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The Trade supports better lives for women

When Jonathan Klein entered an Oregon salon he didn’t expect inspiration to strike. The conversation: A hairdresser explained to Klein his need for 30 hair-cutting shears so he could go to Nicaragua and train women housed at a sex trafficking rescue house how to style hair. Klein shared the story with business partner Chris McCarley. The businessmen distribute Hattori […]

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Dems open office in Town Center

Democrats gather for the grand opening of the Democratic Party headquarters in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Town hall for Uppal Thursday In the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention last week the El Dorado County Democratic Party held an opening celebration on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, for its west-county campaign office located in El Dorado Hills Town Center Marketplace, just east of the now-vacant CVS drugstore location. The sparsely furnished office, […]

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EDH massage therapist accused of sexual battery

An El Dorado Hills massage therapist has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and sexual battery. Detectives arrested Patrick Lockard, 46, of Shingle Springs on Sept. 5, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press release, which also states that woman reported that she had been receiving a massage from Lockard at Massage […]

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County students perform well above state average

El Dorado County students again performed significantly higher than the state average on the 2012 California Standards Tests in all academic areas. The CST, a part of the California State Standardized Testing and Reporting Program, measures student knowledge based on the California Academic Content Standards, which are among the most rigorous in the nation. In […]

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Jamboree rollover victim dies

Rachel Gray

Rachel Anne Gray, the woman critically burned in an accident on the Rubicon Trail during the Jeepers Jamboree, has died. Longtime friend and family liaison Chris Patton confirmed that Gray, 21, of El Dorado Hills, died Sept. 1 at 11:45 p.m. Leesa Williams, Gray’s mother, wrote on the Facebook page for Gray: “Rachel’s family needs […]

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Hands4Hope honors exceptional volunteers

Hands4Hope volunteer Brayden Kono, 11, earned the Director's Choice Award for the Team Hope age group at Hands4Hope's fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner. Courtesy photo

More than 100 people applauded  local students at Hands4Hope’s fourth annual Youth Recognition Dinner at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District on Aug. 25. Youth volunteers with Hands4Hope were recognized for collectively dedicating 6,100 hours of community service to those in need in our community over the 2011-12 year.  Additionally, several local youth were singled […]

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Cousins reach Eagle Scout

Cousins from Troop 728 Steven Cooper, left, and Nathan Padilla have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Just one month apart, cousins Nathan Padilla and Steven Cooper earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The boys are with Troop 728. On July 18 Padilla was joined by family members and friends at his ceremony. Nate is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been actively involved […]

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