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Senior news: January 2016

Happy New Year’s eve’s eve (get it!). Are you ready to head into 2016 with us? You should have received your new El Dorado Hills Community Services District Activity Guide in the mail a couple of weeks ago. We have 13 pages chock-full of Senior Center activities just for you. We hope you will join us in […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: November 2015

It’s November already! We hope you can join us this fall at the Moni Gilmore Senior Center. We offer many programs, activities, events and services for those 50 and older. Call us at (916) 358-3575 for information and reservations regarding the programs mentioned in this article. You can also view the El Dorado Hills Community […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Students get hands-on history lesson

Oak Ridge juniors Ryan Hurst, Parker Doshier, Shri Shankar and Maddie King, back row left to right, and Lilly Alcozy, Binwant Kahlon and Kelly Ryoo, front row left to right, recently presented research papers on Clarksville and early El Dorado Hills at the El Dorado Hills Library. The students collaborated with members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society, a partnership both sides said they hope continues to keep local history alive. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

How do we keep local history alive? In an attempt to bridge the gap between generations, members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society mentored Oak Ridge students from Matt Hodgins’ AP U.S. History class during the course of the school year. Mentors who know the history of the Clarksville region (a pre-cursor to El Dorado […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Neighborhood Fire Safe Council makes strides

Members of the Lakehills Fire Safe Council stand next to the recently installed sign on Francisco Drive. There is an identical sign on Lakehills Drive. Left to right are: Francis McCarthy, John Hidahl, Jon Vegna, Steve Willis and Peggy Willis. Photo by Julie Samrick

After “an enormous fire drill” in their Lakehills Estates neighborhood more than two years ago, and hearing from experts like El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts that their community is most at fire risk, residents formed the Lakehills Fire Safe Council in 2012. New signs installed earlier this summer mark the entrance to their […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Contract awarded for new fire station

Station 84’s tattered, vacant building will soon disappear as the El Dorado Hills Fire Board recently awarded a nearly $5 million contract to tear down the old station and build a new one on the Francisco Drive property. Contractor SW Allen Construction won the contract with a $4.933 million low bid, nearly $700,000 more expensive […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bible story very heartwarming

EDITOR: I wanted to comment on the wonderful article Mike Roberts wrote on the return of the Castile family’s 127-year-old presentation Bible. It was fascinating and heartwarming to read the story of it’s journey home. Being in the hobby of genealogy myself, it just made me marvel at the work and dedication that Mr. Thomas did in returning this treasure to […]

Comments Off / May 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gertsch bows out with dignity

Guy Gertsch

At 10:10 pm on election night Guy Gertsch submitted the following concession statement to Village Life. Earlier in the day he’d been spotted on the side of the road, delivering encouragement by way of a bearhug to challenger Terry Crumpley, who defeated him that evening, an irony that wouldn’t bother him in the least. Genuine […]

2 Comments / November 07, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »



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