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Slain deputy’s wife supports immigration reform, creates foundation

The Oliver family continues to grieve the loss of Danny, seen here with wife Susan and daughters Melissa and Jennie. Courtesy photo

El Dorado County resident Susan Oliver has joined the illegal immigration debate, speaking up about the Davis-Oliver Act, an immigration enforcement bill named after her husband Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Det. Michael Davis Jr. who were killed in the line of duty last year. Accused murderer Luis Bracamontes, AKA Marcelo Marquez, an […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Life without parole for murderer

Anderson Swift walks toward the elevator in the courthouse after being sentenced to life without parole on Aug. 7. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Tears and hugs followed murderer Anderson Swift’s sentencing Friday. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James Wagoner sentenced the Oakland man to life in prison without parole for the murder of Khrista Ibarolle in El Dorado Hills on Jan. 7 and other crimes related to a crime spree that began with a carjacking in Oakland and […]

No Comment / August 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hasta la vista, DJ

Raeann Jones, left, will take over as El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition executive director. She gave her now-retired boss DJ Peterson well-earned praise at his retirement fiesta last week. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When DJ Peterson is at a party, even his own party, you can bet he’s got a deck of cards in his pocket. Wearing a mischievous smile, he pulls them out and asks his wife Judi to select a card. She pulls out the 2 of diamonds. Holding it up high, the retiring El Dorado Hills […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rubik’s Cube no puzzle for Speed Cuber

El Dorado Hills teen Paul Mahvi solved a 3x3 Rubik's Cube in 6.32 seconds at the Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

His name is Paul Mahvi but since he can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than seven seconds, he’s also earned the nickname Speed Cuber. The 15-year-old Oak Ridge High School sophomore competed at the Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals 2015 in Hilton Head, SC, July 31 through Aug. 2, making the semifinals in both 3×3 and 4×4 […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New dance studio leaps onto scene

Ponderosa grad and Kinetic Dance founder/artistic director Bianca Wilde will open her new dance studio in El Dorado Hills this month. Dancers of all ages are welcome. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

There’s a new dance studio in town and its founder and artistic director Bianca Wilde can’t wait to open doors at a grand opening Saturday, Aug. 8. Wilde, 25, a Cameron Park resident, graduated from Ponderosa High School in 2008 before being accepted into Brigham Young University – Idaho’s prestigious dance baccalaureate program. While in […]

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Mother/daughter organization builds lasting bonds

Lauren Czasnojc, 14, laughs with Senior Day Care participant Jenny Weike during the El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League's visit to the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. Photo by Julie Samrick

“Do you remember your first job?” “Were you married?” “Do you have any grandkids?” Those were just some of the questions heard while girls and their mothers in the newly formed El Dorado Hills chapter of the National Charity League visited with seniors at the El Dorado Hills Senior Day Care Center last week. The […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Le brothers tee off on world course

Brothers Justin and Nicholas Le will compete at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship at Pinehurst this week. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills brothers Justin and Nicholas Le are headed to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship this week and they’re just getting started. Proud father Kevin Le chalked up their success to hard work. “We think about Tiger Woods,” he said. “If he could do it, so can Justin and Nicholas.” Incoming Rolling Hills sixth-grader Justin, […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »