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Live the golden dream at the park

Visitors to Gold Discovery Day at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Highway 49 in Coloma, on Saturday, Jan. 21 will have a chance to pan for gold and take part in many other Gold Rush activities. Village Life file photo

What: Gold Discovery Day Who: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park  Where: Highway 49 in Coloma When: Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: No admission, $8 parking fee, fee for some activities Information: (530) 622-3470 or go to marshallgold.org One hundred and sixty-nine years after gold was discovered in the tailrace of John Sutter’s sawmill in Coloma, […]

No Comment / January 15, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Shopping buddies fill carts with necessities, cheer

Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden Brian Patrick introduces Karma, a Belgium Malinois K-9, to William, 9. Children enjoyed meeting law enforcement service dogs while participating in the Snowball shopping spree at Target Saturday. Photo by Laurie Edwards.

They partnered up two by two — Bigs and Littles, uniforms and sneakers, excited children and even more excited adults — to shop, eat and have fun together at the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Snowball Christmas shopping event on Dec. 3. Adult volunteers helped children from needy families make Christmas dreams come true. Target shopping carts […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

An unwimpy event in El Dorado Hills

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Readers of all ages: A huge event is coming to El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Nov. 19 — a one-of-a-kind, first time ever event as Jeff Kinney, author of the immensely popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series, comes to Northern California, hosted by Face in a Book bookstore. Tina Ferguson, owner of Face […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Teacher helps students build a better future

Andy Kotko

Andy Kotko has been a wheelbarrow racer and a track star, but one of his best gigs is being a first-grade teacher at Mather Heights Elementary School in Rancho Cordova, laying the foundation for learning concepts that his students will carry forward into the rest of their lives. Kotko was one of four California teachers recently […]

Comments Off / November 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Book offers a life-changing journey along the trails

Tails from the Trails WEB

Book: “‘Tails’ from the Trails” Author: Debbi Preston Publisher: 3L Publishing, November 2016, paperback, 212 pages “From conquering the trails, I shed my insecurities. From our hiking, I learned so much about myself.” — “’Tails’ from the Trails” “’Tails’ from the Trails” is the story of a relationship between a dog and her people. From puppyhood […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

‘McGhee in the Gloaming’ reveals interesting vignettes


There are two warnings with “McGhee in the Gloaming.” First, don’t read the book blurb on the back of the book and second, don’t be scared by the number of pages. Just allow yourself to drop into each one of the 24 chapters at your own pace and trust that all will be well. Although […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Freedom’ tells the next chapter for Jaycee Dugard


Book: “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” Author: Jaycee Dugard Publisher: Simon & Schuster, July 2016, Hardcover, 272 pages “Freedom: My Book of Firsts” is not the story of a survivor of an 18 year captivity — that story has already been told. It’s the story of what happens next, when a survivor must make choices […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »