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Robbery suspect sought

Detectives are looking for this man suspected in two armed robberies. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in two armed robberies. An unidentified man armed with a handgun entered a convenience store in the 3400 block of Coach Lane in Cameron Park between 1 and 2 a.m. on March 15, according to a sheriff’s press release. […]

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

Firefighters burn home … on purpose

El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedic Dale Hemstalk stands behind a fire department explorer dousing flying debris from the burning home firefighters deliberately set ablaze Sunday afternoon as part of a training exercise. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Thick black smoke billowed in the breeze as flames leapt from a burning Sienna Ridge Road home Sunday afternoon and, all the while, firefighters stood around and watched. Occasionally, a firefighter would pick up a hose and douse smoldering debris that drifted into the air. But they let the house burn to the ground — […]

No Comment / March 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lake Forest sweeps Nature Bowl, heads to finals

Lake Forest's third-grade Nature Bowl team has some fun during the competition earlier this month. Climbing the tree are Evan Odell, Kyle Enriques and Anna Thurman, left to right, while the others stand in front, left to right: teacher Donna DeLaurentis, Matthew Medina, Savannah Hannaman, Ayden Quinones, Kara McCauley and advisor Marlaine Reilly. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest’s two Nature Bowl teams won first place in their respective age divisions March 18 and will head to the finals at Sac State in May. The third grade and fourth/fifth grade teams competed in Coloma against a dozen area schools, including neighbors Silva Valley, Lakeview and Pleasant Grove. Sponsored by the California Department […]

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

Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

Faithful Stewards programs ensure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Spirit of Benny looks to double fun run participation

Partners In Care staff helped Benny Penner's family get through a difficult time. To give back, they're organizing a fun run to raise money for the non-profit. Courtesy photo

The third annual Spirit of Benny 10K and 5K Run & Walk, benefiting local charity Partners in Care, will be held Saturday, March 22, at 8 a.m. in Placerville. “It’s been the greatest therapy ever,” said Nancy Milla of the annual fun run she directs each March in honor of her 5-year-old son Benny Penner […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen asks community to light it up blue

Matthais Zierhut wants to turn El Dorado Hills blue for World Autism Awareness Day. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old Oak Ridge sophomore is the planner and coordinator of El Dorado Hills’ first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all seven continents take part. […]

2 Comments / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mercy auxiliary hands out scholarships

Oak Ridge senior and scholarship recipient Cody Ellis, right, poses at the table with friend Kelly Coppin. Ellis plans to pursue a degree in biolodgy before entering medical school. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Future doctors, surgeons, therapists and other healthcare professionals received a helping hand from the Mercy Hospital of Folsom Auxiliary Friday as auxiliary members handed out $1,000 scholarships. Out of 21 students interviewed, 11 students from El Dorado Hills and Folsom high schools received money to continue their education, including Oak Ridge senior Cody Ellis, who […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »