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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 »

Hometown Hero: Evan Robenalt

U.S. Air Force Airman Evan C. Robenalt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

Community-based process may be future of planning

Community-based planning is riding into El Dorado County on a wave of residents who want to have a greater impact on how communities are developed — or not developed. It is perhaps a logical outgrowth of the movement that began several years ago with the creation of Save Our County and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance. […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kraus running for Senate seat

Jason Kraus

El Dorado Hills resident Jason Kraus has announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer. The candidate vows to “replace, reclaim and restore America one voice, one vote at a time.” “I am offering to serve the wonderful residents of California in the greatest country in the history of man,” Kraus, […]

Comments Off / February 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »