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El Dorado Hills volunteer gets presidential thumbs up

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has received another award for his volunteer work with ShelterBox. VIllage Life file photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills resident Bill Tobin has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for a fourth consecutive year. When disasters like Cyclone Pam in the Vanuatu and the Syrian refugee crisis strike, many want to help. Tobin took action for ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization […]

No Comment / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

The Eye presents groundbreaking satire

KatherinePeters, Anthony Person, Afton Parker and Michael Coleman star in "Cloud Nine," opening April 17 at Folsom Lake College's Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College closes its eighth season with Caryl Churchill’s “Cloud Nine.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Eye sets its sights on this dizzying send-up of gender roles, sexuality and personal identity. Churchill turned more than a few heads decades ago with this genre-busting allegorical farce. […]

No Comment / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s bullets: You control the present

I guess we all know someone who allows his/her past to control his/her present life. Past mistakes continue to haunt these people. Sometimes, they repeat these mistakes and seem surprised with the results. Why would they expect different results? If they discover that the new love partner is an active alcoholic, they may believe or […]

No Comment / April 10, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cal Stage presents a season of premieres

SACRAMENTO — California Stage Theater Company will mount five professional and world premiere productions throughout 2015 as part of its 24th season. This Year of Premieres will begin with the professional premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s “Italian Opera,” followed by a summer of new and local voices as featured in the SacSoloSeries, Comics Come Alive! and “Angel in […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Want to become a Master Food Preserver?

Betty Hess-Pierce UCCE Master Food Preserver of El Dorado County The University of California Cooperative Extension invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train to become a certified UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer. Master Food Preserver volunteers learn university-based, scientific information and then share that knowledge with our community […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Kipuke to represent as student trustee

Omba Kipuke

You want ideas? Omba Kipuke has plenty of ideas for engaging his fellow students of the Los Rios Community College District in the “community” of community college. How about a food drive to stock a pantry with non-perishable items for needy Los Rios students? How about a student-led fundraiser for the district’s vital Student Emergency […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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