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Shane Rogers keeps fighting

The Rogers family continues to fight leukemia, staying positive and focused. Courtesy photo

Since his cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2012 third-grader Shane Rogers and his family have kept their eyes on the prize — stay the course and knockout leukemia one strong punch at a time. Back pain during a family reunion led to the shocking news the otherwise vibrant boy had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia — […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cap Stage concludes ‘power’ season with ‘Elaborate Entrance’

SACRAMENTO — Kristoffer Diaz’ Pulitzer Prize nominated play “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” makes its Sacramento debut at Capital Stage this summer. Slamming together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters, and geopolitical allegory, the play is a uniquely invigorating theatrical experience. “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” runs from July 10 through Aug. 11 with a press […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘V’ for Victory: Student headed to state science fair

Golden Hills student Paloma DiMugo shows off her winning science project. She heads to the California State Science Fair later this month. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three Golden Hills School seventh graders placed in last month’s Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair and one of them will take her science project to the California State Science Fair. Paloma DiMugo, 12, took first place in the regional competition in the category of Physical Science with her project that explored why birds fly […]

No Comment / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dignity Health grants help thousands

Michael Ricks, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom, left, presents grants checks to Tara Baltzley (Powerhouse Ministries), Brad Squires (Orangevale Food Bank) and Eric Fimbres (The Effort), left to right, at the Dignity Health Community Grants luncheon. Courtesy photo

• 28 local non-profits receive grants to help fund programs SACRAMENTO — Dignity Health, which operates the Mercy, Methodist and Woodland affiliate hospitals in the greater Sacramento region, has awarded $741,206 in grant funding to 28 non-profit organizations in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo counties. The grants, from $5,000 to $50,000, will build capacity in the […]

2 Comments / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

it’s Kids Time in Town Center

it's Kids Time owner Jonna Keledjian checks in with Natalie Mulert, 4, left, and Kaylin Keledjian, 4, at the Tick Tock preschool. Photo by Roberta Long

What are parents to do with little children when their working hours are irregular, they have no family members or nannies to cover for them, and daycare hours are not flexible? That was the situation Jonna Keledjian of El Dorado Hills faced daily with her three children — Ashlyn, now 10; Lauren, 7; and Kaylin, 4. […]

No Comment / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Endeavor to promote science, math to youth

When I was a teenager I remember my parents calling me out of my bedroom in the evening and politely demanding that I tune into the Carl Sagan television program Cosmos with them when it aired on PBS from time to time. It’s not that I minded hanging out with my parents, I just recall those sessions […]

No Comment / November 01, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

No loose screws in Team NOVA’s ‘junk drawer’

Team NOVA, made up of students from Oak Ridge and Del Vista Lago High Schools, demonstrates a robot named "Pulsar" at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19. The students presentation emphasized the importance of encouraging children's interest in math, science and technology. They hope to raise needed funds for the program. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Teens from El Dorado County and Folsom high schools are making a name for themselves. To be more precise, they have a name already, and their reputation is catching up fast. It’s Team NOVA 4963, and they make robots. Then they enter their robots in regional, state and world competitions. And then they win awards […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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