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EDUHSD student board member shines

Oak Ridge student Gabriel Garcia serves as the students' voice on the El Dorado Union High School District School Board. Courtesy photo

Junior Gabriel Garcia attends Oak Ridge High School every day. Dedicated to his education, he completes a full day of classes and enjoys the camaraderie with his teachers, administrators and his peers. Garcia also executes the crucial role of the El Dorado Union High School District School Board’s student member, providing a strong student voice and […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pondo team takes top Academic Decathlon honors … again

Ponderosa High School Academic Decathlon team celebrates its overall win at the annual event. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Some teams get all excited when they repeat or three-peat, try 23-peating. The Ponderosa High School Bruins navigated through the 10 disciplines in the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon to take the county title for the 23rd consecutive year. The brain bowl took place at Oak Ridge High School on two days — Feb. 4 and […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Grace horses now available for adoption

Animal Services has more than 40 horses available for adoption. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County Animal Services currently has 48 horses for adoption from the former Grace Foundation facility in El Dorado Hills. The horses are of various ages and breed. “These are beautiful animals,” said Alexis Shaw, operations manager of Animal Services. “Many are very friendly and enjoy being around people. But I do want to […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rolling log torches bedroom

A flaming log rolled out of the fireplace and caught the carpet and other items on fire at this Barcelona Court home. Courtesy photo

A Barcelona Court master bedroom suffered major damage after a burning log rolled out of the fireplace and the room caught fire. El Dorado Hills firefighters responded to the residential structure fire at approximately 10:29 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, according to Fire Marshal Mike Lilienthal. “The owner of the home was evacuated after he was found […]

Comments Off / February 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Daddies and daughters share the love

El Dorado Hills resident Brian Samrick had two beautiful dates for the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance — his daughters Catherine, 8, left, and Natalie, 6. Photo by Whitney Kahn

Daddies and daughters dressed up and danced the night away at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. The event is so popular, the EDHCSD hosted two dances this year — Friday and Saturday nights — in the gym. “Both nights were sold out with 200 per night and we opened […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Psych eval sought for EDH murder suspect

Accused murderer Anderson Swift, right, speaks with his attorney Mark Ralphs in  Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Monday, Feb. 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A preliminary hearing was set in a Monday hearing for the man accused of killing an El Dorado Hills woman during a carjacking last month. Anderson Swift appeared with appointed attorney Mark Ralphs to set a preliminary hearing date, which prosecutor Bill Clark noted would require a Spanish interpreter for witnesses. The preliminary hearing is anticipated […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »