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Join El Dorado County’s Teen Court

El Dorado County Teen Court is now recruiting new student participants for the spring program. Teen Court is a unique and highly successful program that actively involves teens in the local judicial system. The program operates in both Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. After completing mandatory orientation training, teens serve as personnel in real court […]

No Comment / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Visually impaired teen finds his stride

Legally blind Oak Ridge High School freshman Mitchell Foster completed the 2.62-mile CIM fun run in December. Courtesy photo

Erik and Terri Foster had a feeling that their son Mitchell Foster had poor vision despite being told otherwise by eye doctors for years. He had some milestone delays as a baby and did sit extremely close to the TV, but he’d always thrived as an athlete. After years of frustrating misdiagnoses, the mystery was finally […]

No Comment / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen scores with soccer charity

Oak Ridge junior Jack Handen has organized a charity youth soccer tournament this Saturday, Dec. 3 with proceeds benefiting other youth in the greater Sacramento area who need financial aid to play the game. “I think it’s sad when someone has to give up a sport because it is not financially viable,” Jack said. “I […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen dies in wreck

EL DORADO HILLS — A Roseville teenager died in a Monday night wreck. Domingo Dionicio, 19, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a tree, according to California Highway Patrol reports. On June 20 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Juan Melgarujpan, 20, from Roseville was driving a 2007 Honda Civic at a high […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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