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Run It Forward

Granite Bay Soccer mom and Run It Forward founder Erika Small, left, was inspired by El Dorado Hills dad Jason Harper, center, and his Be Change program. Both are part of a non-stop, eight-runner relay the length of historic Route 66 to benefit underprivileged kids along the route. El Dorado Hills soccer mom Kelly Shaddix will manage logistics. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Think cheerleaders are airheads, or soccer moms don’t think outside the universe of their school district? You haven’t met former Oakland Raiderette Erika Small, who envisioned Run It Forward, a grand “pay it forward” to benefit underprivileged kids in the nation’s heartland. “People talk … they complain about the economy, their school systems, lost opportunities […]

2 Comments / May 02, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mather airport expansion moves forward

Now is the time to comment on Sacramento County’s Mather Airport 20-year-development plan — a proposal to turn the former Air Force base-turn-private airport into a premier cargo hub facility for the entire Pacific Rim region. The plan’s revised Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review. The Mather Review Subcommittee, acting under the larger El […]

6 Comments / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Partners run with healthy business idea

Gold Country Run + Sports Assistant Manager Paulo Medina and co-owners Leon Shahinian and Donn Cox, left to right, help runners find their perfect gear to perfect their strides. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Local runners have a right to feel spoiled since Gold Country Run + Sport opened its doors last November. “I’ve been a runner my entire life and have lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 10 years,” said Leon Shahinian, manager and part-owner at Gold Country Run + Sport. “I and my friend and […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Business,Feature Photos | Read More »

Get ready for adventure on Runaway Stage

Sept. 15 gala to highlight upcoming season selections SACRAMENTO — The Runaway Stage Productions 2014 Broadway Stage season will include Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers,” the Sacramento regional premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” a West Sacrament Community Center Black Box Theatre production of “Nunsense A-Men” as well as productions of “Seussical, […]

Comments Off / September 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Putting her best paw forward

GUIDE DOG TRAINER Karrie Kinsella sits in her El Dorado Hills home with her newest student, 12-week-old Brunei. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

At just 12 weeks old Brunei, a yellow Lab, shows just how smart she is. She gets good marks for potty training, comes when she’s called, sits by trainer Karrie Kinsella’s side, greets without jumping and knows to stay off the furniture. All these skills are necessary for the pup, who’s training to become a […]

Comments Off / April 08, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Trojan runners 2nd at league finals

Trojan Jake Zeltner's seventh place finish was the highest amongst local athletes at the Delta River League Cross Country finals held at Willow Hills Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

FOLSOM — Excellent weather and great course conditions was the consensus before, during and after the Delta River League held its varsity 5k Cross Country finals Saturday morning at Willow Hills in Folsom. Jesuit won both the boys and girls races. Oak Ridge was second in both while Ponderosa was fourth in the girls run […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Software exec pays it forward

FULFILLING A DREAM — Dion Nugent is the CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. As a boy he dreamed of becoming a firefighter. As a volunteer for the El Dorado Hills Fire District, he’s fulfilled his dream and then some, creating websites and even commercials to recruit volunteers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Dion Nugent is the founder and CEO of Forté Holdings, a health care technology company located in the El Dorado Hills Business Park. He fulfilled a boyhood dream in 2005 when he became a volunteer firefighter. He said he was surprised to discover that the software programs used in the engines, on the ambulances and […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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