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Manansala selected as new superintendent

The El Dorado County Board of Education played 20 questions Monday and answered the biggest question — who will be the new superintendent of schools? — with Ed Manansala, Ed.D, the county’s current deputy superintendent for Educational Services. One of four candidates interviewed for the job of superintendent, after a day of interviewing Manansala ended up ranked No. 1 by all trustees. […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

World War II vet full of bright ideas

“Anything you see here I built,” El Dorado Hills resident Dan Casaregola said during a recent tour of his Serrano home’s radio room, filled with tools and gadgets marked with red dots Casaregola, 93, invented and built spanning decades. There’s a 12-volt car battery charger and an adjustable battery tester that fits up to 10 […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Snowpack promising in first survey

The new water year was off to a good start as measurements at Phillips Station on Wednesday showed an average snow depth of 54.7 inches. Of more importance, though, was its water content, which at 16.3 inches was 136 percent of the long-term average. Last year at this time the snow depth was less than half that amount and the […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Holy Trinity principal praises new role

Christopher Nelson hasn’t always been Catholic, but Holy Trinity School’s new principal has taken the reins to lead the school with gusto. “Catholic schools brought me into the faith,” he said. Baptized Methodist, Nelson said he wasn’t practicing when he became a teacher in his native Southern California. The UCLA grad taught public elementary school, […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Another bone found in ‘skull mystery’ at Folsom Lake

El Dorado County Search and Rescue personnel scoured the shores of Folsom Lake Dec. 20 in the vicinity of where a human skull was found in mid-November, looking for any possible clues as to the origin of the remains. A bone with the ball joint attached was found as a result of the effort by […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rasmussen’s gift keeps giving

Darol Rasmussen died five years ago but the gift he left behind continues to change El Dorado County residents’ lives. The retired dentist, rancher, humanitarian and Rotarian from Cameron Park was a generous donor of time and money his entire life. For years Rasmussen, along with others, provided funding for the Rotary Club of Cameron Parks’ many college scholarship programs and […]

January 05, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

All About Equine wins ASPCA grant

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently announced the winners of the 2015 Help-a-Horse Day celebration contest. All About Equine, an animal rescue organization in El Dorado Hills, was awarded one of three $10,000 grand prize grants. This event was created as a way to provide a national day of recognition […]

December 30, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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