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UPDATE: Teen found

Amy Richards went missing on Tuesday, June 3. If you see Amy or have any information call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600 or Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4715.

Amy Richards, 16, was located yesterday in the San Francisco area. Amy had used a bicycle to travel from Placerville through Sacramento and eventually to a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. She then used BART to travel into San Francisco and eventually contacted the staff at a Starbucks Coffee shop in San Francisco, where she […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Oak Ridge senior  Emily Trepagnier celebrates after receiving her diploma Friday, May 30, at the 2014 graduation ceremony in El Dorado Hills.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s Trojans celebrated graduation in style, giving the ceremony a thumbs up and, after everyone received their diplomas Friday evening, some grads even got a lift from family and friends. The ceremony included posting of the colors by Civil Air Patrol Squadron 85 and a performance by the Oak Ridge Chorale, as well as […]

2 Comments / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Four earn Marina’s first ‘Mustang Pride’ award

The first Mustang Pride recipients are graduating eighth-graders Sarah Lundell, Emily Bobrowsky, Tyler Barth and Brycen Groess, left to right. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship, service and commitment. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

How does a school raise the bar when many students already excel academically and behaviorally? That was the “happy problem” Marina Village Middle School’s assistant principal Cindy Giove said staff faced until this year’s graduating eighth-grade class was challenged to earn the Mustang Pride award as incoming sixth graders. “It stretches students to have the […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Clarksville preservation continues

A new wrought iron fence will better protect the Clarksville Cemetery from vandalism. A June 7 fundraiser will raise money to build a new front gate, repair the pillars and erect a new archway. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

2 Comments / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

H4H Food Blitz a success

Tanner Hughes, Aretha Zhu and Elle Quinn, left to right, stand in front of Walmart Folsom asking incoming shoppers if they would like to dinate to Hands4Hope's Spring Food Blitz. Courtesy photo

On May 17, Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference hosted its semi-annual Food Blitz for the Hungry to fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. Youth and adult volunteers manned the tables in front of select grocery stores, from Folsom up to Placerville, including Sam’s […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Silva Valley interchange project moving along

Granite Construction crews work on installing the stormdrain system along the new Silva Valley Parkway on the north side of Highway 50. Construction on the freeway interchange, which a new roadway connecting the north and south sides, began earlier this year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Construction equipment on the move muffles the sounds of Highway 50 traffic rushing by the Silva Valley interchange project as crews dig, spray and grade the area that will eventually become a brand new parkway. “It’s going quite well,” said project engineer Aradhana Kochar with the El Dorado County Department of Transportation. “They’ve made quite […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Pleasant Grove VP earns regional honor

Pleasant Grove’s assistant principal Hope Migliaccio won the Charter Administrator of the Year Award for Outstanding Leadership and Services. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Considered among nominees from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento, Pleasant Grove Middle School’s assistant principal Hope Migliaccio won the El Dorado County Association of California School Administrators’ Charter Administrator of the Year Award for Outstanding Leadership and Services. “Three years ago the Pleasant Grove School community received a wonderful gift when Hope Migliaccio, an enthusiastic, energetic […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »