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‘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 […]

No Comment / 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 »

Arrest leads to more fireworks

Evan Lyons

A man suspected of using illegal fireworks reportedly spat on and threatened a deputy and his family following the suspect’s arrest on July 4 in El Dorado Hills. At 11 p.m. that night a deputy heard what sounded like fireworks near the El Dorado Hills Library, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department press […]

Comments Off / July 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gold Cal volleyball heads to New Orleans

New Orleans bound— The Gold Cal Juniors Volleyball Club celebrates the talents of assistant coach Erika Jones, Hannah Azimi, Kayla Jurd, Danae Cochran-Ford, Cassidy Madsen, Maddie LaMont, Madison Enos, Mikayla Newsome-Rouse, head coach Karlianna Thrasher, standing left to right, as well as Holly Wold, Aubrey Kenny, Maddog Shields, Bella Danker and Gabby Grau, kneeling left to right. Courtesy photo

The Gold Cal Juniors Volleyball Club, 15-Air, will head to the USA Volleyball Junior National tournament in New Orleans, June 23-28. The girls won their spot in the coveted tournament after finishing first place, 10-0, out of 96 teams during the Far Westerns League Qualifier tournament in Reno earlier this year. The club’s season spans a […]

Comments Off / June 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fuel leaks leads to garage fire

Caution tape surrounds charred vehicles and a garage that caught fire Sunday evening on El Dorado Hills' southeast side. Firefighters' quick work contained the blaze to the garage; the attached home was not damaged. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A motorcycle fuel leak caused a garage fire in El Dorado Hills Sunday evening. Residents of 5060 Screech Owl Creek Road were “working on a project” on a motorcycle in their garage at about 5 p.m. when fuel began leaking and caught on fire, El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. “Crews did a […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

These broads got the blues

Dorothy Morrison is one of four Blues Broads coming to Folsom this Saturday. Photo by Bob Hakins

FOLSOM — Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order. Together, these exceptional vocalists and songwriters enjoy more than two centuries in blues, country, gospel and rock. Carrera Productions brings these talented ladies to Harris Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 26. The […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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