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Crib notes: A case for year-round school

Julie Samrick

As a student and a teacher, I always reveled in long, lazy summers. In fact, I still think of time in terms of school years, not calendar years. Nevertheless, I’m convinced that it’s time we did away with the anachronism that is summer vacation and adopted year-round school (and it’s not because I’ve been home […]

2 Comments / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Featured Stories | Read More »

People Talk: What did you think of the fireworks?

Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors."

Asked by Mike Roberts after the El Dorado Hills Town Center Fireworks Jubilee on July 3. Gabe Villaba, 3 "I liked the colors." Gabe Villaba, 3 “I liked the colors.” Max Villaba, 12 “It was really cool. I liked it when they all went off at once.” Sage Martinez, 4 “It was a little scary, […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jordan Rader

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Jordan K. Rader has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the […]

No Comment / July 07, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Fireworks shell goes awry, injures boy

BRAVE BOY - Kiran Belgal, 9, was struck by an errant firework during the July 3 Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center, suffering a second degree burn to his neck. El Dorado Hills firefighter/paramedics Jason Smith, Dale Hemstalk, Ryan Hathaway and Jeff Cummins, left to right, treated the injury and comforted the boy, who was surprisingly calm throughout the experience. A girl received a lesser injury from the same firework, and was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

One of the aerial displays apparently detonated at a low altitude during the fireworks jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center on July 3, sending hot embers into the crowd.  There were two reported injuries, the worst of which was Kiran Belgal, 9, who suffered a second-degree burn on his neck. Kiran, his mother Menka and his sister Anisha, 11, were standing […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes OK Silva Valley SEIR

Certified back in 1991, the Environmental Impact Report for the Silva Valley Parkway Interchange project had to be updated. Consequently the El Dorado County Department of Transportation prepared a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report that was approved by county supervisors during a recent meeting. Because of the “passage of time,” minor changes to the project and […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EID study calls for rate shift

A Cost of Services study by the El Dorado Irrigiation District calls for changing residential rates from 70 percent consumption based to 50 percent consumption based. The study, rolled out last June 13, also indicates lower sewer bills. As the EID Board of Directors delved into the nitty gritty of the Cost of Service analysis […]

2 Comments / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff helps nab Folsom robbery suspects

While on the campaign trail, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini spoke often about the importance of the county’s top cop actually being out on the streets. Last week, the sheriff walked the talk, as he and a deputy helped the Folsom Police Department apprehend three burglary suspects armed with what at the time was […]

No Comment / July 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »