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Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Art Patterson named Veteran of the Year

Ponte Palmero CEO Greg Kasner, El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn,                                                                                                                                     Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, Veteran of the Year Art Patterson and Pete Conaty with the Department of Veteran Affairs, left to right, pose for a photo during the Legislature's event honoring veterans. Courtesy photo

Arthur “Art” Patterson of El Dorado County was recently named Veteran of the Year for the 6th Assembly District by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills. Patterson served in the military for 23 years, two years in the Army and 21 years in the Air Force. He was 17 years old when he joined the military by asking […]

Comments Off / July 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Department honors Fallen Dallas officers

The recent shooting deaths of several Dallas officers sent shock waves through the law enforcement community and the country. The Dallas police chief and mayor scheduled a moment of silence at noon in the Central Time Zone Friday and they were joined by law enforcement offices all over the country, including El Dorado County. Sheriff D’Agostini honored […]

Comments Off / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Paws up for Silver Award project

Troop 1879 Girl Scout Juniors Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, Ryan Cummings, Christina Lindblom and Emma Wise, left to right, recently earned the Silver Award, the highest award Girl Scout Juniors can receive, by sprucing up the dog park in Community Park. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The animal lovers who make up El Dorado Hills Girl Scouts Troop 1879 knew they wanted their Silver Award community service project to involve animals, so they worked with staff at Community Park to make the dog park a more enjoyable place for their four-legged friends to play. The girls, including Julia Bird, Madi Ciampi, […]

Comments Off / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters earns award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Executive Director Brenda Frachiseur, BBBS board member Josh Morgan, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and BBBS Development Manager Laurie Heyman, left to right, celebrate the nonprofit's award. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R- El Dorado Hills, recently named Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County Non-Profit of the Year for Assembly District 6. “I am honored to name Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County as Non-Profit of the Year. The work they have done for the children and community is […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bandaged bandit strikes

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are looking for this man, who they say robbed the Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills Friday. Courtesy photo

A man wearing bandages and sunglasses and claiming he had a gun reportedly robbed an El Dorado Hills bank Friday afternoon. Just before 3 p.m. on July 1 the suspect walked into Chase Bank on Francisco Drive, told a bank employee he had a gun and then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Progress made on Trailhead Fire

Fire crews monitor a backfire lit to quell the Trailhead Fire's growth in northern El Dorado County. Backfires, hand crews' fire lines and an aerial assault are helping firefighters get a handle on the blaze that has burned nearly 4,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. Photo by Randy Bullard

Cal Fire statistics as of July 3 Acreage/Containment: 3,936, 12% contained Unified Command: NorCal Interagency Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire on behalf of Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service. Assisting Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments from across the region. Structures Threatened: 2,600 Total Personnel: 2,127 […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »