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Kaitlyn Dias basks in ‘Inside Out’ success

El Dorado Hills teen Kaitlyn Dias plays Riley in Pixar's new movie "Inside Out." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills rising star Kaitlyn Dias is the voice of Riley in the new Pixar film “Inside Out.” Riley is an 11-year-old who has just moved with her mom and dad from Minnesota to San Francisco and the change has been rough. Viewers get to see five personified emotions that inhabit Riley’s mind: Joy, […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire threatens homes near Latrobe

A helicopter drops water on the burning brush. The fire was contained to 7 acres.

A fire made residents in the northeastern Latrobe area nervous as flames surged through dry vegetation Wednesday afternoon. “There were homes threatened at one point,” said Cal Fire public information officer Brice Bennett. “The fire moved really fast. So we ordered a lot.” Crews from Cal Fire, El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park responded to […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troop 10 going for silver

Nicole Shedd, Isabella Cortez, Elizabeth Mahvi and Melissa Gomes, clockwise from top left, are part of Troop 10, which is collecting regular and travel size toiletries for needy local women and children. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts with Troop 10 have Silver Awards in their sights. The Rolling Hills and Marina Village eighth-graders chose to spend the 50 required hours (each) to earn the award collecting personal care items for needy women and children. When choosing a community service project, the girls said they sought out Hands4Hope founder and […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gym members flex charity muscles

Snap Fitness El Dorado Hills members pose for a shot after participating in an event to cut fabric for Sole Hope, an organization that makes shoes for people in Africa. The charitable group was inspired by a fitness instructor's class. The next event at Snap Fitness on June 27 will benefit ShelterBox. Photo by Ann Spade

Instead of talking only about push-ups or crunches, a group of Snap Fitness members in El Dorado Hills gather to talk about how to make the world a better place. El Dorado Hills residents Sue Gamache and Charmaine Vardas said inspiration struck after they started taking the popular World Class at their gym led by […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A very American holiday

Valentine Daendliker, wrapped in a Swiss flag, admires Half Dome in Yosemite. Courtesy photo

When Valentine Daendliker celebrated her first Halloween, the Rotary Youth Exchange student from Switzerland couldn’t resist dressing up like Heidi. With her blonde hair and bright smile, no one could pull it off better. El Dorado Hills Rotarians saw that smile a lot over the past 10 months as Valentine, 18, embraced her American experience, which […]

Comments Off / June 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Roth assigned new court date

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in an earlier court appearance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Latrobe man accused of killing his wife in April, was assigned a new court date during a quick Monday hearing. Roy Roth’s defense attorney Susan Gellman told visiting Judge Daniel Proud she had just received nine discs of discovery concerning her client. She requested time to sort through the information. Prosecutor Joe Alexander and co-defense attorney […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Grants help children, women

Amanda Hairston, Vanessa Zavala and Susan Read, left to right, received Wickline Scholarships at the Grants Gala. The scholarships, a gift of the late Marian Wickline, are awarded to women overcoming challenges to pursue further education. Courtesy photo

Six Western Slope nonprofits received nearly $60,000 from Women’s Fund El Dorado at its annual Grants Gala last month at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The recipient 501(c)(3) organizations were voted on by the membership of WFED, a collective giving organization that pools members’ donations. “United, we can accomplish so much for the nonprofits in our […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »