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Lost in Suburbia finds its musical niche

Lost In Suburbia bandmates Eddie Otero, 40, of El Dorado Hills; John Amarilllo, 45, of Sacramento; Chris Gartner, 45, of Sacramento; and Alan Boucher, 52, of El Dorado Hills play great alternative rock from the 1980s and '90s. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Oh, yeah! I love that song!” Lost In Suburbia bandmates Eddie Otero, Chris Gartner, John Amarillo and Alan Boucher never get tired of those words. Considering their specialty — 1980s and ’90s rock — they hear them often. What usually follows is a crowded dance floor rockin’ out to Billy Idol, Radiohead and U2. Since […]

No Comment / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan 4-11

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Lasting message Jan. 4: A vandal wrote graffiti on  Fairchild Drive resident’s driveway. Easy steal Jan. 4: A thief spotted some unlocked vehicles parked on Willowdale Drive and stole numerous items. Keyed Jan. 5: Someone keyed a car parked on Stanford Lane. Just grand […]

No Comment / January 12, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Recycle: It’s good for the can, the bottle and the school

Fun with scarecrow — Jackson Elementary School first graders Joe Carroll, left, and Kayla Vota, far right, have some fun in the school garden with principal Michele Miller. Jackson hopes to expand its garden with help from Recyclebank customers. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Jackson Elementary School students need the community’s help to get a closer look at Mother Nature’s work. The school recently teamed up with Recyclebank, the company that rewards customers who fill up their El Dorado Disposal recycling bins, to raise funds for a school garden expansion. Recyclebank customers (current and new) simply have to donate their rewards […]

No Comment / January 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bassoonist Jacob Wellman has big dreams

Oak Ridge senior Jacob Wellman hopes to professionally play bassoon. "I have no problem doing it for the rest of my life," the 17-year-old said. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Sweet … but also somber,” 17-year-old bassoonist Jacob Wellman described his instrument as such after a moment of thought. The Oak Ridge High School senior has found his passion with the instrument. He dreams of Julliard and a performance career — goals easily attainable by this talented musician. Jacob was recently selected to perform with […]

No Comment / January 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lady Trojans eke out a win Thursday

After the varsity girls basketball game between host Oak Ridge and Inderkum Thursday night, no one wearing the navy and gold left the court happy. The Lady Trojans prevailed 44-42 but coach Steve White wasn’t smiling. Citing the team’s poor execution, White gave kudos to the No. 14 Inderkum Tigers for making the game against […]

No Comment / January 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Residents plunge into 2012

These brave kids took the Polar Plunge on New Year's Day. Courtesy photo

The calendar said January but it looked more like July on New Year’s Day at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s annual Polar Plunge. More than 140 people participated in this chilly tradition at the community pool, celebrating 2012 by diving into the waters and coming up with smiles. The CSD collected two large […]

No Comment / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch Dec. 28 – Jan. 4

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Unlicensed Dec. 28: Deputies cited two men, ages 21 and 23, on Glenmore Way after they reportedly determined the suspects were soliciting without a license. Vandals strike Dec. 29: A Crestline Circle resident reported vandalism. More than prying eyes Dec. 29: A Merriam Lane […]

No Comment / January 05, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »