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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local board races set for November

The filing period for the November general election closed on Friday, August 10. Several spots on local school, fire and recreation boards are in play. When incumbents run unchallenged, the race will not appear on the ballot. The El Dorado County Elections website lists all open seats and the candidates who have already filed. El […]

1 Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Arm wrestling comes to El Dorado Hills

Look into my eyes — Barbers Shane Patterson and David Aviles practice for the upcoming arm wrestling competition sponsored by their boss, World Famous Barber Jon. The family event will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the El Dorado Saloon, and will benefit the SPEAR. Courtesy photo

Some very fit guys will pair up, hold hands and stare into each other’s eyes during a special competition at the El Dorado Saloon on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event sponsor and master of ceremonies is the flamboyant and world famous (by self-proclamation) Barber Jon Rivera, a local character so colorful that he keeps a […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »