Blaze interrupts fire dept. ceremony

Moments before the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s inaugural public awards ceremony began, an Avellano Drive structure fire sent crews to their engines and trucks. Forget the dress wear and plaques … it was time to work. For this reason, the fire department’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Rob Austerman and Firefighter of the Year […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Construction begins on Windsor Point Park

Friends of Windsor Point Park arrived at its official groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning to a welcome scene — a construction crew busily working. Residents of the Windsor, Marina and Marina Woods neighborhoods had heard for years that the 1.1-acre vacant lot on the corner of Francisco and Schooner Drives would be a neighborhood park. […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Guiding Hands School celebrates 20 years

Guiding Hands students, families, friends and alumni marked the special needs school’s 20th anniversary at Family Fun Day last Thursday. Guests enjoyed bounce houses, a photo booth, a parent resource fair, live stage entertainment and a free hot dog lunch at the event the founders called a heartfelt thank you to the community. In 1993 co-founders Cindy Keller and Starranne […]

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Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and energy savings. The troop chose to participate in the TerraCycle program as its final project. […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Nutting hearing cut short; judge steps aside

Supervisor Ray Nutting’s first court appearance began with a recusal as El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel B. Proud stepped down from the case due to a conflict of interest. Nutting coached Proud’s son in wrestling. Nutting and his attorney David Weiner will next appear in Judge Warren Stracener’s Department 9 courtroom at 8:30 […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Pump problem closes pool

Record-high temperatures across the region beckoned crowds to local pools but no swimmers enjoyed the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s pool last Friday and Saturday due to a broken pump. Just before noon on Friday, as public pool hours were to begin, staff discovered that the primary pool pump and motor were not functioning […]

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High school educators earn Crystal Apples

The sixth annual Crystal Apple Awards night honored three high school educators from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago high schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have shown exceptional dedication and positive influence.  The […]

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