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EDH woman on a mission

Oak Ridge High School graduate Lauren Kolenda leaves for Italy soon to continue working to end human trafficking. She's seen during an  outreach trip to Tanzania in 2014. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills resident Lauren Kolenda leaves for Rome, Italy, in early October to continue the work she said has been her passion since she was a freshman at Oak Ridge High School. For the next two years she will work as a mission intern to help combat human trafficking with the ReachGlobal Organization. “Italy is […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman guilty of tax fraud

SACRAMENTO — Sherry Taggart, 56, of El Dorado Hills, recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Taggart and her co-conspirator, Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, prepared tax returns for clients seeking to maximize their refunds from the Internal […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Woman uses talents to help flood victims

El Dorado Hills resident Danyelle Woodley, right, delivers a second door wreath to friend Kim Trier. Woodley is making autumn door wreaths to benefit flood victims in her Louisiana hometown. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

While El Dorado Hills mother of three Danyelle Woodley watched a youth soccer game recently, her parents called to say their Louisiana home was flooding. During the four-day period that followed, rain pounded the Baton Rouge area, causing the national media to name it The Great Flood of 2016. “Many have even called the devastation […]

1 Comment / September 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woman convicted for mortgage fraud

SACRAMENTO — After a four-day trial, a jury in Sacramento found a Roseville woman guilty in a mortgage fraud scheme involving three properties, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert recently announced. Alla Samchuk, 45, was found guilty of six counts of bank fraud, six counts of making a false statement to a financial institution, one count of […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

EDH optometrist named Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year Dr. Sheilah Titus, second from right, proudly holds her proclamation with Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon, left to right. Courtesy photo

Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-El Dorado Hills, announced that she has named Dr. Sheilah Titus, OD as her Woman of the Year. Dr. Titus is the owner of El Dorado Hills Optometric Center. “I am proud to be recognizing a long standing fixture of El Dorado Hills and a wonderful example of an outstanding businesswoman,” Gaines […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH woman fights rare diseases, calls for more awareness

Allison Kowaleski and her husband Aaron postponed their wedding due to Allison's health, but finally married in 2015. Courtesy photo

Allison Kowaleski has had a weaker immune system than most people ever since she can remember. As a child the 2006 Oak Ridge High School graduate was prone to bronchitis and was diagnosed with asthma and allergies. In adulthood the list of ailments has grown. Constantly fatigued, by 2011 Kowaleski, then 22, could barely get […]

1 Comment / March 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

A happy birthday for the woman who can fly

Doris Lockness, aviatrix extraordinaire, turned 106 this month. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

At 106 years old El Dorado Hills resident Doris Lockness is a marvel and it’s not just because of her age. Decades before the feminist movement Doris was a pilot, flying small airplanes during World War II until the brink of the 21st century. She was only the 55th woman in the world to earn a commercial […]

8 Comments / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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