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App has kids, adults on the go

El Dorado Hills brothers Cole Riley, left, and Caden Riley play Pokémon Go while walking down Town Center Boulevard last Friday. El Dorado Hills Town Center is a virtual gold mine for those playing the game. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though Pokémon Go was only released July 6, the location-based, real-time video game app has spread across the country and El Dorado Hills, with people of all ages playing to collect upward of 200 Pokémon characters. My 12-year-old son took me on a tour of El Dorado Hills to see just where the characters pop […]

No Comment / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sacco and Triano win SOA seats

Newcomers Don Sacco and George Triano have won the two open seats on the five-seat Serrano Owners Association Board of Directors. Incumbent Dean Getz came in third. Approximately 53 percent of ballots were returned in time for the July 15 vote at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85. Sacco came in first with 1,669 votes, […]

101 Comments / July 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Taz swimmers sink Sharks; Champs next

Kelly Simkin, 12, held off a pool of Sharks to win Saturday's breaststroke event at the Cameron Park Community Center. Photo courtesy of Eric Boucher

CAMERON PARK — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team continued its winning streak last Saturday, beating the Sierra Sharks 521-268 at their pool. “It was the last dual meet of the season and we walked away with yet another huge win,” said head coach Jenn Soto. “Words can’t express how proud I am […]

No Comment / July 18, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Slip renters, McClintock fume over water policies

Folsom Lake boat slip renters must pull their boats out of the water Aug. 5, far earlier than expected. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Until the drought began five years ago, Folsom Lake Marina operator at Brown’s Ravine Ken Christensen said it was typical for boats to stay in rented slips until October, with 5 mph signs posted through December. For the past few years 675 slip renters have had to pull their boats out of the water well […]

9 Comments / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Crib Notes: Keep calm and show some respect

Pray for Orlando. Pray for Dallas. If not one city, tragedy strikes somewhere else on a monthly, now nearly daily, basis. Perhaps we should pray for our youth — that they will find a better way to rebuild our broken nation once they are in charge. This may be too tall an order since many children today […]

No Comment / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Commentary,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

No Comment / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz defeats Otters

Mason Buehler swims the breaststroke in the boy's 11/12s race Saturday. See Taz high-point earners on page A-6. Photo by Eric Boucher

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team came out on top against the visiting Folsom Sea Otters last Saturday in its last home meet of the season. The high Taz point earners were: 6&U Girls: Mycah Hull, 5 points; Scarlett Schulze, 4 points; Stella Schulze, 5 points. 6&U Boys: Beau Barry, 10 points; Cruz […]

No Comment / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »