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Billboards, signage a complex issue

Updating the county’s sign ordinance is far more complex than the public and many county officials might have imagined. Sign law is specialized, and the county has hired the San Diego firm of Sabine and Morrison to lead its staff through a forest of regulations filled with “simple” issues that represent a host of cliffs, […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge brings holiday cheer to sister school

Thai exchange student Nichakorn Thana-dachophol, 16, drops off her donations during Be Change week at lunchtime to ORHS ASB president Shelby Walker. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

For the fourth straight year Oak Ridge staff and students worked to make the holidays brighter for Oak Ridge Elementary students in Sacramento. In partnership with the Be Change campaign, which secures funding for kids in the tough Oak Park neighborhood and promotes the self-reliant message of hope through the theme Be the change you […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Barber Jon’ hurt in head-on wreck

Barber Jon

A head-on collision left one man dead in El Dorado Hills on Dec. 7. Gerald Clifton, 68, was driving a 2010 Buick Lucerne northbound on El Dorado Hills Boulevard north of Crown Drive at 7:20 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, he drifted over the double yellow lines into the southbound lane, a California Highway […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting trial set

After a short conference with the attorneys in the case involving Supervisor Ray Nutting, visiting Judge Timothy Buckley set the start date for his trial as Feb. 4. The trial is expected to last three weeks with a jury drawn from a pool of approximately 300 people. A pretrial conference was also set for Jan. […]

No Comment / December 09, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors re-authorize the ‘long, slow climb’ approach

El Dorado County Supervisors posed their own version of the proverbial “chicken and egg” conundrum during Tuesday’s board meeting. In forecasting for growth, should housing projections come before traffic impact projections? And the answer is yes, no, we’re not sure. Housing projections must be at least partially based on existing or planned infrastructure, while infrastructure […]

No Comment / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom inmates need yarn to make holiday warmer

Folsom prison inmates are busy knitting hats and scarves for underprivileged youth in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento, but they need 300 skeins of yarn before Dec. 6 to make it happen. “All we need is yarn to make it happen,” said Natalie Fransham, chief of office policy standardization through the California Department of […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Be a part of Be Change Week

Oak Ridge High School hosts the fourth annual Be Change Week — an Oak Ridge High to Oak Ridge Elementary donation drive next week. This year there are 120 more students at Oak Ridge Elementary in kindergarten through sixth grade. The goal is to provide every elementary school student with a gift box filled with school supplies, personal […]

No Comment / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »