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OR principal on paid leave

Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke has been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 2, pending an investigation by the El Dorado Union High School District for undisclosed reasons. District Superintendent Steve Wehr called it “a confidential personnel matter.” Burke is not facing any criminal allegations and no students are involved in the investigation. District staff […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes hike ambulance fees

The cost for a ride in a local ambulance just shot up from $1,114 to $1,427. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 approved a 28.11 percent increase for ambulance service in County Service Areas 3 and 7 —South Lake Tahoe and the county’s Western Slope. A board resolution includes language that allows […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckle up before you give thanks

​SACRAMENTO — Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a maximum enforcement period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. In 2014, over the Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Superintendent’s job: Board ready to replace Meyers

The El Dorado County Board of Education finalized a timetable for selecting a new superintendent of schools at its Nov. 23 special meeting. While board members began the meeting by acknowledging how much internal talent there is to draw from within the district, they decided they wanted to open the recruitment process as they go about replacing former […]

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Residents begin community planning; Parker moves forward with project

After 91 percent of El Dorado Hills residents who voted Nov. 3 voiced their support for open space, a group of about 40 residents kept the momentum going by offering next steps at a kickoff meeting last Monday night. The United Neighborhoods of El Dorado Hills aims to bring all 72 villages together to develop […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Limited enrollment open at Union Mine

The El Dorado Union High School District recently announced that limited open enrollment at Union Mine High School for the 2016-17 school year will be offered to incoming ninth-grade students who reside within the El Dorado Union High School District attendance boundaries. The enrollment projection for the school’s permanent capacity will allow for 35 transfers. Beginning Nov. 20, applicants may […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mik gets recall notice

Ron Mikulaco

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco received his notice of intention to circulate a recall petition at the Nov. 17 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. Prior to this action, Mikulaco told Village Life feedback from his constituents continues to be “very good,” and said they recognize him as a “very hard worker and a very knowledgeable representative of […]

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