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Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Teen instructors Alex Dean and Cade Richard, in blue shirts, show students Mason Pifer, Tyler Pollet and Connor Rodriguez, left to right, computer coding basics at their first EDH Scratch Camp. Photo by Katie Yonano

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen dies in wreck

EL DORADO HILLS — A Roseville teenager died in a Monday night wreck. Domingo Dionicio, 19, suffered fatal injuries when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a tree, according to California Highway Patrol reports. On June 20 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Juan Melgarujpan, 20, from Roseville was driving a 2007 Honda Civic at a high […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen’s event keeps tails wagging

El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston hosted a puppy petting event in her home (here with a chihuahua mix) to raise funds for Foothill Dog Rescue and to socialize young puppies so that they may find permanent homes. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When it was time for El Dorado Hills eighth-grader Michaela Elliston to pick a school project, her teachers at Golden Valley Charter School thought she might have chosen something too difficult. She had chosen to host a fundraiser for Foothill Dog Rescue and pulled it off, earning $1,000 for the non-profit earlier this year. “They […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen Court invites new participants

El Dorado County Teen Court in Placerville is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in eighth through 12th grade are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Jan. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. After completing […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teen rescues creatures great and small

Hannah Garcia of Cameron Park began volunteering with Foothill Dog Rescue last March, but the 16-year-old wanted to do even more to make a difference in this world. Hannah can get a little carried away at times: The young lady went from pooches to pachyderms. Late in September Hannah went to Thailand to help at […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Teen finds strength in scuba

Oak Ridge sophomore Michelle Koopman recently earned her Junior Master Scuba Diver certification, a rare feat worldwide because of arduous requirements. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge sophomore Michelle Koopman has achieved something only a few youth around the world can claim and she carries this license more proudly than a new driver. Days before her 15th birthday in June, Michelle earned the Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ Junior Master Scuba Diver rating. PADI is the No. 1 certifying scuba agency […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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