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Principal Barbara Narez ready to ‘travel and play’

Oak Meadow Elementary Principal Barbara Narez poses with some of her support team: left to right, students Capri Whipple, 7; Rianne Mogan, 7; Jasnoor Khaira, 7; and Briann Hester, 7. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Since moving to El Dorado Hills in 1987, retiring Oak Meadow principal Barbara Narez has worked at nearly every school in the Buckeye Union School District. The pinnacle of a 40-year career in education, however, was opening Oak Meadow Elementary in 2004. Specifically, Narez said it was “the enthusiasm” that came with the opening. Of […]

1 Comment / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

UPDATED: Woman killed in EDH; suspect arrainged

Anderson Swift

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an apparent robbery gone wrong outside 36 Handles Irish Pub shortly after midnight on Jan. 7. Shooting suspect Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland is being held in the El Dorado County Jail without bail. He was arraigned on multiple charges, including murder, Friday. Swift allegedly tried to rob Khrista Ibarolle, […]

2 Comments / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Canine Companion is woman’s greatest gift

Peggy Di Nocco and her service dog Felice spend every moment together. Felice helps Peggy complete tasks and keeps her company. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though El Dorado Hills resident Peggy Di Nocco was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and needed a wheelchair full time by 2006, she didn’t slow down. It wasn’t until the outgoing mother of two slipped in the shower and waited there for nearly two hours until her husband John got home that Peggy and […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Malibu woman arrested on alleged movie studio scheme

A Malibu woman faces a 32-count indictment, unsealed Nov. 6, for an alleged fraud scheme related to construction of a movie studio — with one of the supposed locations in El Dorado Hills. Carissa Carpenter, 51, was arrested Nov. 5 in Venice on charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to a government […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Michelin named to optometry board

An El Dorado Hills woman has been appointed to the California Board of Optometry. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Oct. 13 that Rachel Michelin had been appointed to the position. “I’m a public member, it’s a volunteer position,” Michelin said. The board is made up of licensed optometrists and public volunteers. The board “looks at policy […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Sara, Karen and Ryan Ladd remember Rich, who  dies unexpectedly last year. Rich's  family and church are paying tribute to him in an upcoming concert. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

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  • Tom: I feel very lucky to have had my kids go to Oak Meadow during Principal Narez’s tenure at Oak Meadow.
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  • mark king: Repeal the illegal tax/fee. Repeal CalFire. Too much propaganda. El Dorado County was not devastated....