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Sites, vans, drivers needed for homeless

Being homeless when the sun is shining and the temperatures are in the 80s is one thing; being homeless when it’s snowing or raining and the temperatures are in the 30s is a whole other thing. For the past six years, faith-based organizations around El Dorado County have collaborated to provide nomadic shelters from November […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school district grapples with enrollment issues

Oak Ridge only school with projected growth There was no discussion and only a few questions after the presentation of a 10-year SchoolWorks study on enrollment projections for El Dorado Unified High School District at the Nov. 18 meeting. The Board of Trustees has heard it before as the district has been in a slow, […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rescue woman appointed to private security review board

Last year when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Susan Tallent Johnson of Rescue to the California Department of Consumer Affairs Dental Hygiene Committee, Johnson was delighted. But, this November when Johnson was appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North, she was especially excited. “This was the committee I applied for in the beginning, ” […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Myrna Harp is a guiding light

California Association of School Counselors selected Marina Village Middle School counselor Myrna Harp to receive the Donald G. Hays Award as 2014 Outstanding School Counselor of the Year. Harp calls herself a proud mom of 800 kids. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Her office is constantly filled with students coming and going, but that’s the way Myrna Harp likes it. “This is the comfort room, the safe place and they know that,” said Harp.  “There’s never a dull moment around here.” Providing that comfort and safety in the perilous world of puberty is why the Marina Village […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Partners purchase Poor Red’s

New investors, including the owners of The Purple Place, have big plans for the El Dorado landmark Poor Red's. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The sale of El Dorado’s iconic restaurant closed during the week of Oct. 20-24 said Team Commercial Realtor Ann McQuillen. The restaurant — along with four other buildings including a barn, a beauty salon, a parking structure and a liquor store — sold for $777,500. “It took a whole year to sell it, with all the liens […]

2 Comments / November 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDUHSD: 5 vie for 3 seats

This November, five candidates are running for three positions on the Board of Trustees for El Dorado Union High School District. Three of the candidates are incumbents and two are first-time candidates. The Mountain Democrat asked each one about why they were running, what qualities a new superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Chris Hoffman should […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Major General Collens looks to the sky

Retired Major General John Collens still fits into his uniform. As an Air Force pilot, he flew missions during three wars. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

“I got shot at in three different wars, but being in those three wars paved the way to opportunities in my life,” said retired USAF Major General  John W.Collens, 90. “If not for WWII, I’d have been pounding pills in a Louisiana drugstore.” Collens, a Cameron Park resident, was an aviation cadet visiting his aunt in […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »