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EDH dentist fighting for special needs patients

El Dorado Hills dentist Rodney Bughao serves special needs patients who require anesthesia and trained hospital staff during dental procedures. He's currently working with a group to ensure these patients are not forgotten. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rodney Bughao of El Dorado Hills serves a unique population in his dental practice — people who cannot receive dental services in a traditional dental office setting, but who must be put under general anesthesia in a hospital. “I work with sleep apnea patients one day a week,” said Bughao, “but 98 percent of my […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

PTSD: Trauma lingers long after danger has passed

William Blalock, seen here with his wife Betty at home in El Dorado Hills, lived for years with undiagnosed PTSD.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

This part 1 of a three-part series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD affects an estimated  7 percent of the general U.S. population at some time in their lives, but this series focuses on PTSD as it affects those in the military and their families. William Blaylock of El Dorado Hills didn’t know he had Post […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘My Seven Gifts’ tells it all

Book: “My Seven Gifts: A Surrogate’s Story” Author: Tawni Rae Publisher: Two Harbors Press, 2014, 140 pages, softcover and e-book versions Much has been written about adopting a child, about the heartbreak of not being able to have a child and all the methods attempted to have a child. Most of it is from the prospective parent’s point […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Science Olympiad expands the mind

Science masters — The Rolling Hills Middle School Science Olympiad team, clockwise from left front, includes Andrew Tang, Eric Zhao, Stephanie Warrior, Prachi Sood, Chris Zinser, Anthony Pham, Nicholas Pham, Mattie Vanhonsebrouck, Chris Tharratt, Misbah Shafi, James Yoon, Nidhi Vedantam, Tanushree Jain and Lynn Yang. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Sheldon and Leonard pay attention — 15 sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth-grade scientists are sharpening their brains and expanding their creativity to blow the Big Bang Theory and other science concepts right out of the water. Rolling Hills Middle School’s 2014 Science Olympiad team meets every Thursday after school with advisor Ryan Rutkin. At home, […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Untangle’ offers unflinching portrayal of absue

“Untangle: You Can’t Save Others Until You Save Yourself,” by Shirlee Scribner, published November 2013 by Scribner Media Inc., 258 pages, softcover and ebook versions. When  El Dorado Hills resident Shirlee Scribner was 10 she witnessed a traumatic event between her parents, an event that precipitated the birth of her youngest brother, Dallas, and the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pleasant Grove House sinking into the dust of history

THE PLEASANT GROVE House was a point of exchange on the Pony Express between 1860 and 1861. It is located on Green Valley Road across from Pleasant Grove Middle School. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Pleasant Grove House, across the street from Pleasant Grove Middle School on Green Valley Road in Rescue, is slowly sinking into the dust of history. Surrounded by chain-link fence and minus a few outbuildings, the former road house and Pony Express stop is deteriorating daily and no one can stop it. The house was built […]

1 Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

El Dorado County schools earn ‘distinguished’ awards

Ten El Dorado County elementary schools, representing five school districts, received recognition as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.The California Distinguished School Award identifies and honors schools with demonstrating educational excellence for all students and in showing significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Northside Elementary from Black Oak Mine Unified School District; Silva Valley Elementary, Oak […]

Comments Off / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »