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Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Silver Star recipient Gary Klopfenstein, holding his flight helmet, recenlty received the award earned 45 years ago when his actions saved lives in Vietnam. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

No Comment / June 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

H4H reaches out to foster teens

The Hands4Hope Youth Board hosted its third annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefitting the Foster Family and Adoptive Services program's high school seniors. The ?event raised $3600, $2700 of which was donated to the beneficiary, with the remainder being used by the Youth Board for additional outreach projects. Pictured top row, right to left: Haley Leholta, Samantha Hodson, Erica Lautrup, Jamin Sagay, Eden Broughton, Julia Phillips and Suzy McLoed  (of Foster Family Adoption Services); bottom row, right to left: Ameshah Prabaharan, Brianna Lauren, Niagara Pal, Noopur Khachane and Katie Hasko. Courtesy photo

The third annual Hands4Hope Youth Board Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser held earlier this spring was a huge success, raising $3600 for Foster Family and Adoption Services and other H4H Youth Board projects. The Youth Board chose Foster Family Services after listening to speakers from two local agencies and feeling a connection with the struggles of teen foster children. […]

No Comment / June 23, 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 […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dog lost for 20 months reunited with EDH family

The Braun family poses with Murphy after being reunited with their dog on Father's Day. Murphy survived in the Tahoe National Forest near Foresthill after being separated from her family for 20 months. Left to right are Matthew, Finegan, Erin, Nathan and Morgan Braun with their beloved 7-year-old golden retriever. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

On Oct. 6, 2012, the Braun family’s golden retriever Murphy, startled by a gun shot, bolted into the Tahoe National Forest near an off-trail campsite at Hell Hole reservoir. Over the next two days they scoured the area for Murphy but that Sunday evening they went home to El Dorado Hills without their beloved pet … but the […]

No Comment / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marble Valley students bring computer to life

Seventh-graders Jordan Tirona, Madison Ridolfi, Deniz Sert and Sadie Porter help build the computer dying a special class at Marble Valley Academy earlier this year. Courtesy photo

Kevin Saunders Athletic Director Marble Valley Academy Before the final school bell rang, some Marble Valley students enjoyed the hands-on opportunity to build a computer. The project started as an idea from their computer teacher Josh Kneeland. He proposed the idea to Principal Gwen Andrus, who loved it and relayed the request to the members […]

No Comment / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Open house highlights Town Center apartments

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Last Wednesday a community open house was held at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station to highlight a proposed 250-unit luxury apartment complex in Town Center. Representatives from the developer, Stockton-based A.G. Spanos Companies, and county employees were on hand to answer questions during the public comment phase of the project, which concludes June 25.

Once the 30-day public comment period is closed, the county will give its recommendations to the Planning Commission June 26. If the project is approved, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will vote on it July 29. If all goes as planned, A.G. Spanos regional vice president Alexandros Economou said construction could begin in early 2015.

2 Comments / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Officer of the Year: Sean Nichols

El Dorado Hills Rotarian David Roth stands with the California Highway Patrol Officer of the Year Sean Nichols and Placerville office CHP Commander Craig Root. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Following in his father’s footsteps, California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Nichols received the Officer of the Year award at the June 4 Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. “He represents us and our community very well,” said CHP Commander Craig Root, Placerville office. Sean’s name will go on the same plaque that bears […]

No Comment / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »