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Techno fabulous apps to kick off the New Year

This original image is of an American flag aboard a whale watching boat in Monterey. Photo illustrations by Susan Laird

Computers, smartphones and tablets are a daily fact of life for the majority of Americans in 2017. And so are program applications simply referred to as “apps.” “There’s an app for that” is a common phrase in the lingo nowadays. And it’s hardly surprising: more than 1,000 new apps are uploaded to the iTunes App Store […]

No Comment / December 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Gallery at 48 Natoma explores ‘The Art of Illustration’

"Magical Read" illustration by Isabella Kung. Courtesy photo

Cindy Abraham Gallery director Winter is the time to get cozy and grab a good book in front of the fireplace, perhaps read to a child. We can all recall the time spent as a youngster being read to by a parent or teacher and getting lost in a good story — mesmerized by the imaginative illustrations […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art of the app: Roll up your Christmas list with a few

Radio waves power the electronics that drive our smart devices. These invisible waves surround members of society everywhere they go. The free Architecture of Radio app allows anyone to "see" this "secret" world. Screenshot by Susan Laird

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. As we go to press, Advent is nearly over, Christmas is around the corner and New Year’s Day is just a little over a week out. Hopefully all your Christmas shopping is done by now. But just in case you forgot someone, here are a few iOS […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Outlook for today’s investors: Less certainty — but potential opportunities

Iain Marshall

The world of today is vastly different from the one that existed in, say, 1974. Innovations such as the Internet, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and so on have made our lives more enjoyable, efficient and productive in many ways, and have vastly improved our access to the world’s knowledge. Yet when it comes to one […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

El Dorado County libraries — so much more than books

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the web to determine your next career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Education becomes locally controlled

A new era in education has ushered in changes of epic proportions that shift decision-making power from the state to our local districts. It is our duty as educators, parents and community members to fully understand the products of this ground-breaking transition and opportunity to shape our own future. The Common Core State Standards have […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

‘Lead the way’ Oak Ridge principal challenges on first day

OAK RIDGE High School principal Paul Burke, rear left, poses for a photo with a group of students on the first day of school.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Last Thursday incredible energy filled the air on Oak Ridge High School’s first day and a rally held set a respect-for-all tone for the year. The recent gym expansion allowed all 2,434 students to attend the Welcome Rally together. “This helps facilitate a spirit of belonging and togetherness,” Principal Paul Burke told Village Life. “It also […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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