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Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

9 Comments / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch off the agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors opted 4-0 to indefinitely postpone a hearing on the development plan known as the Dixon Ranch. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco recused himself from the discussion and the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he owns property within 500 feet of the project’s boundaries. Beginning on a quirky […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Budget shows cautious optimism

El Dorado County’s budget is expected to remain balanced for at least the next three years based on a number of trends and assumptions. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs recently submitted the optimistic news to the Board of Supervisors as part of the annual mid-year budget update. The 2015-16 budget was based on projected revenues […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bodine report notes ‘corrosive’ culture at ORHS

The El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Feb. 29 to not renew Oak Ridge High School Principal Paul Burke’s contract for the 2016-17 school year, a decision denounced by many Oak Ridge students and parents. Late last week Village Life received a copy of the Bodine Group’s report that addresses the issues surrounding […]

3 Comments / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Plagues, outbreaks topic at foundation banquet

George Rutherford

Judging by his credentials alone, the guest speaker for the Ponderosa High School Foundation’s 11th annual Spring Banquet promises to provide an interesting and informative evening March 4 that will update the crowd on world-threatening health matters. Dr. George Rutherford will be focusing on the history of epidemics, including the plague of Constantinople, the Irish […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

CAO search launched

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors announced the opening this week of a formal process to recruit a permanent chief administrative officer. For that effort, the county has retained the executive search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates. The Rocklin-based company will conduct a national recruitment expected to last until April 1, according to a prepared […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Still no resolution for Oak Ridge principal

First they were patient, then hopeful. Now many parents are fuming that Oak Ridge Principal Paul Burke has been on paid administrative leave for nearly half the school year without resolution for undisclosed personnel matters. On Tuesday evening El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees President Dave Del Rio reported out of a […]

7 Comments / February 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »