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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 »

‘Cats’ to pounce at Runaway Stage in Sacramento

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Harmony Wheeler Runaway Stage Productions Runaway Stage Productions presents “Cats,” the acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, playing now through Nov. 27 at the 24th St. Theatre in Sacramento. Based on T. S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” this mega hit show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with favorite feline […]

No Comment / November 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trunk or Treating with a twist

Madrone Montessori preschool students line up to fill their bag with goodies for Project Ride, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic recreational horseback riding instruction to childrena and adults with special needs. Courtesy photo

Sixty Madrone Montessori preschool students didn’t get candy in their bags during their annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Instead students and parents took part in a community service activity the school called Gather and Give. Students at the El Dorado Hills school came dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, walked around to western-themed stations […]

2 Comments / November 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge cross country runs short-handed

Lady Trojans' Haley Dean, middle, and Mikhayla Polivka, right, compete at Saturday's Bronco Invite. Photo by Mike Bush

FAIR OAKS — It was a good day of racing at the Bella Vista Bronco Cross Country Invitational for the Oak Ridge High athletes. Though each of the teams missed athletes due to illness or injury and some of the athletes who raced didn’t feel 100 percent healthy, the Trojan teams still competed very well […]

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

Students invited to Run for the Gold

The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope hosts the El Dorado County Run for the Gold, open to El Dorado County students in first through eighth grade who wish to participate in a professionally chipped 1K, 2K or 5K race. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Union Mine […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,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 »



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