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U.S. Bank helps foster kids

U.S. Bank and CASA staff and advocates come together during a special event during which the bank donated to the advocate program. Left to right are: Kathy Hurd (CASA), Ray Lang (CASA), Colleen Roatch (CASA), Val Davidson (CASA), Pamela Maxwell (U.S. Bank) and John Adams (CASA). Courtesy photo

PLACERVILLE — More local foster kids will have a CASA advocate to help them find safe, permanent homes thanks to a $10,000 grant from U.S. Bank. Each year approximately 500 abused and neglected children in El Dorado County are court ordered for a CASA advocate after being pulled from their homes by Child Protective Services and […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD pushes the great outdoors this July

Kyd Zone participants kick off the EDHCSD"s "Out is In" campaign in honor of July being Parks and Recreation month nationwide. Look for the sign at a park near you. Left to right are: Gollin Pelto, Winston Long, Alex Huss, Luke Chi, Michael Farley. Lindsey Levine, Samantha Leitner, Natalie Colfescu and Neha Hariharan. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Out is in. “Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults don’t spend enough time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air,” the National Recreation and Park Association wrote in a statement to cities and community services districts nationwide. “This year’s national theme ‘Out is […]

No Comment / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Giove leaves Marina for principal job

Marina's Cindy Giove will leave to take a principal job in Auburn. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

After three years as Marina Village Middle School’s assistant principal Cindy Giove will leave her post to be the principal at E.V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School in the Auburn Union School District. In a letter to parents June 9 Giove wrote: “How lucky I am to have so many wonderful students and families to […]

No Comment / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Fireworks Jubilee

The fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center runs from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. File photo

Get ready for the fifth annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center and enjoy the best fireworks show in the region. From 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, guests of all ages can ring in Independence Day at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The festivities include three live bands — Gary Mendoza Band on the […]

No Comment / June 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH dentist fighting for special needs patients

El Dorado Hills dentist Rodney Bughao serves special needs patients who require anesthesia and trained hospital staff during dental procedures. He's currently working with a group to ensure these patients are not forgotten. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rodney Bughao of El Dorado Hills serves a unique population in his dental practice — people who cannot receive dental services in a traditional dental office setting, but who must be put under general anesthesia in a hospital. “I work with sleep apnea patients one day a week,” said Bughao, “but 98 percent of my […]

No Comment / June 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dine out for cancer victim

Deborah Hogue Howes is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Support her and her family at a July 1 fundraiser at The Purple Place. Courtesy photo

The Purple Place Bar & Grill in El Dorado Hills will host a fundraiser for Deborah Hogue Howes, who is currently undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. She is an El Dorado Hills mom of two young girls at Lakeview Elementary School and a son at Oak Ridge High School. Howes was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer […]

No Comment / June 26, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Late but not forgotten: Gary Klopfenstein earns the Silver Star

Silver Star recipient Gary Klopfenstein, holding his flight helmet, recenlty received the award earned 45 years ago when his actions saved lives in Vietnam. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Assault-helicopter pilot Gary Klopfenstein flew so many missions in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, he lost count. Highly trained, the pilot kept himself and his flight crews alive with proper planning and by-the-book execution. That, he knew, would raise the odds of a good outcome in a war that seemingly had no end and, […]

No Comment / June 25, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »