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Celebrate the 4th of July at the Fireworks Jubilee

The fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center runs from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. File photo

Get ready for the fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center and enjoy the best fireworks show in the region. From 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The festivities include three live bands — Gary Mendoza Band on the […]

No Comment / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / June 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dine out for cancer victim

Deborah Hogue Howes is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Support her and her family at a July 1 fundraiser at The Purple Place. Courtesy photo

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

1 Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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 »