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Tough tree trio

By Brent Dennis Fall is an excellent time to consider planting trees in your yard in advance of the coming winter rainy season. When one desires to achieve a low-maintenance landscape design, the primary backbone and overall structure of the outdoor spaces are usually achieved by the proper selection and placement of trees. In the […]

No Comment / September 19, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Francisco Drive closing for construction

The El Dorado County Community Development Agency – Transportation Division will implement full daytime closures of both directions of Francisco Drive between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and Embarcadero Drive/Cambria Way. Francisco Drive will be closed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 24, and between the […]

No Comment / September 17, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

George Tapanes lands Marina Village top job

Marina Village Middle School's new Principal George Tapanes

Who will be Marina Village Middle School’s new principal? That burning question around the north side of El Dorado Hills was recently answered when George Tapanes (pronounced Tap-in-iss) assumed the post Sept. 3. In an exclusive interview with Village Life Tapanes said he arrives with an open mind, instead of a laundry list of concrete […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Courage expands, readies for Folsom race

Run for Courage participants stretch before the start of the 2012 race. This year's race will take place in Folsom on Saturday, Sept. 28. Courtesy photo

Most people are shocked to discover girls as young as 10 are sold for sex every day in the United States. Officials estimate 100,000 to 300,000 American children are exploited each year in this $32 billion industry, and worldwide the number is close to 1.2 million. Pimps use violence and coercion to force these young girls […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID candidate, Division 4: Dr. Coco focused on solutions

Running in El Dorado Irrigation District Division 4 is Dr. Dale Coco, 67. Coco’s campaign website is coco4eid.com. A retired physician who lives in Cameron Park, Coco has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate from the University of Texas. He was chief of staff at Barton Memorial Hospital and served […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Scout project promotes bike safety

Jacob Terrazas, 10, finishes the Bike Safety Day 2013 obstacle course. Scout Ryan Parisek, at right, walked him through the cone zone. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Young bicyclists weaved through cones, learned their hand signals and tried their best to balance on two wheels at Bike Safe 2013, an event designed to keep riders safe on the road. The free Saturday event held at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 was masterminded by Boy Scout Kyle Rouen, 15, as his Eagle […]

No Comment / September 16, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan runners race at Sac State

Lady Trojan Rachel Peterson placed third in the Hornet Jamboree varsity race with a personal best of 18:35 for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge cross country teams competed at the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 11, racing against 24 other high schools. Trojan runners ran in five races at the invitational held at Granite Regional Park(boys and girls open 2.2 mile race, frosh/soph boys race, frosh/soph girls race, varsity boys race, varsity girls race). The varsity […]

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