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Breakfast with Santa brings smiles, long lists

Four-year-old Landon, son of Matt and Jill Bakes from El Dorado Hills, sits on Santa's lap at the annual Breakfast With Santa event in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Santa Claus probably got a little tired after dozens of children hopped on his lap to share their Christmas lists at the annual Breakfast with Santa event Saturday morning. But the jolly fellow in red kept his big, bright smile and carefully listened to the wishes of all the good boys and girls who came […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Youth STARs shine bright Friday

Big smile, bigger hair —€” Corbin Gomez, 17, receives his Youth STAR award from Vision Coalition board member Sharon Hoff, as board member Rick Deubel, left, looks on and Executive Director DJ Peterson, right, reads Corbin’s accomplishments. Corbin is instrumental in the Youth Executive League, which coordinates youth activities at the El Dorado Hills Library and the Community Services District's Teen Center. Village Life photos by Mike Roberts

That glow in the sky above Town Center Friday night was El Dorado County’s youth STARs lighting up Lakehills Church, where the El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition recognized 38 amazing kids at a red carpet dinner and awards event. The winners took the stage one at a time to receive their award while a […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Aerojet leaders build bikes, surprise kids

Placerville Boys and Girls Club kids got an early Christmas present from Aerojet executives, who built 24 bikes as part of a team building exercise. The bikes were presented to the children, much to their surprise, at the Rancho Cordova Marriott Hotel on Dec. 7. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

CJ Cook put it best. “This is sooooo cool,” said the expressive 10-year-old. He’d just received a new bike, custom fitted to his husky frame, from a group of Aerojet executives he’d never met. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 120 Aerojet managers and lead engineers became overqualified bicycle mechanics for an afternoon, assembling new bikes for […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge comes through for elementary school

Be Change participants proudly pose with the check Oak Ridge High School presented to Oak Ridge Elementary. Last week's donation drive also brought in canned food and school supplies for the elementary school students. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students and staff participated in a big way in the Advanced Leadership students’ Be Change donation week events benefitting Oak ridge Elemtnary school in Sacramento. More than $1,500 in donated money was collected as well as 10,000 canned goods and 25 large bags of new and gently used clothing. Most impressively, […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Soul sisters: Cimorelli rocks the charts

"The CimFam EP," released on Dec. 4 debuted at No. 6 on iTunes U.S. Pop Chart and No. 22 on the overall iTunes album chart. Sisters Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani grew up in El Dorado Hills.

Right now the sisters in the group Cimorelli feel like a million bucks … perhaps because “Million Bucks,”the title of their first original single, has caught the attention of music lovers on iTunes. It could also have something to do with the fact that their first EP, “The CimFam EP,” charted internationally on iTunes in […]

4 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

CSD board fires John Skeel

John Skeel received the news that he had been fired Thursday night. File photo

On Friday morning John Skeel tried to describe his reaction to the news that he’d been fired the night before. “I was stunned … It’s still sinking in … I wasn’t expecting this … I’m very disappointed.” Following the public portion of the Dec. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, […]

12 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Keegan Swinney remembered as a ‘big ray of sunshine’

A photo of Keegan Swinney with his trademark smile greeted mourners at his memorial Tuesday at Silva Valley Elementary School in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Keegan Swinney loved scary movie night with his family, was always eager for a snack at school (even gluten-free crackers) and had an infectious smile. These memories and so much more were shared at the memorial service held for the 10-year-old Tuesday afternoon at Silva Valley Elementary in El Dorado Hills. Students, teachers, parents and […]

No Comment / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »