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Firefighters burn home … on purpose

El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemstalk stands behind a fire department explorer dousing flying debris from the burning home firefighters deliberately set ablaze Sunday afternoon as part of a training exercise. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lookin’ Back collection reveals Black History

Esther Roman shows of part of her collection of African-American memorabilia, which will be on display at the El Dorado HIlls Senior Center at 1 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

When a natural gas explosion ripped through a tunnel 200 feet below Lake Eerie in the early summer of 1916, killing 10 workers and 11 more emergency rescuers who were fatally overcome by the gas, three men ran into the nightmarish scene and managed to save two who would not have otherwise survived. The reason the […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Recalled solar panels still being replaced in EDH

July 9, 2013 had been a relatively quiet day for Alicia Barranco. She had recently been released from the hospital and was recovering at home. She smelled smoke and thought it might be toast or a coffee pot burning. She went back to bed after being unable to find the source of the smell. But […]

No Comment / January 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Enjoying the great outdoors

Resting while he can — Hiker Shawn Burton takes a seat outside Bella Bru. The El Dorado Hills outdoor enthusiast will soon be on his feet trekking the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. Village life photo by Noel Stack

Shawn Burton will enjoy a quiet 42nd birthday this week — no noisemakers or singing unless a woodpecker and a mountain chickadee join the party. Checking off a “must do” from his bucket list, the business development manager from El Dorado Hills plans to hike the entire Tahoe Rim Trail. He started his journey near […]

No Comment / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz swimmers are perfect

Coach Jason Brown encourages Cade Fair, 6, as teammates Nicholas Jacks, 5, and Jeremiah Tomasello, 6, look on during the Boys 6 and Under 25-Yard Backstroke event. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils had a big season finish Saturday, defeating he College Green Gators and securing a perfect 7-0 record. This at-home victory follows the July 13 win over the Loomis Basin Dolphins, 495-294, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Head coach Jason Brown has guided the Taz for three […]

No Comment / July 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

No Comment / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Marina fire station coming down

El Dorado Hills Fire Station 84’s days are numbered. The familiar Marina station will be knocked down this summer and rebuilt to modern standards on the same Francisco Boulevard parcel, a quarter mile north of Green Valley Road. Operations will move around the corner into the Lake Forest Plaza, adjacent to the former Round Table […]

No Comment / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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