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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 »

EDH Crime Watch: March 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lost wallet March 5: A wallet was reported lost on Latrobe Road. Trouble at school March 6: Two teens reportedly got into a fight on Harvard Way. No one was arrested. Break-in March 6: A vehicle burglary was reported on Harvard Way. Found wallet March […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 8-14

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Bad influence Jan. 8: Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly gave marijuana to minors and smoked with them at a Valley View Parkway residence. Burgled Jan. 8: Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Rimini Way. Fight Jan. 9: Deputies responded to a […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

New mill ready to inspire new memories

Trusses for the roof and other framing on the brand-new replica sawmill were completed in September, and it is now ready for visitors. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The new replica of the sawmill where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848 is ready for its close-up. So get up close and check it out, maybe even pretend you are the one who stuck a hand in the water of the tailrace at Capt. John Sutter’s lumber mill and pulled out a shiny pebble […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 22-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Package swiped Nov. 22: Someone stole a package left on a Beckett Drive home’s doorstep. Mail gone Nov. 23: A thief broke into a Mormon Island Drive community mailbox and stole mail. Not amusing Nov. 23: Burglars broke into a Muse Drive home and […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Kelly family facing cancer challenge, times two

STRONG FOR EACH OTHER — Brian Kelly holds his son Mason in the Roseville hospital where Brian is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of acute leukemia and Mason is undergoing chemotherapy for neuroblastoma. Courtesy photo

Just days after Mason Kelly, 2 1/2, survived a stem cell transplant at University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital to treat his neuroblastoma cancer, the toddler’s father Brian Kelly was diagnosed with a rare form of acute leukemia. “I am in a state of shock,” said Thi Kelly, mother of Mason and Brian’s wife. “I feel saddened, overwhelmed […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Fires scorch 7.5 acres

AN AERIAL TANKER drops retardant on a wild land fire near Mormon Island in El Dorado Hills Friday.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fire crews jumped into action after two fires started in El Dorado Hills Friday afternoon. The first fire began around 2 p.m. on the south side of Green Valley Road, west of Mormon Island Drive, according to El Dorado County Fire Acting Battalion Chief Russ Hasemeier. It was contained to 5.4 acres of wildland. That fire spawned a […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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