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It’s good business to give back

Why does it makes sense for a “for-profit” organization to do business with a “non-profit” organization? The most obvious response would be to promote their good “corporate citizen” image.    Altruism and social responsibility in business seems to be the current “buzz” word but it has been around longer than one might think. Many may […]

No Comment / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Hands4Hope empowers youth, inspires action

Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference is a non-profit, youth-driven outreach organization based in El Dorado Hills. Founded in 2008 by Jennifer Bassett, Hands4Hope is comprised of youth volunteers ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grades. Its mission is to empower youth to make a positive difference in the world around them through exploration, action […]

No Comment / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

ORHS Community Foundation promotes education excellence

The level of involvement of Oak Ridge High School students in athletics and after-school activities is at an all-time high. “Last year’s statistics were that over 800 kids at Oak Ridge High School were involved in Oak Ridge sports programs. That’s half of the student body,” said Allan Priest, vice president of the Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills thinks locally and globally

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Rotary has a vision: Foster traditional Rotary values to enhance the quality of life for our fellow human beings. For 24 years, members have done just that and much more to help people in the community and around the world. Worldwide, Rotary International has about 31,000 clubs in […]

No Comment / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

No Comment / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

El Dorado Disposal values community ties

El Dorado Disposal is well-regarded for its customer care but the company is also known as one of, if not the most, generous local business. Jeff England, El Dorado Disposal’s district manager, told Village Life giving back is a conscious part of their business model. “We take the servant approach, where we work and live with the attitude […]

No Comment / November 14, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Best attorney: Peter Vlautin

Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

His 40-plus years of experience is why Peter Vlautin believes he’s the people’s pick for favorite attorney in El Dorado Hills. “I’m your lawyer for life,” he said. ‘You’ll always travel first class with me.” The San Francisco native was a criminal defense attorney for the public defender’s office in Sacramento County for many years. […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »