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Backroads: Local angels step up

In the third and final episode of Village Life reporter Mike Roberts’ reflection on gratitude, he recaps local friends and professionals who were instrumental in getting his 87-year-old mother Martha, who suffers advanced COPD, moved across country and settled in Placerville. Anyone within earshot of me from August through December of 2011 heard about my mother’s […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Whole Foods joins PARTY

Party-Logo

Whole Foods Market in Folsom recently named Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth, or PARTY, a “Nickels for Non-Profits” recipient. Whole Foods customers can choose to donate their nickel-per-bag BYOB (bring your own bag) credit to PARTY through April 16. PARTY began 25 years ago in Canada and was launched in Folsom three […]

Comments Off / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fire districts look at new deal

The El Dorado Hills Fire Board agreed to the terms of a draft contract to provide “primary incident response” in Latrobe for $25,000 annually. A second proposed contract would provide administrative support for $5,000 per year. The proposals are the result of discussions between El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Latrobe Fire Chief […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roboteers study food safety

Lego roboteers — The “Intellibots” show off their Champions Award won in a Dec. 3 First Lego League competition in Livermore. The team is made up of local seventh through ninth graders. Back row left to right: Rohan Konnur, 14; Monish Ramadoss, 13; Vineeth Somanchi, 14; Shilpa Rao, 13; and Vivian Li, 13. Front row left to right: Rohit Golconda, 14, and Rishi Somanchi, 11. “Bright,” their Lego robot, is not pictured. Courtesy photo

The Intellibots are going to the finals. In just their second year as a Lego Robotics team, three El Dorado Hills ninth graders and four middle schoolers qualified for the Northern California FIRST Lego League Capital District Championships scheduled in Rocklin on Feb. 12. Along they way the students think they’ve figured out how to […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: Will you vote for Gov. Brown’s proposed temporary tax increase to prevent cuts to schools?

 

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Backroads: Moving Martha to Placerville

In part two of Backroads, columnist Mike Roberts’ three-part reflection on gratitude, his 87-year old mother, suffering with COPD in Illinois, agrees to give up her independence. Getting Martha to Placerville requires a team effort. Late in November, with Mom just three days out of rehab (pulmonary rehab, not Charlie Sheen rehab), and me back […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

People Talk: What have you learned in the recession?

 

Comments Off / January 16, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »