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Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

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

Epicurean adventures await in El Dorado County

Diners will undoubtedly enjoy the focaccia-crusted roasted chicken breast with braised wintergreens and barley-faro pilaf served at the Smith Flat House. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

January is California Restaurant Month and El Dorado County is celebrating in a big way on Sunday, Jan. 25. El Dorado Epicurean is presented to showcase the creative chefs and outstanding dining establishments throughout the county. Organized by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Authority, the early evening of dining features seven different adventures […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Community Foundation gives more

The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved another round of grants brought to the directors by the El Dorado Hills Cabinet for the El Dorado Hills Endowment Fund, the South Lake Tahoe Cabinet for the South Lake Tahoe Endowment, the Foundation Grants Committee for the Endow El Dorado Fund and the Veterans Services Commission for their Welcome […]

Comments Off / December 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDCOE collecting coats for El Dorado County students

Colder weather is here. The El Dorado County Office of Education Coat Drive makes sure students stay warm throughout the county. Through its annual coat drive, EDCOE is accepting donations of new coats – infant to adult sizes. Coats may be dropped off before Dec. 12 at the El Dorado County Office of Education, 6767 Green […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in News | 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

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