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Lakehills Church actors solve a mystery

Arabella Crivello, Ethan Montalvo, Audrey Marlette, Dylan Woodley, Elijah Rowe, back row right to left, perform with Jenna Williams, Pete Gough and Morgan Roth, front row right to left, in Lakehills Church's production "We Three Spies." Courtesy photo

Go undercover during the thrilling Christmas mission of “We Three Spies,” a special prpoduction at Lakehills Church. Special Agents E, L, F and Q work together to uncover the secret works of the CIK (Christmas Intelligence Kids), a group that makes Christmas wishes come true for the needy. But this year their efforts will face unforeseen challenges […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Local doctor killed in crash

Dr. Doug Pleatman

Dr. Doug Pleatman, 59, was killed Friday morning in the crash of his 1961 PA-24 Piper Comanche airplane near Garberville. The local weather at the time of the crash was fog and rain. Witnesses said they did not hear an engine and that a wing clipped a tree and the aircraft cartwheeled to the ground […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Hi 5 Taekwondo athlete brings home bronze

Saejin Yi poses with her well-deserved bronze medal. Courtesy photo

The USA Taekwondo National Poomsae team recently competed at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  There were 46 countries competing in 36 divisions with each and every athlete pursuing a gold medal in their respective division.  After four days of competition, the USA team brought home 20 medals (4 gold, 5 silver and […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Censuring will not censor me

As headlined Wednesday in VIllage Life, the EID Board of Directors voted 3-2 to censure me in its Nov. 10 board meeting. Censure has no impact other than an attempt by three special interest board members to unjustly inflict public disgrace upon me. The real reason for the censure attack against me is that three […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

It’s good business to give back

Why does it makes sense for a “for-profit” organization to do business with a “non-profit” organization? The most obvious response would be to promote their good “corporate citizen” image.    Altruism and social responsibility in business seems to be the current “buzz” word but it has been around longer than one might think. Many may […]

Comments Off / November 19, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition supports youth

Did you know that 11 percent of youth in ninth grade and 31 percent in 11th grade (almost 1 of every 3) in El Dorado Hills admitted to drinking alcohol in the last 30 days? And that 18 percent of 11th-graders (almost 1 of every 5) either drove after drinking or were a passenger in a car of a drinking driver […]

Comments Off / November 18, 2014 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »

Old Sac’s holiday traditions continue

Santa Claus and other holiday characters will appear at upcoming Festival of Lights shows in Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Charr Crail.

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Theatre of Lights artfully mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »