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Marina rallies for sick student

Marina Village students Chloe Richardson, Reagan Hunt, Sammy Parham and Joey Cooper, left to right, collect cash for Joy Lanham's family last Thursday morning. The eighth-grader was recently diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Julie Samrick

As soon as Joy Lanham’s Marina Village ohana found out the eighth-grader was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, a fundraiser was planned for her family last Thursday. With the message “any amount will help,” Joy’s friends and teachers rallied to raise funds for the family so they don’t need to worry about things […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Juliette Geney

El Dorado Hills Rotary Student of the Month Juliette Geney holds her award with teacher Roxanne Simmons, dad Christian Geney, mom Kirsten Geney, Lakeview Elementary Principal Judy Chance, Rescue Union Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye Union Superintendent David Roth, left to right. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Lakeview Elementary fifth-grader Juliette Geney at its Feb. 11 meeting. “She’s such a wonderful student,” Principal Judy Chance said. The teachers and staff like her so much, they don’t want to let her go to middle school next year, Chance joked. Juliette enjoys art and math and […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »