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My Turn: EID raises salaries and your rates

On Dec. 14, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors voted 3-2 to raise General Manager Jim Abercrombie’s salary by 10 percent ($18,000) and Chief Counsel Tom Cumpston’s by 8.7 percent ($15,000). Including pension and other benefits, Abercrombie’s new total compensation is about $298,000 per year and Cumpston’s is about $277,000. Abercrombie’s subordinate, HR manager […]

4 Comments / January 03, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Artists look ‘Through the Trees’ at Gallery 48

“GOLDEN ASPEN” by Marjan Kleupfel

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom presents “Through the Trees,” an art exhibit featuring fabric art by Marjan Kluepfel, and glass sculptures by Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen, Jan. 22 through March 3. An opening reception with refreshments, wine and live harp music by Judy Phillips will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Marjan […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fordham swim gets Mitchell

Chloe Mitchell is pictured at last month's signing ceremony at St. Francis High School. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — When it came time to selecting her school for college, St. Francis High senior swimmer and El Dorado Hills resident Chloe Mitchell had a good idea of the atmosphere and environment she wanted. After taking three visits, Mitchell chose to swim for Fordham next fall. “Fordham felt more like home,” Mitchell said. “It […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Schedule: Dec. 23-29, 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 23 Boys basketball OR, PHS @ St. Hope’s Classic, Sac High/Hiram Johnson High Friday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas! Saturday, Dec. 26 Girls basketball OR @ San Diego Tournament Sunday, Dec. 27 Girls basketball OR @ San Diego Tournament Monday, Dec. 28 Boys basketball Trojan Toss Up @ ORHS -OR vs Shasta, 6:30 Tuesday, […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

California Rambling: Christmas arrives early in the Sierra

El Dorado County’s ski areas unwrapped an early Christmas present this autumn, experiencing their best start in a decade. “So far, it has snowed at least once a week,” said John Rice, general manager at Sierra at Tahoe. Rice shares an “optimistic” outlook for this year’s ski season with Kevin Cooper at Kirkwood and Cassandra […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

McNaughton Newspapers names Esposito COO

Richard Esposito

Village Life Publisher Richard Esposito has been named chief operations officer for McNaughton Newspapers Inc., the newspaper’s parent company. The appointment was announced Dec. 8 by CEO Foy S. McNaughton and was effective immediately. Esposito will oversee daily operations for all company operations, which include Village Life, the Mountain Democrat, the Daily Republic, The Davis Enterprise, among other […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Read More »

Two EDH soccer clubs win State Cups

Two teams from El Dorado Hills Soccer Club (EDHSC) ended their seasons with big wins, taking the State Cup title for their respective Groups. The U9 Boys Pumas coached by Enrique Rodriguez went undefeated in the first round, beating teams from Davis, Yuba City and Rocklin (Galaxy Blues) to place them in the top bracket […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »