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Student makes a great impression, again

Student of the Month Ryan Manriquez is surrounded by admirers during a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. Left to right: Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, parents Carrie and Tom Manriquez and Buckeye Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Rolling Hills student Ryan Manriquez as Student of the Month, again. This is the second time Ryan has earned the award, with this year’s nomination coming from seventh-grade teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, who told the audience at the Oct. 3 meeting that Ryan is “positive in every way […]

No Comment / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vote early beginning Monday

The Registrar of Voters will offer early voting beginning Oct. 8 —  the first day voters may cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 Consolidated General Election. Vote by mail ballots will be mailed to voters on Oct. 9. Early voting will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Elections Department located […]

No Comment / October 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan harriers fare well at Stanford Invite

Trojan Dusty Armstrong placed seventh at the Standford Invitational with a time of 16:22. His top time among Oak Ridge's boys helped the team win sixth place. Courtesy photo

PALO ALTO — It was a good day of racing for the Oak Ridge cross country teams at the 39th Annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational against teams from California and out of state. The varsity girls’ team placed third out of 27 teams in the Division 1 race. Captain Rachel Peterson led Oak Ridge with […]

No Comment / October 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa soccer blasts by Trojans

Following up its 2-1 win over Pleasant Grove to close last week, Ponderosa picked up another soccer victory in dispatching rival Oak Ridge 4-0 Tuesday in Delta River League action. “We expected Oak Ridge to come out today and play really hard, they always do,” Bruin coach Greg Spangler said. “(Winning against Oak Ridge) is […]

No Comment / October 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Petersens recipe for smaller, faster, cheaper emergency response

Asking a single ambulance to cover all of El Dorado Hills is “simply not the fastest way to get sick people to hospitals,” said Craig Petersen. He and his wife Sherry are running for the two contested seats on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. They question the ratio of 12 fire apparatus to one […]

No Comment / October 03, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Author shares her thoughts on freedom, democracy

Jeanne Houston said she blames racism, an inflammatory press and wartime panic for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

In times of war, misinformation and hysteria can lead to tragic mistakes. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, one of 120,000 Japanese Americans placed in 10 internment camps during World War II, knows this better than most. The author of “Farewell to Manzanar” shared her experiences and strong belief in democracy last week at the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Vote by mail ballots enter the mail stream Oct. 9

More than 70,000 ballots will enter the mail stream on their way to El Dorado County voters on Tuesday, Oct. 9. “Sixty-five percent of our voters have opted to receive their ballot in the mail and the number grows every election,” states Bill Schultz, Recorder-Clerk/Registrar of Voters. “Voters find it convenient to vote on their […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »