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High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

Comments Off / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New EDHCSD GM gets full pirate immersion

Brent Dennis

What better place to sit down with the newly named general manager of the El Dorado Hills Community Services District than on a bale of hay in Serrano’s Village Green during Pirates at the Library, one of many high-profile kids’ events in El Dorado Hills every summer, several of which are put on by the […]

4 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

1 Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Debi Tysdale, left, of El Dorado Hills learns about chicken keeping from Forest Hill resident Cyndi Richmond, as part of the inaugural Blue Shield Crop Swap last week at the company's El Dorado HIlls office. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huge EDH turnout for fallen Marine

The Marine Corps Honor Guard folds an American Flag to be presented to Russ and Marsha Mote, parents of Staff Sgt. Sky Mote, at the Marine's funeral Sunday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Family, friends and the community bid farewell to Staff Sgt. Sky Mote at a service Sunday, just days after thousands lined the streets to honor the fallen Marine coming home for the last time. No one knows for sure how many people came out during the procession Thursday evening. No invitations were sent or tickets […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New CSD chief appointed

New CSD General Manager Brent Dennis. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts.

The El Dorado Community Services District has a new general manager. The board of directors concluded a multi-month search and evaluation process on Thursday, Aug. 16, naming Robert “Brent” Dennis to the post effective Sept. 10. Dennis, 54, is a landscape architect by trade, and currently wears multiple hats at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, […]

3 Comments / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Scary wildland fire on Salmon Falls Road

Old school wildland fire fight - El Dorado Hills Firefighters Mike Levenger, left, and Kyle Mattson, right, take shovels to the western border of the 70-acre Salmon Fire on Salmon Falls Road, 8 miles north of Green Valley Road, under the direction of Captain Matt Beckett, center.

The Delta Breeze returned Wednesday, breaking a string of six consecutive 100-plus degree days that created ideal conditions for the first big El Dorado Hills wildland fire in three years. “We dodged a bullet,” said a sweat-soaked El Dorado Hills Deputy Chief Jim O’Camb, shortly after an estimated 100 firefighters gained the upper hand on […]

Comments Off / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »