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EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Group petitions for new EDH charter school

They have a site, a plan and plenty of passion, yet a group of parents and educators wait to hear whether the Buckeye Union School District will welcome their petition to create a new charter Montessori school. Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills offered to house the first through eighth-grade school to be named […]

3 Comments / October 21, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH middle-schooler a taekwondo star

Sharlene Duong shows off exquisite form during a recent taekwondo competition. Photo by Jay Black

El Dorado Hills resident and Rolling Hills Middle School student Sharlene Duong impressed longtime and well-known Taekwondo instructor Arnold Chung of Los Angeles at the California State Taekwondo Championships earlier this month in Fresno. “This girl was amazing!” he posted on Facebook, commenting on a photograph taken by sports photographer Jay Black. As director of the Elite […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge freshman captures national taekwondo title

Champion Aleena Duong, center, proudly wears her medal she earned thanks to help and guidance from Grand Master Jun Yoon, left, and instructor Paul Olson. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School freshman Aleena Duong earned gold medal honors and the title — National High School Female Individual Sport Poomsae Champion — on April 4 at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held on the campus of the University of Delaware. The competition marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event, which brings together the top […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Shooting for the stars

Madison Bichel, 9, heads to the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Nationals in Springfield, Mass. The El Dorado Hills athlete only recently started playing basketball but has a natural talent for the sport. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Brooks Elementary School fourth-grader Madison Bichel is headed to the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Nationals in Springfield, Mass., April 16-19. As a top-notch student, a competitive soccer player since age 5, as well as a cross country runner who placed fifth place in the county last year, it’s hard to imagine how Madison has time for her […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Genius at work: Golden Hills students earn bronze at Science Olympiad

The Golden Hills Science Olympiad team did well at a recent competition. Pictured from left to right: Nikki Wooster, Aryan Saini , Joshua Croel, Brandon Pak, Ansh Naveen, Karmann Saini, Megan Van der Veer, Lillian Emami, Taylor Thue, Allison Jolly, Alex Manuselis, Jack Willis and Samantha Abrams. Courtesy photo

Golden Hills School students brought home an impressive third place team trophy from the Sacramento Elementary Science Olympiad tournament recently held at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. The Science Olympiad, which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year, is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country. Golden Hills School students in third through sixth grade […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Japanese drums, digital electronica fill the stage with world rhythms

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz present Ji: A Common Pulse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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