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District 1 candidate: Day wants to improve county culture

Alan Day

“I think I can make a difference in El Dorado County,” Alan Day said of his decision to run for District 1’s top job. Since being elected to the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors four years ago, Day said he believes he has more work cut out for him to change things at […]

No Comment / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Ferry is senior and youth-focused

Steve Ferry

“I am the prosperity candidate,” Steve Ferry said about his campaign to be the next District 1 supervisor. “I can bring prosperity to this county without building another house.” Ferry and his wife Beth of 51 years have lived in El Dorado Hills since 2000 and their two grown sons and their families also live […]

No Comment / May 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Palm named ORHS principal

Aaron Palm will become Oak Ridge High School's permanent principal effective July 1. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Aaron Palm has accepted the permanent principal job at Oak Ridge High School. “It was a humbling experience to be interviewed by parent, teacher and student panels,” he said. “I’m humbled they gave me the opportunity to serve this community.” The El Dorado Union High School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to hire Palm, who […]

No Comment / May 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Mattock promises to get things done

Noelle Mattock

“Everything in my life has led me to this,” Noelle Mattock said of the contributions she could bring to the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor job. She moved to El Dorado Hills with her parents in 1970 when she was a toddler and said her earliest memories are of her parents volunteering. Her father […]

No Comment / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 1 candidate: Hidahl focused on long-term planning

John Hidahl

“A natural fit,” is how John Hidahl described his decision to run for El Dorado County District 1 supervisor. After a long history of volunteering in the community, the recently retired aerospace engineer said it’s time to focus full time on the district he’s called home since 1978 when he and his wife Eileen moved […]

No Comment / April 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student film encourages others not to stay silent

Oak Ridge drama student Julianne Yonano plays a bully with a change of heart in a locally made student film that has gone viral.
Courtesy photo

In the locally made student film “Silent” a deaf teenager is bullied by her classmates until another girl realizes the pain they are inflicting. Oak Ridge sophomore Julianne Yonano plays the bully with a change of heart and explained why she believes the film’s message is resonating with so many. Since it was posted on […]

No Comment / April 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rescue settles, Buckeye declares impasse

Teachers picketed in front of Rolling Hills Middle School during Open House April 14 to draw attention to the impasse the district and teachers have reached due to stalled contract negotiations. Courtesy photos

The Rescue Union Federation of Teachers accepted a 4.5-percent salary increase from the Rescue Union School District last week, while negotiations at the Buckeye Union School District remain stalled. Buckeye Union made its “last, best and final” offer of a 1 percent ongoing salary increase and a 3.5 percent, one-time bonus at an April 7 […]

No Comment / April 19, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »