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‘Uppal’ battle to unseat McClintock

Democrat Jack Uppal is running for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. His wife Kate Uppal is his campaign manager. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

“Moderate is not a dirty word,” said upstart Democrat Jack Uppal, 57, who faces an uphill battle against incumbent Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, for California’s 4th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Uppal’s economic policy is a mix of “trickle up” relief for a beleaguered middle class, which he sees as the […]

7 Comments / May 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Beyonce teams with Dr. Phil to save mom, eight puppies

The Grace Foundation and Dr. Phil saved this Jindo and her puppies. Photo by Lisa Van Dyke, EDDOG

Tiny pup Beyonce’s mission to save the lives of other homeless dogs and cats was put into action when her rescue group, The Grace Foundation of Northern California, received a call from a family friend of Dr Phil. Dr. Phil had received information about a Jindo (Korean breed of dog) with eight puppies that were slated to […]

No Comment / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sample ballot pamphlets on the way

El Dorado County registered voters should start checking their mailboxes for the June 5 Consolidated Presidential Primary Election Sample Ballot Pamphlet. More than 36,000 pamphlets were recently mailed to polling place voters. The sample ballot pamphlet provides voters with important information about items to be voted on this election. In addition, the voter’s polling place location is printed […]

No Comment / May 02, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Run It Forward

Granite Bay Soccer mom and Run It Forward founder Erika Small, left, was inspired by El Dorado Hills dad Jason Harper, center, and his Be Change program. Both are part of a non-stop, eight-runner relay the length of historic Route 66 to benefit underprivileged kids along the route. El Dorado Hills soccer mom Kelly Shaddix will manage logistics. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Think cheerleaders are airheads, or soccer moms don’t think outside the universe of their school district? You haven’t met former Oakland Raiderette Erika Small, who envisioned Run It Forward, a grand “pay it forward” to benefit underprivileged kids in the nation’s heartland. “People talk … they complain about the economy, their school systems, lost opportunities […]

2 Comments / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Trisha Gallaway

Trisha A. Gallaway has been named the 2011 Air Mobility Command Public Affairs Outstanding Communication Tactical Level Civilian of the Year. Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support. Gallaway is a public affairs specialist assigned to the […]

No Comment / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Marina Village fundraiser exceeds goal

Kami Larsen Marina Village P.E. teacher, left, and Vice Principal Cindy Giove get ready to head out for a great day of golf at Empire Ranch. Courtesy photo

The students of Marina Village Middle School will be the recipients of a brand shiny new computer lab and more. The first golf tournament, dinner and auction raised more than $30,000, smashing the $20,000 goal. Marina Village staff would like to thank all of the people in the community who worked to put on the […]

No Comment / May 01, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH teen honored for life-saving skills

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Evan Yanagihara, 17, received an award for saving the life of his friend and fellow cadet, Anthony Smith, at a meeting of a local squadron of CAP on April 26. Both teens are El Dorado Hills residents. The award was for a life threatening event that happened on July 28 of last […]

1 Comment / May 01, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »