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Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 1: ORHS principal let go after lengthy absence

Would he stay or would he go? For four months Oak Ridge High School families were left without a principal and waited to see whether Paul Burke would be reinstated by the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. Burke was placed on paid administrative leave on Nov. 2, 2015, for unspecified reasons; […]

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Top 5 stories of 2016 — No. 4: Local races get interesting

In a David versus Goliath match-up, steadfast community volunteer and longtime El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl beat Assemblywoman Beth Gaines in the District 1 El Dorado County supervisor race. Though a new resident to El Dorado Hills, in the June primary Gaines came in first place. She had name recognition in her favor as […]

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Neal, Posner poised for RUSD board

Tagg Neal captured 36 percent of the vote in a three-person Election Night race for the first of two seats on the Rescue Union School District Board of Trustees while incumbent Serena Posner narrowly held the second seat as of press time. A parent and former student of the district, Neal said his story and commitment to […]

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Mattock, Paulsen score EDHCSD seats

Noelle Mattock and Ben Paulsen won two open seats on the five-person El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors. They will be sworn in before the next regular board meeting in December. The only incumbent running in the four-person race, Mattock won her third consecutive term with 41 percent of the vote. Throughout […]

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Hidahl tops Gaines in District1

Steadfast community volunteer and El Dorado Hills resident John Hidahl can soon add District 1 El Dorado County supervisor to his long list of ties to the place he’s called home since 1978. Hidahl ran on a grassroots campaign buoyed by many volunteers, spending a fraction of what his competitor, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, did on her […]

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District 1 race: Hidahl v. Gaines this fall

It looks like El Dorado Hills Fire Board Director John Hidahl and District 6 Assemblywoman Beth Gaines will face off in November for the El Dorado County District 1 supervisor seat. The unofficial election night report shows Gaines coming in first with 2,431 votes and Hidahl close behind with 2,202. There are still votes to […]

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EDH hero gets warm homecoming

Staff Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez, U.S. Army National Guard, of El Dorado Hills returned home Friday after serving seven months in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf of Aden. The Rock was painted in his honor and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District posted a sign for him on El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Rodriguez plans to […]

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