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Legislation honoring Sky Mote moves forward

Marine Staff Sgt. Sky Mote

A bill to honor Marine SSgt Sky Mote, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week. H.R. 979 was introduced by Congressman Tom McClintock; it designates a mountain peak in the John Muir Wilderness, under which the Mote family gathered to camp every […]

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Middle school band plays at Raley Field

Marina Village Middle School band members play the National Anthem at Raley Field. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

On May 21 the Marina Village Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade bands played the National Anthem before the River Cats took on the Memphis Redbirds. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to play the National Anthem for the River Cats’ game,” music teacher Ben Cain said. “Is it a lot of work? Yes, absolutely. […]

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Kathi Jensen ready for an exciting ‘last third’

Kathi Jensen bids William Brooks Elementary School a fond farewell. The principal is retiring after nine years at the El Dorado Hills school and more than 32 working in education. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

“I knew I’d be a teacher when I was 5 years old and made my sister play school with me,” William Brooks’ retiring principal Kathi Jensen said of her 31 years as an educator. “I was one of the lucky ones who in kindergarten said, ‘I want to be a teacher.’” Jensen spent the first […]

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Principal Barbara Narez ready to ‘travel and play’

Oak Meadow Elementary Principal Barbara Narez poses with some of her support team: left to right, students Capri Whipple, 7; Rianne Mogan, 7; Jasnoor Khaira, 7; and Briann Hester, 7. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Since moving to El Dorado Hills in 1987, retiring Oak Meadow principal Barbara Narez has worked at nearly every school in the Buckeye Union School District. The pinnacle of a 40-year career in education, however, was opening Oak Meadow Elementary in 2004. Specifically, Narez said it was “the enthusiasm” that came with the opening. Of […]

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Party with Hands4Hope at Summer Fest

Hands4Hope will host its first Family Fun Summer Fest on Sunday, June 28, at Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. This community event for the entire family will feature live music, carnival games, a hay maze, fiber farm, bounce houses and activity booths. Guests will enjoy delicious barbecue, food truck treats, Barsotti juice and featured beers […]

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EDH woman kicks off Beat Cancer Boot Camp

El Dorado Hills fitness pro Andrea Clark has started a chapter of Beat Cancer Boot Camp. It kicks off with a presentation on Sunday, June 7, at Silva Valley Elementary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Andrea Clark combined her passion for fitness and a desire to help those living with cancer diagnoses by starting the newest chapter of the national organization Beat Cancer Boot Camp. Clark, 37, is a personal trainer, a certified cross fit trainer and she holds a college degree in exercise science. The mother of four said […]

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CHP Officer of the Year

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President John Knight stands with Officer of the Year Ian Hoey and CHP Commander Craig Root, left to right. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

Taking a proactive approach to law enforcement, California Highway Patrol Officer Ian Hoey has reached out to El Dorado County’s most rural neighborhoods and built relationships that improve resident/law enforcement relations. His community resource program has made a huge difference said CHP Commander Craig Root, Placerville office. “What one officer has done is incredible,” Root […]

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