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Drug investigation clouds Union Mine

El Dorado Union High School District Superintendent Stephen Wehr, right, and El Dorado County sheriff's Lt. Tom Murdoch speak at a press conference regarding Union Mine JV football players Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz, who were hospitalized after the Aug. 28 game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A 17-year-old Union Mine student accused of selling Adderall to fellow students was arrested and appeared in court last week following an Aug. 28 incident in which two Union JV football players collapsed after their game. Officials acknowledged drug rumors during an Aug. 31 press conference focused on the conditions of Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz. Adderall, […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Residents vote for park amenities; board opts out of golf course purchase

EDHCSD General Manager Brent Dennis and Recreation Supervisor Whitney Kahn, standing, led small table groups where residents shared what’s important to them. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Approximately 30 residents participated in a public priorities workshop at the Valley View Elementary gym last month as part of the process to update the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Master Plan. Groups sat together in solidarity. A bocce ball contingent led by Carl Renner wants to see more lighting and courts at Promontory […]

5 Comments / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Marshall’s new cancer center elevates patient comfort, ease

Marshall Medical Center’s Vice President of Medical Affairs Reginald Rice and his wife Shirley, above, read the unveiled Wall of Donors inside the Cameron Park campus’ new cancer center. A ribbon cutting ceremony and guided tours took place on Aug. 27. Cameron Park Life photo by Julie Samrick

Wednesday evening Marshall Medical Center staff, patients and community leaders gathered to celebrate the Cameron Park campus’ new 8,500-square-foot cancer center where patients may now receive previously off-site cancer treatments and services in one consolidated location. “This center marks a vast improvement in convenience for our patients,” said hospital spokesperson Carrie Poggio, including access to […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park woman calls cousin’s train heroics ‘awesome’

Alek Skarlatos, right, was happy to reunite with his mother Heidi Hansen earlier this summer after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Skarlatos and friends were awarded France's highest honor Monday for foiling a terrorist attack while traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris. His cousin who lives in Cameron Park said she wasn't surprised by his actions. Courtesy photo

Carmichael native Alek Skarlatos was traveling in Europe with childhood friend Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler when they became instant heroes to the world. While traveling from Amsterdam to Paris by train the trio’s instincts kicked in when they reportedly heard a gunman loading ammunition in the restroom. Once the man exited, Skarlatos, 22, propelled […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Italy on Wheels rolling next month

Italian motorcycles, Italian cars and more will be on display at the fourth annual Italy on Wheels, Sept. 12 in Folsom. Photo by Larry Weitzman

The fourth annual Italy on Wheels Italian vehicle show takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12  at the Murer House Museum grounds, 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. Growing every year, this fine show not only features Italian superstars — Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos — but everyday cars such as […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local mom shares area go-to tips

Nicole Ratcliff manages Folsom-El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. She is pictured with husband Richard and their children Bryson, 3, Jameson, 6, Calli, 10, and Serena, 7. Courtesy photo

The long, hot days of summer with little ones can include excitement now that mother of four Nicole Ratcliff is sharing her tips for the best parks, indoor activities and more on the regional Macaroni Kid website. Since October, Ratcliff has managed the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Macaroni Kid. There are 500 Macaroni Kid […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What a ride for the Bodacious Biking Babes

The Bodacious Biking Babes celebrated 15 years of friendship, fitness and charitable giving earlier this month and toasted their team captain (in duplicate cutouts) Michele Ruscito at the event. Back row left to right: Kitty Czarnecki, Terry Shapiro, Carolyn Newcomer, Lori Scheel, Debby Stone, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Lori Molitor, Vicki Summers, Geraldine Jimenez, Lori Blank, Diana Bolton, Sue Fry, Robin Ailman, Karen Welch, Maria Popovich. Front row left to right: Wendy Slepian, Kim Fish, Michele Elliston, Alice Carpenter, Dori Keast, and Lorraine King. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Women’s cycling group Bodacious Biking Babes of El Dorado Hills has reason to celebrate. In the 15 years they’ve been riding for fun, fitness and friendship the group has grown to include 60 active participants and they’ve raised more than $750,000 for charity. “These women are not your traditional athletes looking to test their endurance and […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »