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Wrestling coach has right stuff

Alex Diaz, far right, with fellow coaches Mike Remer, left, and Paul Divinagracia, center, pose with the Rolling Hills and Marina Village wrestling teams during a recent practice session at Oak Ridge. Parents praised the aspiring teacher for his dedication to their kids. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The middle school wrestling season recently came to an end but parents aren’t done talking about how impressed they are with their kids’ coach — Alex Diaz. Diaz, 21, is a 2011 Oak Ridge graduate and former high school star wrestler. For the past three months, the Sac State senior spent his free time — 20 to 30 […]

No Comment / March 08, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Knitting team gives back, one cap at a time

White Rock Village knitters make caps for newborns. More participants and donations are always appreciated. Courtesy photo

When Terry Wagner was asked to be part of the White Rock Village knitting team she jumped at the chance to knit caps for area newborns and cancer patients. “The reason I help is a selfish reason really,” the White Rock Village resident said. “It feels good to volunteer and help others.” That sentiment flows […]

No Comment / March 06, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Valley View Elementary closer to opening

For two years Valley View Elementary has been ready to accommodate students, but hasn’t had the bodies to fill its classrooms. Finally, the school in the Blackstone community is closer to opening. “We are accepting registrations next year for Valley View,” said Buckeye Union superintendent David Roth by phone. “However the numbers remain fairly low […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College athletic complex a slam dunk

During the dedication ceremony, the sound of a bouncing basketball could be heard as Folsom High School men’s basketball team played the first game in the gym. Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom Lake College President Rachel Rosenthal has an answer for anyone who questions why the college should invest in athletic facilities. “The classroom is not the only place where students learn,” she said. Rosenthal made that point loud and clear at the dedication of the college gymnasium at the main campus in Folsom on Feb. […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDHCSD wins regional award

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District won the California Parks & Recreation Society’s District 2 award for exemplary programming and community engagement, specifically for the EDHCSD’s Out is In campaign last July during Parks & Recreation month. District 2 is made up of approximately 20 community services districts in the greater Sacramento area. “Our […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Feb. 26 through March 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandals strike Feb. 26: Vandalism was reported on Golden Foothill Parkway. Something suspicious Feb. 26: Deputies responded to a suspicious person report on Green Valley Road; no one was arrested. Converter theft Feb. 26: Someone stole a vehicle’s catalytic converter on Park Drive. Gotcha […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

No Comment / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »