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Marina Village names its ‘heroes’

Ethan Horn, Bella Orciuoli and Erika Ingram (not pictured) researched how to Save Water and detailed how they'd start a water saving reward system for Marina students. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

All Marina Village seventh graders were challenged by their English teachers to “embrace an issue that is important in your school or community.” Seventh-grade English teachers, principal George Tapanese and Village Life chose Jessica Garver from Mrs. Doig’s class and the team of Ethan Horn, Erika Ingram and Bella Orciuoli from Mrs. Guardino’s class as […]

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Local cyber crimes expert pens book

Alexis Moore

El Dorado Hills resident Alexis Moore survived a cyberstalking situation before there was even a name for it and she’s now become a tireless victim advocate and sought-after expert who helps others defend themselves against stalking, identity theft, domestic violence and cyber abuse. Her new book “Cyber Self-Defense” (Lyons Press) hit stands Oct. 7 in […]

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Norm Rowett remembered as tireless volunteer, gifted mediator

Norm Rowett speaks at his friend Wayne Lowery's retirement party a few years back. Photo by Mike Roberts

If there ever was a Mr. El Dorado Hills, it was Norm Rowett. The steadfast community volunteer died Oct. 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 78. Since he moved to El Dorado Hills in 1977, Rowett was committed to his town’s betterment and he spearheaded what would become pivotal undertakings in its […]

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Michelin named to optometry board

An El Dorado Hills woman has been appointed to the California Board of Optometry. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Oct. 13 that Rachel Michelin had been appointed to the position. “I’m a public member, it’s a volunteer position,” Michelin said. The board is made up of licensed optometrists and public volunteers. The board “looks at policy […]

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Hands4Hope ball an out-of-this-world success

H4H Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Bassett,  Jan Ibarra, H4H Parent Advisory Committee member Yoko Kono and Danton Kono enjoy the Intergalactic Shindig held earlier this month. The event raised more than $25,000 for youth enrichment programs. Photo by Samantha DeLeon

Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Costume Ball, dedicated to supporting the nonprofit’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities, brought together aliens, Jedi and other zany characters at Lakehills Covenant Church earlier this month. The generosity of attendees was, like the theme, out of this world. The live and […]

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EDH Crime Watch Oct. 17-21

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No guns allowed Oct. 17: Deputies followed up on a reported that a person restricted from owning firearms on Marigola Way did have weapons. They reportedly found the 43-year-old suspect in possession of multiple illegal firearms and arrested him. Kicked in Oct. 17: Thieve […]

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EDH community mourns slain Sac deputy

Deputy Danny Oliver

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy and El Dorado County resident Danny Oliver, 47, was killed in the line of duty while investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle on Oct. 24. Oliver and another deputy approached a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a motel in the 2000 block of Arden Way around 10:30 a.m. Friday. A […]

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