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Marina Village student accepted into national honor choir

Anika Niednagal, an eighth-grader at Marina Village Middle School, heads to Minneapolis in March for the American Choral Directors Association’s national conference. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills teen Anika Niednagal has been accepted into the 2017 National American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir. Of the 4,200 young singers around the country who auditioned for the premiere national choral organization, only 200 were offered a spot. Anika will spend four days at the ACDA national conference in Minneapolis this March to […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Students work for those ‘Without a Roof’

Without a Roof members partnered with younger students who also want to make a difference, including Girl Scout Troops 240 and 919 of Lake Forest Elementary. They held a hygiene product collection event this fall for Sacramento-area refugees. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Some Oak Ridge High School students are in the practice of giving to those less fortunate — not just during the holidays but every month of the year. Junior Lauren Irizarry was making hygiene kits for homeless girls two years ago when she learned about the lengthy process refugees must complete to be allowed legal […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man inducted into Cal Hall of Fame

t Burns clears the vault back during his record-setting days for the Cal track and field team. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident and UC Berkeley graduate Brent Burns was recently inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Burns received the honor for his accomplishments while on the men’s track and field team between 1988 and 1992. He is a three-time Pac-10 champion in the pole vault who still holds the school record. […]

No Comment / December 05, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Holidays at home — Be inspired on Assistance League’s holiday home tour


It’s always a win-win to get holiday decoration inspiration while supporting a good cause. The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills hosts its seventh annual Homes for the Holidays tour this weekend, Saturday Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4, as seven El Dorado Hills homes will be opened to showcase their decked halls and plenty of holiday dazzle for […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teen scores with soccer charity

Oak Ridge junior Jack Handen has organized a charity youth soccer tournament this Saturday, Dec. 3 with proceeds benefiting other youth in the greater Sacramento area who need financial aid to play the game. “I think it’s sad when someone has to give up a sport because it is not financially viable,” Jack said. “I […]

No Comment / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

‘She is … gone!’ Janet Kenneweg bids farewell

Janet Kenneweg stands near the Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills, where she has spent the last decade building senior programs and making many friends. Kenneweg retired on Nov. 12. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

El Dorado Hills Community Services District Recreation Supervisor Janet Kenneweg was given a big, blue send-off at her retirement party last Friday. The diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan was feted by her husband, family and 200 of the close friends she has made during her nearly 20 years working at the EDHCSD. Kenneweg was hired […]

No Comment / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD employees may strike

Full-time employees at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District have taken a unanimous vote of no confidence in the EDHCSD Board of Directors followed by another unanimous vote to authorize a strike. New, three-year contracts were supposed to be finalized five months ago, in June, but remain at impasse. The dispute between the employees’ union […]

2 Comments / November 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »