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Travel the world without leaving home

STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD are coming to California this summer to study American culture. Consider becoming a host family. Courtesy photo

Host families are needed for exchange students for three-and-a-half weeks this summer. Education First’s Educational Homestay Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international student exchange. We know that today’s world is a global one, and that it is exceedingly important for young people to expand their horizons. Our programs allow students ages 12-18 to experience life […]

No Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Birthday boy wins Pinewood Derby

Nicholas Stolecki, age 11, with his Pinewood Derby Finals Commemorative Sam HarryTrophy.

On his 11th birthday Nick Stolecki took home the trophy at the local Pinewood Derby Finals. Nick’s pinewood derby car posted a lightning fast new track record of 3.04 seconds and raced against the fastest cars from the local Cub Scout packs. This annual event was held at Silva Valley Elementary school on Saturday, Jan. […]

No Comment / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH fire captains fight disciplinary actions, counter with lawsuit

Two El Dorado Fire captains placed on paid administrative leave for alleged, undisclosed actions against a pregnant firefighter await the outcome of arbitration regarding the fire district’s disciplinary actions, and a federal lawsuit the men filed last year. Dave Merino and Steve Maranville, pulled off duty 22 months ago, claim the El Dorado Hills Fire […]

2 Comments / February 16, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Go for a hike (and more) with the American River Conservancy

Wakamatsu/Gold Hill walk and historic tours First & third Saturdays in March, April & May 10 a.m. to noon Join ARC trained docents for a firsthand look at the property recently acquired by ARC. This ranch is an interesting mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, blue and live oak forest, sweeping vistas and prime agricultural soil.  […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pit bull attack scars teen and her pooch

BANDAGES AND WOUNDS —€” Audrey Johnson and her dog Bella survived a vicious attack. An out-of-control pit bull belonging to a neighbor injured them both. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Audrey Johnson, 16, was walking her energetic 7-year-old miniature schnauzer, Bella, back from Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills shortly after noon on Saturday. She ran into her Riviera Drive neighbor Felicia Raquipiso, who lives directly across from the park’s parking lot. Raquipiso warned Audrey that Spider, the family’s medium sized, one-and-a-half-year-old un-neutered pit bull, […]

12 Comments / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

America and Tom Barbieri El Dorado Hills Married 64 years  America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.”

Asked the Senior Valentine luncheon in El Dorado Hills America and Tom Barbieri, El Dorado Hills, married 64 years. America: “A lot of arguments and a lot of love. Anyone who says different is lying.” Tom: “You have to have a sense of humor. My hearing aids also help. I shut them off sometimes.” Lorraine […]

No Comment / February 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Run For Courage becomes a non-profit

RUN FOR COURAGE Team — Back Row: Vicki Zito, Teresa Kelley, Suzy Solorzano, Heather Olson, Trisha Peringer and Julie Cummings. Front Row:  Stephanie Loos, Jennifer Rodenberg, Ashlie Bryant, Sue Mackin and Amy Johnson. Courtesy photo

One year ago 11 women in El Dorado Hills joined together to raise awareness and money for the restoration of minor victims of sex trafficking. They planned a 5K/10K race called Run For Courage, which took place this past October in Folsom. With the support of 726 participants, countless volunteers and many generous sponsors Run […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »