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Beyonce staying at The Grace Foundation

Beyonce will become a Grace Foundation ambassador for shelter dogs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Beyonce, the tiny pup that has inspired “awws” from people around the world will stay with The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills, serving as an ambassador for rescue dogs. “After much consideration we have decided that Beyonce will not be going up for adoption at this (time),” states a press release issued by The Grace […]

No Comment / April 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

‘Regular guy’ Mikulaco jousts with Knight

District 1 supervisor candidate and avid gardener Ron Mikulaco offered the El Dorado Hills Community Coalition a temporary home for its community garden in 2011. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Ron Mikulaco is challenging John Knight for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Mikulaco describes himself as “enthusiastic, passionate and hard working … a regular guy, a man of the people, not a career politician.” He came out firing at a recent candidate forum, proclaiming, “It’s time for ordinary […]

No Comment / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

John Knight runs on his record

Supervisor John Knight sticks by his classic Mercedes and his record on the board. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Shortly after El Dorado Hills’ voters elected John Knight to his District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2008 Village Life predicted that his vehicle, a tired 1984 Mercedes that looked every bit of its 335,000 odometer reading, wouldn’t survive his first term. The suspension and upholstery had sagged to […]

4 Comments / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Are you smarter than a 4th Grader?

The Jackson Elementary and Marina Village Middle School's team of fifth- and sixth-grader is going to the Nature Bowl State Finals at California State University, Sacramento, on May 5. The sudents are: Grace Cronin, Hailey Klaff, Brenden Groess, Sydney Oberg, Rachel Davis, Jordan Allen, Joseph Delessi Nathan Klaff, Archita Bhattacharya, Margaret Asperheim, Seth Ranaweera and Bryce Groess. Courtesy photo

COLOMA — Christina Gomez holds two bags in her hands and asks, “Paper or Plastic?” She tosses them both to the ground and confidently answers her own question, “Neither.” nstead, she suggests her audience skip the grocery store and consider participating in a community garden. “It’s fresher, has no pesticides, and you can grow it […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

ORHS student heads to national Poetry Out Loud final

Corbin Gomez is all smiles after his win at the California Poetry Out Loud contest. Photo by Brian Baer/California Arts Council 2012

Corbin Gomez, a senior at Oak Ridge in El Dorado County, took first place in the 2012 California state finals of Poetry Out Loud. Mohammad Shehata, a senior at Clovis West High School in Fresno County, was the first runner-up and will represent California in the national finals if Gomez is unable to attend. Jonathon […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Church volunteers build baskets for homeless

Janelle Zweber of El Dorado Hills helps her daughter Lindsay, 3, left, and son Nathan, 5, make Easter eggs. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Dozens of people congregated at Rolling Hills Christian Church in El Dorado Hills Saturday morning to make Easter baskets and sack lucnhes for the homeless. Assembly lines made sandwiches while at other tables families colored Easter eggs. Coordinator Stephanie Thayer said church volunteers would hand out 200 goodie bags to the homeless that include a […]

No Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Supervisor candidates vie for EDH Tea Party support

Photos by Jay Lensch

The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills’ candidate forum last week included El Dorado County Supervisorial Districts 1 and 2. Both races have a standing supervisor running for reelection opposed by a single candidate. The similarities stop there. In El Dorado Hills-centric District 1, the incumbent, longtime local resident and activist John Knight is opposed by […]

1 Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »