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Volunteer tax aides needed

There are a few openings for Volunteer Tax-Aide counselors for the 2017 tax season to provide free personal income tax assistance in El Dorado County for seniors and low to moderate income residents under the AARP Tax-Aide program. The program operates Feb. 1 through April 15, 2018. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four […]

October 25, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EDH senior reflects on life, unique career

On the eve of El Dorado Hills resident Steve Garcia’s 91st birthday last month he talked with Village Life about how a Colorado native ended up out West, where he’d raise six children with his late wife Maxine and work 30 years in the painting department at John Deere, hand-mixing its distinctive color scheme long before computers did the job.

“He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth … far from it,” Garcia’s grandson-in-law, El Dorado Hills resident Vincent Malabo said.

Local authority speaks out on domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for victims physically abused by an intimate partner it can be a daily way of life — a nightmare that never ends. Unless it does, which is the goal of organizations such as the Center for Violence Free Relationships. The Center’s Executive Director Matt Huckabay recently talked about supporting […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 5-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 5 9:23 p.m. A backpack was found on Lakehills Drive. Oct. 6 10:31 p.m. Two orange cones were stolen from atop a vehicle on Ravenshoe Way. Oct. 7 1:01 p.m. Deputies arrested a 44-year-old woman on suspicion of shoplifting at an El Dorado […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in Crime Watch | Tagged ,

Pull out your party masks for CASA fundraiser

Tickets are still available for Casablanca in the Hills — Child Advocates El Dorado County’s annual dinner auction to be held Saturday, Nov. 4, in El Dorado Hills. Each year more than 400 children in El Dorado County are removed from their homes and placed in foster care because of abuse or neglect. Approximately 300 […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,

Neighbors helping neighbors

Devastating Northern California fires have claimed at least 40 lives, destroyed homes and businesses and displaced thousands of people.

Though untouched by flames, many El Dorado Hills residents have been affected by the tragedies unfolding to the west and have found ways to help — opening up their homes to displaced relatives and friends and collecting donations for fire victims.

Jeanne Amos earns statewide honor

El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos doesn’t revel standing in the spotlight. As a CalPERS 2017 Spotlight on Excellence Award recipient, she has little choice. “I’m overwhelmed,” Amos said during a special presentation at the Oct. 10 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Spotlight on Excellence Award is given to those who: 1) Exhibit the spirit […]

October 18, 2017 | Posted in News | Tagged ,
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