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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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Run for Education coming up

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools! Registration is now open for second annual Making the Grade Run for Education scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at the old El Dorado Hills golf course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. This fun and festive family event will […]

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Envision brings prescription discounts to county

While the national healthcare debate plays out in attack ads and Tea Party meetings, one local firm has partnered with the county to offer a lifeline to the uninsured, a prescription drug discount card that offers an average of 51 percent off the steep cash price of pharmaceuticals. The card is available free at county […]

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A window into the womb

Cindy Yacur, of InVision Ultrsound in Folsom, performs an ultrasound on Madeleine Michelle Fergusson at Starlight Starbright children's clothing store on East Bidwell in Folsom. Fergusson recently delivered a healthy baby boy. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Growing up with a biomedical engineer for a father, Cindy Yacur, owner of Invision Ultrasound in Folsom, was familiar with complicated medical equipment and none fascinated her more than the ultrasound machine. In high school Yacur worked in veterinary medicine and continued down the medical path, working in pharmaceutical sales. When a few friends were looking to sell a […]

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Wine, Cheese and Brew to rock former golf course

Hip Service, Sacramento’s favorite dance party, returns to the former El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. for the Firefighters’ Association’s 40th annual Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival. The Hipsters have delivered their butt-shaking mix of old-school soul, knee-buckling funk, throwback disco and hip hop cool at the last […]

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‘The best year …’

Lauren Kille called Belguim home for nearly a year and the El Dorado Hills teen spent a lot of time traveling round Europe during her Rotary Youth Exchange experience. Courtesy photo

Lauren Kille of El Dorado Hills speaks fluent French. She also eats french fries with meatballs and rabbit sauce … and likes it, at least while living in Belgium. Instead of attending her junior year at Oak Ridge High School, the 17-year-old spent the school year abroad, studying at the College St. Habelin in Belgium […]

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