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Board seats in play this November

Note – This story has been udated since the print version was published. The filing period for the November general election has opened. It’s probably too late to run for president or congress, but if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves at the grass roots level, several spots on local school, fire and recreation […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Clarification on recent Grace Foundation stories

The July 11 story about the Grace Foundation’s lawsuit stated that legal documents recently uncovered by foundation representatives indicate that bank attorney Tim Ryan’s advice served his bank clients at the expense of the foundation. The statement was made by foundation Director Beth DeCaprio. Village Life did not review all the court records specifically. The […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grace case heats up

The Grace Foundation’s recently filed lawsuit targeting Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank and Orange County attorney Tim Ryan was met with a counter-suit threat from Ryan, who told Village Life he’s days away from filing a claim for $5 million plus punitive damages for “trade libel” against foundation Director Beth DeCaprio, citing “grotesquely and verifiably factually […]

2 Comments / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: Board studies up on transfer policy

In what El Dorado Union High School Superintendent Chris Hoffman characterized as “the start of the process,” his board of trustees held an open and substantive discussion of the district’s historically strict intra-transfer policies, with an eye to balancing enrollment across schools and providing more flexibility to families in school border areas. The board also […]

37 Comments / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grace Foundations sues banks for $20 million

Grace Foundation founder Beth DeCaprio, surrounded by two-legged and four-legged supporters, speaks in front of a Wells Fargo Bank in Folsom Monday morning. The foundation is suing Wells Fargo and Bank of America, accusing the banks of misleading the rescue group that took in dozens of neglected horse from a ranch in Susanville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Grace Foundation’s rescue of 56 starving horses from the derelict Whispering Pines Ranch in Susanville last year has become the nightmare that Director Beth DeCaprio feared last fall, when the horses, many of which turned up pregnant, began showing signs of liver damage, likely from foraging toxic plants for food. The normally joyous foaling […]

Comments Off / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People talk: Who taught you to dance?

 

1 Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano residents question Oak Ridge boundaries

One of the ways that long-shot candidate Ron Mikulaco won the District 1 supervisor seat last month was his tireless canvassing of neighborhoods. Between dog bites, bee stings, sun burns and blisters he heard some recurring complaints, including several over school boundaries. The easterly Oak Ridge High School boundary has drawn the ire of some […]

76 Comments / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »