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Mike Lilienthal loves to lead

El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal and Battalion Chief Mike Lilienthal has always loved firefighting and fire engines. His father was a fire captain in Los Angeles. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Mike Lilienthal knows the exact day he questioned his decision to become a firefighter: Feb. 6, 1997. Just three months after taking a job with the Stockton Fire Department he and fellow firefighters responded to a residential structure fire with an elderly victim trapped inside. Firefighters rushed in and, Lilienthal recalled, “As I was walking […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire Chief Roberts sworn in

Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

ROBERTS TAKES THE OATH — El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director Jim Hartley, right, administers Dave Roberts, left, the Fire Chief’s Oath of Office. The pinning of the badge was subsequently handled by Roberts’ father, retired Army Master Sergeant Dave Roberts Sr., with help from Roberts’ wife Sondra. Later in the ceremony recently promoted Capt. […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dave Roberts named fire chief

THE BOSS CONGRATULATES THE CHIEF - Union Boss” Tom Anselmo, left, president of the El Dorado Hills Professional Firefighters Local 3604, was one of the first to congratulate Dave Roberts, the newly named El Dorado Hills Fire Chief. Anselmo and union Vice President Dave Brady were both involved in the chief candidate assessments. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board named Battalion Chief Dave Roberts, to the top job last week. Roberts was one of two internal candidates for the position. The other, Division Chief Jim O’Camb, has been filling in as interim chief since Jan. 19, 2011, when former Chief Brian Veerkamp formally stepped down. The promotion frees up budgetary […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Austrian architect shapes El Dorado Hills’ future

Victor Gruen

El Dorado Hills was conceived by Sacramento developer Alan Lindsey in the late 1950s. Highway 50 was in the works. The Cold War was raging. Local aerospace firms were expanding. Lindsey saw the rolling hills as a perfect place for those engineers and their families. He acquired roughly 11,000 acres of ranch land and arranged […]

No Comment / August 31, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior News: June 2016

Summer has sprung in El Dorado Hills. Come down to your Senior Center and join in one of our many programs. We have something for everyone. If you don’t see it – let us know and we will do our best to provide it. Many of our programs are scheduled immediately prior to or after […]

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Senior News: May 2016

By now you have received the summer edition of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Activity Guide, which has the El Dorado Hills Senior Center’s new schedule of programs through August. I hope you opened it up. We like to think we have something for everyone … and you only have to be 50 years old to participate. You can […]

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Senior News: February 2016

Valentine’s luncheon Our annual Valentine’s luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12. We are still taking reservations. Join us for yummy food, great entertainment and awesome door prizes. Call the Senior Center to hold your spot. What’s Happening in February We almost don’t have enough room here to tell you about all of the programs […]

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