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Brock’s bound for Bolivia

Brock Bastian, 16, heads to Bolivia on July 12 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He's sponsored by the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

With stamps in his passports from Spain, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Switzerland, Germany, Italy … it’s easy to see Brock Bastian loves to travel. Even when the flight takes forever (or the plane has to turn around because a passenger had a heart attack), the 16-year-old doesn’t mind. And that’s a good thing because it will […]

Comments Off / July 02, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 20-26

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals busy June 20: Vandalism was reported by two separate victims on King George Circle. More vandalism was reported on King Edward Drive and Tea Rose Circle. Grab and go June 20: A woman reported that someone stole her wallet and cell phone from […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: June 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports:  Too much too young June 1: Deputies on Sage Drive arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of public intoxication. Wallet gone June 1: A wallet was reported stolen on Ponte Morino Drive. Door rage June 2: An 8-year-old boy allegedly damaged a Mira Loma […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Brunei goes international … sort of

Brunei and puppy trainer Karrie Kinsella take a break outside the Sacramento International airport. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Twelve puppies walked into Sacramento International Airport … and not one made a sound. No, this isn’t a joke’s opening line. It’s the true tale of the El Dorado Second Sight Club’s adventure last month. Handlers let their Guide Dog trainees experience the airport’s sights and sounds, go up and down in the elevators and […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: June 13-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Dinged June 13: A man on Valley View Parkway reported that another man dented his vehicle. Ransacked June 13: Someone rummaged through and stole items from a vehicle parked on Gemwood Drive. Swiped June 15: A Mendocino Court resident reported her debit card stolen. […]

Comments Off / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Oak Meadow fifth-graders complete assignments on their Chromebooks in Ms. Burkland's class. The Buckeye Education Foundation and PTA partnered to bring more technology to the classrooms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Blaze interrupts fire dept. ceremony

Family and friends surround El Dorado Hills firefighter/chaplain Ben Cowles, who missed receiving the Firefighter of the Year award to respond to a fire call Friday evening. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Moments before the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s inaugural public awards ceremony began, an Avellano Drive structure fire sent crews to their engines and trucks. Forget the dress wear and plaques … it was time to work. For this reason, the fire department’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year Rob Austerman and Firefighter of the Year […]

Comments Off / June 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »