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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 »

Accidental shooting ends EDH woman’s life

Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an accidental shooting in a Carmichael apartment Saturday. Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski, 18, went to Oak Ridge High School and, according to her Facebook profile, worked at Togo’s in Cameron Park. Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Kenyatta Brown on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter; he’s being held at the Sacramento County Jail and is […]

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

Cameron Park woman calls cousin’s train heroics ‘awesome’

Alek Skarlatos, right, was happy to reunite with his mother Heidi Hansen earlier this summer after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. Skarlatos and friends were awarded France's highest honor Monday for foiling a terrorist attack while traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris. His cousin who lives in Cameron Park said she wasn't surprised by his actions. Courtesy photo

Carmichael native Alek Skarlatos was traveling in Europe with childhood friend Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler when they became instant heroes to the world. While traveling from Amsterdam to Paris by train the trio’s instincts kicked in when they reportedly heard a gunman loading ammunition in the restroom. Once the man exited, Skarlatos, 22, propelled […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shingle Springs woman earns community college board award

Rochelle Franco

Rochelle Franco was recently honored by the California Community College Board of Governors as one of the four 2015 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year. She was selected for recognition out of thousands of community college classified employees from throughout the state. Franco, 43, lives in Shingle Springs and works at Folsom Lake College. She […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

EDH woman kicks off Beat Cancer Boot Camp

El Dorado Hills fitness pro Andrea Clark has started a chapter of Beat Cancer Boot Camp. It kicks off with a presentation on Sunday, June 7, at Silva Valley Elementary. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Andrea Clark combined her passion for fitness and a desire to help those living with cancer diagnoses by starting the newest chapter of the national organization Beat Cancer Boot Camp. Clark, 37, is a personal trainer, a certified cross fit trainer and she holds a college degree in exercise science. The mother of four said […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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