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Drunk driving is real and dangerous

EDITOR: On April 23, 2012, an article was published in Village Life about a drunk driving accident that occurred on Francisco Drive. Though this article was informative, there should have been a follow-up piece on drunk driving prevention or a program that’s mission is to stop these accidents. I think the article was left too […]

No Comment / May 04, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rollover causes injuries to alleged drunk driver

A vehicle rolled over Monday morning in El Dorado Hills, causing an allegedly drunk driver to sustain major injuries. Christina Fifer was driving her 1990 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 50 just west of Bass Lake Road at 7:15 a.m., according to CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. She was allegedly under the influence and allowed her […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student learn the grim consequences of underage drinking

By Linda Holderness Village Life correspondent The statistics presented at the Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking at Oak Ridge High School were grim: Nearly 5,000 youths younger than 21 die each year because of alcohol, and nearly 2,000 of those deaths are the result of car accidents. More than one-third of all fatal crashes […]

No Comment / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mardi Gras comes to El Dorado Hills

Veteran Sonoma Zydeco band Gator Beat stomps into El Dorado Hills for Mardi Gras 2012, the Vision Coalition’s gala fundraiser for healthy, safe, drug-free youth. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. on Feb 4 at Mercedes Benz of El Dorado Hills. Tickets are sold out. Gator Beat’s Willard Blackwell will be out front in full […]

No Comment / January 31, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wherever you go there will be a DUI crackdown

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 statewide DUI Crackdown kicked off Dec. 16 and continues through Jan. 2, just as many Californians are expected to hit the roads for the holidays. The effort includes increased enforcement and a new campaign aimed at drinkers in bars, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. “Receiving a DUI is an awful […]

No Comment / December 23, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bodacious Babes ride again

By Debby Stone June 18, 2008, was a sunny, clear morning that Kathy Hurd will never forget and friend Kathi Sturgeon can’t remember. While riding their bicycles on El Dorado Hills Boulevard’s bike lane around 10 a.m. Hurd and Sturgeon were hit by an intoxicated, uninsured 19-year-old driver. Hurd and Sturgeon, members of the the […]

1 Comment / June 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge track outruns Ponderosa, falls short to Jesuit, St. Francis

VARSITY HURDLER Adam White competes at the double-dual track meet against Ponderosa and Jesuit last Wednesday. White finished seventh in to 110-meter, 39-inch hurdle race and seventh in the 300-meter, 36-inch hurdle race. The varsity boys defeated Ponderosa, 83-61, but lost to Jesuit 75-61. See full results for all the Oak Ridge teams on villagelife.com Oak Ridge High Hurdles 39",Varsity, Adam White. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A sea of athletes gathered Wednesday at Ponderosa for a double-dual Delta River League track and field meet with four schools competing. Oak Ridge’s boys teams went up against Ponderosa and Jesuit; the girls teams competed against St. Francis and Ponderosa while the Bruins’ only opponent was Oak Ridge. It was enough […]

1 Comment / April 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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