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Mold forces firefighters out of Latrobe station

Latrobe Fire Station 91 on South Shingle Road is closed for repairs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 91 in Latrobe has been closed due to the discovery of black mold. “The crews complained of a musty odor after all that rain we had,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. An inspection didn’t turn up anything until staff with West Coast Restorations was authorized to conduct “destructive testing,” tearing […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Latrobe fire station finally getting repaired

Repairs will soon begin at Station 91 in Latrobe, where mold forced fire crews to move out nine months ago. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board voted last week to spend no more than $200,000 to repair mold damage at Station 91 in Latrobe. The decision came after two meetings, hours of debate and a site tour where directors saw firsthand the damage done to the building at the corner of Latrobe and South Shingle […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The holiday season has begun in Cameron Park

November is here and brings with is many special events. Looking for that special something for the people on your holiday gift list? Come to the annual Christmas Craft Faire on Saturday, Nov. 19, and see all the great handmade gifts that the 60-plus vendors have to offer. The event will be held at the Cameron […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Gaines and Hidahl talk to voters

District 1 supervisor candidates Beth Gaines, left, and John Hidahl respond to questions at last week's League of Women Voters debate. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

District 1 supervisor candidates Beth Gaines and John Hidahl highlighted where they share similar visions and debated key differences last Monday night at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters inside the Norm Rowett Pavilion at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. While Hidahl noted he’d like to improve efficiency at the […]

5 Comments / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: Decisions determine your destiny … and your happiness

Decisions, decisions. We all make decisions in life. These decisions mold who and what we become, where we live and who we spend our lives with. Accept that promotion resulting in transferring out of the area and you meet your future husband. Attend USC instead of Berkeley and your career suddenly moves in a different […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Legos help children learn about trash

The Green People team, Cadie Cox, George Kisling, Abbigail Reding and Eric Clements, left to right, present their Lego creation. Courtesy photo

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Making truffles: Forget the calories, warp speed ahead

Karen Moore’s students dip into warm, melted chocolate to fill candy molds during a truffle-making class at the El Dorado Hills CSD. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

The trouble with truffles … just as the crew of the Starship Enterprise learned about tribbles … is that you can easily have way too many. But just like in the Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” it is extremely hard to say no to these sweet, attractive and downright irresistible little morsels. Karen […]

Comments Off / February 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »



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