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Women’s Fund to award grants June 5

The public is invited to Women’s Fund El Dorado’s annual Grants Gala, set for June 5 at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. The $20 ticket price includes a buffet dinner; tickets and information are available online at womensfundeldorado.org. “We welcome everyone to attend and learn more about Women’s Fund as well as the […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teachers celebrated

Terry McClurg joins her husband Rescue USD Teacher of the Year Rob McClurg, Lake Forest Elementary Principal Bruce Peters, RUSD Superintendent David Swart and Buckeye USD Superintendent David Roth, left to right, for a photo after Rob received his award. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Car show dedicated to organ, tissue donation

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign begun by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes as a […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting takes the stand in own defense

Tuesday’s trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting got off to an inauspicious start with Mark Stewart, a registered professional forester who had previously worked for Nutting, repeating his desire to take the fifth against self-recrimination. This led Judge Timothy Buckley to strike his testimony and the jury admonished to disregard it. Later in the day, Teresa […]

No Comment / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Amgen 2014 brings two days of bicycle racing to local area

Professional bicycle road racing is becoming more popular in the United States, and the Amgen Tour of California is the biggest bicycle race in North America. Patterned after the famous Tour de France, which began in 1903, the ninth annual Tour of California is relatively new. Like its French forebear, it is segmented into stages […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Brooks Elementary celebrates its 50th

Park Village Elementary Principal John Taylor greets students on the very first day in January 1964. Courtesy photo

The community is invited to William Brooks Elementary’s golden anniversary May 9. The celebration will include live entertainment, an open house and school memorabilia on display in the library. El Dorado Hills’ first elementary school was Park Village Elementary when it opened its doors to 120 kindergarten to fifth-grade students in January 1964. John Taylor […]

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Grim lessons taught at ‘Every 15’

The Grim Reaper watches as firefighters tend to a body during the Every 15 Minutes program at Oak Ridge High School last week. The realistic program teaches teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One Oak Ridge student lay dead, ejected from the vehicle her best friend drove seconds before. Only the frantic wails of a second passenger could be heard as she called her best friends’ names from the back seat, pleading for them to answer. The teenage drunk driver, also an Oak Ridge student, got out of […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »