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Oak Ridge students weave a time-traveling tale

"The King's New Threads" writer/director Ashely England works with her characters King Alfonzo (Jack Breedlove) and Queen Atara (Corina Spicer). The play opens Jan. 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a  king obsessed with fashion meets three mischievous weavers … trouble quickly follows. Watch the colorful and exposing mayhem unfold at Oak Ridge High School Drama’s student-written play, “The King’s New Threads.” Playwrights Ashley England and Celeste Carle, both ORHS juniors, wrote the play based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. They also direct the play […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Dirt churned on Silva Valley

Officials, past and present, from El Dorado and Sacramento counties take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Silva Valley interchange Thursday afternoon. Left to right: Ray Nutting, Ron Mikulaco, Brian Veerkamp, Don Nottoli, Jody Jones, John Knight, Ron Briggs, Jack Sweeney and Billy Vandegrift. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A who’s who of local officials and state representatives stood on a dusty hill in El Dorado Hills Thursday afternoon to kick-start construction of the community’s newest road project. Golden shovels turned the first dirt on a Highway 50 interchange project more than 20 years in the making — the Silva Valley interchange. El Dorado […]

1 Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 2-8

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Jan. 2: Vandalism was reported on Wilson Boulevard. Busted Jan. 3: A deputy interrupted an apparent vehicle burglary in a Park Drive parking lot and arrested the 20-year-old suspect who was reportedly found with hypodermic needles. Too loud Jan. 4: A 21-year-old […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Julia Garcia embraces American culture

Exchange student Julia Garcia got a traditional El Dorado Hills welcome at The Rock when she arrived last summer. Photo by Laurie Edwards

Pumpkin pie? Rotary Youth Exchange student Julia Garcia said she couldn’t understand why anyone would make pumpkin pie. In her hometown of Brasilia everyone eats a salty pumpkin dish, not a sweet pie. But during her first-ever Thanksgiving, there amongst all the delicious food and some 147 guests, sat the pie. Everyone encouraged her to take […]

No Comment / January 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 1

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Stolen Dec. 26: A petty theft was reported on Saratoga Way. Vandals strike Dec. 26: Vandalism was reported on Pardee Court. Burgled Dec. 26: Thieves broke into a vehicle parked on Mt. Rainier Way. Town Center targeted Dec. 27: Vandals damaged property in El […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: December 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fight Dec. 1: A battery was reported on Coach Lane. Weaponized Dec. 1: Deputies investigating a burglary on Cambridge Road reportedly found a man in possession of a metal baton. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested. Stolen Dec. 2: A petty theft as reported on […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 19-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: On the job Dec. 19: Someone pried open a vehicle’s door while the owner worked at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Stolen Dec. 19: A petty theft was reported on Aberdeen Lane. Hard hit Dec. 19: A person was reportedly head-butted during a fight […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »