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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 »

Father/ son ensure the middle school band lives on

Father and son Glen, left, and Ben Cain are both middle school band teachers in El Dorado County who say they have the greatest job in the world. Courtesy photo

Father and son Glen Cain and Ben Cain have more than 50 years of experience between them as public school music teachers in El Dorado County, molding the young minds of thousands of area youth to not just learn to read music and play an instrument, but to be better people too. Ben, the band […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 5: Latrobe fire station a hazard

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department got more than it bargained for with the Latrobe Fire District Annexation when Latrobe’s fire station became inhabitable in March 2016 due to mold. A decision about what to do with the building wasn’t made until months later when the El Dorado Hills Fire Board voted in November to spend no […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Jam another present under the tree

The holidays just got brighter with the brilliant idea of putting up jars of your family-favorite conserves and chutneys, presenting them as gifts that will be a delightful sight under the tree. El Dorado County Master Food Preservers love teaching others about the wonders of canning; they presented a holiday-themed lesson in November in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photos by Jackie Penn

There’s very little more thoughtful than a festively colored jar of homemade jam, jelly or conserve — even chutney — to show you care about the gift you are presenting during the holidays. But let’s keep it clean. That was the message delivered by two El Dorado County Master Food Preservers who shared their knowledge […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »



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