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Give Love via Vintage Grace

Kelsey Thomas holds up one of the many Give Love bags Vintage Grace hopes to fill for youth entering the county's foster system. The goal is to fill 500 bags by the end of the month. Courtesy photo

Vintage Grace kicked off a month long Give Love campaign with a visit from a movie director during March 1 services. The movie “Drop Box” may take place far across the world in South Korea, but Vintage Grace pastor Drew Sodestrom wants to drive home the message that its theme is just as relevant in […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock talks politics with residents

Congressman Tom McClintock speaks at a town hall meeting last Wednesday night at Oak Ridge. It was 90 minutes of getting the pulse of his El Dorado Hills constituents. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, hosted a town hall meeting inside Oak Ridge’s theater last Wednesday night. The intimate setting allowed for 90 minutes of genuine dialogue between the Congressman and the nearly 200 El Dorado Hills residents in attendance. “We have to go back to basic principles,” McClintock said, spending the first few minutes […]

No Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Humble green thumb honored at parklet’s dedication

EDHCSD Director Billy Vandegrift, left, pulls back the tarp and reveals the Tam O'Shanter Parklet sign with close friend and neighbor Jim Miner at his side. Miner and his wife began planting trees in the area in the 1980s and Miner said he's not done yet. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District dedicated the new Tam O’Shanter parklet to El Dorado Hills resident Jim Miner and his late wife last Friday morning. Since 1988 Miner has single-handedly beautified nine acres of open space behind his home, planting and maintaining a buffer of trees between St. Andrew’s Village and Stonegate subdivisions […]

1 Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

RUSD finalizes Bass Lake purchase

After months of speculation, on Feb. 20 Rescue Union School District formally purchased Bass Lake and 58 surrounding acres of land for $300,000 from El Dorado Irrigation District. The 150-acre sale includes Sellwood Field and a 30-acre maintenance yard, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart said the school district transferred the yard back to EID in […]

3 Comments / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Oak smashes fundraising record for cancer research

Blue Oak Elementary School Principal Paul Stewart gets his face painted blue at an assembly to celebrate the school's fundraising success. Left to right are fifth graders Jackson Cockrel and Iminias Marinko, fourth-grade teacher Dian Helldorfer, and fifth grader Brook Almaraz.  Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

When Cameron Stewart started kindergarten at Blue Oak Elementary he was battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Today the Ponderosa senior knows he never fought alone. His kindergarten teacher Linda Klotz spearheaded the school’s annual participation in Pennies for Patients, a spare change collection program schools nationwide have participated in to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society […]

No Comment / February 17, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marina rallies for sick student

Marina Village students Chloe Richardson, Reagan Hunt, Sammy Parham and Joey Cooper, left to right, collect cash for Joy Lanham's family last Thursday morning. The eighth-grader was recently diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Julie Samrick

As soon as Joy Lanham’s Marina Village ohana found out the eighth-grader was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a fundraiser was planned for her family last Thursday. With the message “any amount will help,” Joy’s friends and teachers rallied to raise funds for the family so they don’t need to worry about things […]

No Comment / February 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »