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Vote Hus for El Dorado Hills Fire Board

EDITOR: How much should El Dorado Hills taxpayers be paying for fire protection? This is a question that many municipalities are facing. Unfortunately, many communities such as Stockton are finding that they can’t afford the services they have created due to over commitment to wages and benefits made by boards and city councils in previous […]

1 Comment / October 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Firefighters take over El Dorado Hills neighborhood

Firefighters simulate dousing spot fired up Lake Hills Drive duringa  training event in the El Dorado Hills neighborhood Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Firefighters descended on the Lake Hills community in El Dorado Hills Saturday as 18 agencies — law enforcement, fire districts and animal control — held a massive training exercise, fighting an imaginary fire and evacuating residents from more than 250 homes. El Dorado Fire Engineer Matt Belleci spent the past year planning the exercise that […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mexican delegation eyes county business

A delegation from Chihuahua, Mexico, visited El Dorado County in late June to understand what the county has to offer by way of manufacturing, agriculture and tourism with the hopes of building relationships and potential business opportunities. The visit marked the first international delegation to El Dorado County. Visitors included Arnoldo Delgado Anchondo, the treasurer […]

No Comment / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No fireworks!

Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe this 4th of July and inform residents that all fireworks are illegal in El Dorado County. This includes fireworks listed as “Safe and Sane.” Any person who uses, discharges or possesses any fireworks is guilty of a misdemeanor. Fireworks are not safe in the hands […]

No Comment / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Celebrate freedom with fireworks at Town Center

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The highly anticipated fireworks show in El Dorado Hills is back with a whole new twist and name.  Ring in Independence Day at Town Center’s Fireworks and Freedom Concert with entertainment including two live bands in the Steven Young Amphitheater; California’s newest outlaws and modern country artists, Blackburn Bullet, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and […]

No Comment / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fire threatens homes near Latrobe

A helicopter drops water on the burning brush. The fire was contained to 7 acres.

A fire made residents in the northeastern Latrobe area nervous as flames surged through dry vegetation Wednesday afternoon. “There were homes threatened at one point,” said Cal Fire public information officer Brice Bennett. “The fire moved really fast. So we ordered a lot.” Crews from Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park responded to […]

No Comment / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire chars garage; most of home spared

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE a blaze at 760 Knight Lane in El Dorado Hills that began Monday afternoon. The fire burned the garage and attic, charred nearby wild land and damaged the home next door. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A fire destroyed an El Dorado Hills home’s garage Monday afternoon. El Dorado Hills Fire Division Chief Mike Lilienthal, interviewed at the scene, said firefighters were dispatched to 760 Knight Lane at 3:32 p.m. June 8. When they arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the garage’s windows. The crew immediately called for more engines and split […]

1 Comment / June 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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