth room. A tenant has already offered free lessons to any of the complex's 200 children. All they needed was a piano ... until now. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When Mercy Housing Resident Services Coordinator Eddie Zacapa held a leadership meeting with tenants at the White Rock Village apartments recently, they determined a priority was to fix up the family youth room — a white-walled common area that has been the site for the summer free lunch program for the complex’s approximately 200 children and maybe […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: March 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lost wallet March 5: A wallet was reported lost on Latrobe Road. Trouble at school March 6: Two teens reportedly got into a fight on Harvard Way. No one was arrested. Break-in March 6: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Found wallet March […]

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EDH man allegedly embezzles thousands

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on March 11 for allegedly embezzling more than $400,000 from his former employer. Jeffrey Lamson, 51, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. From at least 2009 to 2011, Lamson reportedly stole from the company […]

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Student of the Month

Rotary Student of the Month Bella Buhl, holding plaque, is surrounded by her support system. Front row, left to right: brother Dante Buhl, mom Gissela Buhl, grandmother Maria Diaz and grandmother Linda Giannini; back row, left to right: dad John Buhl, uncle AJ Buhl, Principal Barbara Narez, Buckeye Superintendent David Roth and teacher Cindi Prahl. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Oak Meadow Elementary teacher Cindi Prahl couldn’t say enough about Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Bella Buhl. She called the fifth-grader a great problem solver, collaborator, leader and listener. “This is a gal who is so positive,” Prahl shared at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She makes the best of every single […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »