Academy gets green light

Roseville-based John Adams Academy will open a campus in El Dorado Hills this August. After being denied by the Buckeye Union School District, supporters appealed to the El Dorado County Office of Education and on Feb. 28 the EDCOE Board of Trustees unanimously approved the charter petition for a three-year term. The school plans to eventually serve students in […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Camerado class hits all the right notes

There’s a lot of noise coming from Room 12 at Camerado Springs Middle School in Cameron Park — rowdy students? No, the students are quietly concentrating. The noise is coming from band saws, routers and electric sanders. Don Cochran’s advanced woodshop class is busy on a project that has all the eighth-grade students intensely focused. […]

March 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Raucous crowd greets Congressman McClintock

Best described as Civil War II, Congressman Tom McClintock seemed in the middle of a shooting war Saturday as he defended the Trump administration and its policies to a town hall audience filled with people with opposing ideas about what the government’s role should be. An estimated 1,500 people packed Oak Ridge High School gym in El […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Jackson Elementary celebrates 50 years

Jackson Elementary staff, administration and families will celebrate the school’s golden anniversary at a dinner and auction gala Saturday, March 4. Memories will be shared, milestones will be celebrated and a fixture of the Jackson community, who will retire this spring, will be honored. When Jackson Elementary opened its doors in September 1967 there were […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Scout’s project invites students to take a seat

Oak Ridge freshman Carson Jamieson recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. His Board of Review was Jan. 3 and his Court of Honor is being planned for this spring. Carson, 15, joined Boy Scouts as a Tiger Cub when he was in first grade. He is a member of Troop 645. For his Eagle project, […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH chimney catches fire

A family of three is staying with friends after their Edgehill Drive home in El Dorado Hills caught fire Monday morning. “The fire was reported at approximately 8:30 a.m. by the occupants of the home after they heard popping in their walls and smoke filled their house,” El Dorado Hills Fire Division Chief Mike Lilienthal said. […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Blackstone residents, district clash over school’s future

Each year that Valley View Elementary in the Blackstone community doesn’t open, residents say they grow more frustrated. Residents agree that they want to see children at the neighborhood school built in 2013 by the Buckeye Union School District. What kind of school it should become is where they disagree. While the BUSD average is […]

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,