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Holocaust survivor shares story of determination

Marion Blumenthal, seen here at age 7, survived six-and-a-half years in refugee, transit and prison camps during Nazi Germany's occupation of Europe. Courtesy photo

Holocaust survivor and author of “Four Perfect Pebbles” Marion Blumenthal Lazan will share her experiences and a message of hope and tolerance at two local events. Lazan, 76, survived six-and-a-half years in refugee, transit and prison camps during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Europe. Her family of four — mother Ruth, father Walter, brother Albert and […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Seniors celebrate Halloween

Joyce and Harold Kiser

Who can resist a Halloween party? Not El Dorado Hills’ seniors, who dressed up and hammed it up for the camera at their Halloween party at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Seniors1 Joyce and Harold Kiser Seniors2 Millie Smith Seniors3 101-year-old Doris Lockness Seniors4 Carol and Rob Harris

No Comment / November 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Clowns, ghouls invade Town Center

Adelyn Franks, 4, shows off her devilish side as she waits to register for the 6 and younger costume contest. Photo by Gabriela Bhaskar

Children of all ages dressed in their best, weirdest and scariest for El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Halloween Spooktacular Monday. The Halloween event featured games, contests, fun and, of course, lots of candy. Halloween1 Adelyn Franks, 4, shows off her devilish side as she waits to register for the 6 and younger costume contest. Photo […]

No Comment / November 02, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet needs your costumes

Help 11-year-old Ryan Manriquez. No, he doesn't want you to help him break out of prison. He wants your Halloween costumes for Ryan'€™s Rockin'€™ Halloween Closet. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year old Ryan Manriquez loves Halloween and gets a huge kick out of dressing up each year. Putting on a costume is an annual treat he feels every kid should get to experience. So for his Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grade community service project, the charismatic Manriquez is launching Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet to provide […]

3 Comments / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Harry Norris seeks third term

Harry Norris

El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris said a “big fallacy” out there is that “the district’s spending is out of control.” Norris recently defended the current board’s policies over the past several years to cut costs and streamline services. More than $7 million has been cut from the budget and nearly 35 […]

1 Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Alan Day: A challenger with a message

Alan Day

Alan Day is “mad as (heck), and he’s not going take it anymore.” That’s what his campaign Website says. Day is running for El Dorado Irrigation District’s Division 5 director post. A 15-year resident of El Dorado Hills, Day says his EID bills were a shock back then, and now rates “have gone through the […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Remembering the fallen

PONDEROSA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Linda Griffiths-Gish stands inside the school's memorial honoring students who died serving their country. Right now the memorial only has one plaque — dedicated to Mathew Taylor, who died in 2007. The military mom — her son Joshua Griffiths, an Army sergeant, will be going back to the Middle East next year — said she doesn't want to see any more plaques. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Ponderosa High School unveils memorial A single, solemn plaque placed in a quiet nook next to Ponderosa’s football field will remind all who walk by that a life was lost. And the honor to SPC Mathew Taylor, a 2004 Ponderosa graduate who died in September 2007 after suffering severe injuries in a rocket-propelled grenade attack […]

2 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »