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Supes consider how to find voice of the ‘silent majority’

Gathering and gauging public “input” can be costly and cumbersome, and the input received may not accurately represent the local community. El Dorado County supervisors reviewed a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government at their Dec. 16 meeting. Developed by the Crowdbrite company in San Francisco, the various products include […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Break Free partners with 3Strands Global

Merger aims to end human trafficking  SACRAMENTO — 3Strands Global, an organization dedicated to raising funds, building awareness and providing jobs and education to fight human trafficking, recently announced its merger with Break Free Inc. – The Race to End Human Trafficking (formerly Run For Courage), an El Dorado Hills-based nonprofit. The organization provides human trafficking education in high schools, middle schools and […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New technology chief will join McNaughton Newspapers

Taylor Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing information technology and development across five sites. Photo by Fred Gladdis/McNaughton Newspapers

By Tanya Perez McNaughton Newspapers Figuring out the best way to bring news to readers in an online format is a challenge that even the biggest media outlets haven’t yet mastered. But Taylor Buley is planning to do that for McNaughton Newspapers. Beginning in January, Buley will be the chief technologist at McNaughton Newspapers, overseeing […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom Lake College offers hundreds of spring classes

Nearly 500 classes are being offered at Folsom Lake College’s main Folsom campus next spring. Many begin the week of Jan. 17. Registration for all spring classes is under way and continues through Jan. 16. Overall, more than 750 classes are being offered at the Main Folsom campus, El Dorado Center in Placerville, Rancho Cordova Center and […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

School boundary beef heats up

Parents and students attended last Tuesday’s El Dorado Union High School District board meeting to express their continued concerns with school boundaries. Since they were redrawn in 2005 a small number of El Dorado Hills’ students change schools at every level instead of going to recognized feeder schools in their neighborhoods. Some of the children […]

41 Comments / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

No EID rate increase for 2015

You know you’re living in a topsy-turvy world when El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers tell the board they favor a rate increase while board members try to avoid one. All this took place at the Dec. 8 EID meeting as the board unanimously approved a two-year budget of $45.482 million for 2015 and $46.310 million for 2016 […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes reverse electeds’ salary cuts

El Dorado County supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts approved last year and due to take effect in January 2015 for seven elected county officials. The return of longevity pay and a 10 percent bonus for professional certificates, especially for county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety, reversed an embarrassing oversight created by the […]

1 Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »