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Local team heads to national championship

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS-BOUND  — Bottom row from left: Emma Seymour, Courtney Freas, Lauren Helwig, Brooklyn McCracken, Kalena Holly. Top row from left: Coach AJ Utush, Maddie Papenfuss, Malia Darke, Robin Klos, Nicole Peoples, Kiera Utush, Janae DeFazio, Audrey Salvador, Kayla Garcia, Assistant Coach Phil Darke. Courtesy photo

The USA Stars U14 girls team took home the US Youth Soccer Region IV soccer championships in Boise, Idaho last month and will represent the West in Frisco, Texas July 26- 31 at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. “This is a really big deal,” said parent Becca Darke. “Think your local team going to the […]

No Comment / July 10, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

A visionary leader: Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet leads coalition

El Dorado Community Vision Coalition Executive Director Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet said her passion for helping youth will help the coalition reach its goals. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet has taken the helm as the executive director the El Dorado Community Vision Coalition. “Stephanie Edwards-Norfleet’s experience and background in working with non-profit organizations was outstanding,” said coalition board Vice President Bill Wild. “The entire interview panel agreed that Stephanie would be a great executive director and would be a positive addition to El Dorado […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Taz topples Broadstone

Will Kirk was one of Saturday's high point earners against Broadstone. Photo by Eric Boucher

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team hosted neighbors the Broadstone Barracudas Saturday, winning 439-350. It was Taz’ second meet and first win of the season, losing to longtime rival the Park Terrace Penguins May 21. The Taz 11-12 girls took first, second and third places in the 100-yard Individual Medley, 50-yard freestyle and […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Measure E: Roads war rages on

El Dorado County voters are being asked to make decisions about how future growth should be managed. Two initiatives, Measures E and G, appear on the June 7 ballot. Measure E deals with issues related primarily to new development of residential properties and the transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate both the new and existing residents. […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisor Mikulaco and roads

EDITOR: Supervisor Ron Mikulaco acted like the worst of politicians in his letter to the editor on March 7. Rather than own his votes to gut General Fund spending on road maintenance, he tried to confuse the facts. The facts are simple: He and the four other county supervisors voted to gut all General Fund […]

2 Comments / March 13, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’ visit Crocker Museum

Ai Weiwei created contemporary versions of the 12 Chinese zodiac animal heads from the famed 18th-century fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace) that were pillaged in 1860 during a raid by French and British troops. Courtesy photo

Internationally acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze” series will be on view at the Crocker Art Museum through May 1. Artist, curator, architectural designer and social activist Weiwei is arguably the best-known and most successful contemporary artist in China. Born in Beijing in 1957 to the celebrated poet Ai Qing, Weiwei was […]

Comments Off / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Wally spreads (more) cheer on Friendship Day

Wally Richardson greets a group of students with bookmarks to motivate themselves and others during Marina Village Middle School's second annual Friendship Day. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Wally Richardson is known in the Villages of Lake Forest for his smile and for waving to anyone who crosses his path. Last Friday the El Dorado Hills resident and his wife Jenny passed out bookmarks to Marina Village Middle School students so they might also spread cheer to others. “Keep one bookmark and give […]

1 Comment / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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