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Union Mine offers limited open enrollment

El Dorado Union High School District officials announced that limited open enrollment at Union Mine High School for the 2013–14 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. Applicants […]

No Comment / November 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Veterans Day event honors Mote, Korean War vets

The Friends of the El Dorado County Veterans Monument host the seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony in celebration of the nation’s veterans 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Monument at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville. The ceremony commences with the call to order and presentation of the colors. […]

No Comment / November 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Outliers’ catch a break

High school district policy change allows outlying middle schoolers to attend same high school as their classmates Eleven-year-old Steven Phemester approached Trustee Kevin Brown after the Oct. 23 El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting and thanked him for “letting me stay with my friends when I get to high school.” “I […]

1 Comment / October 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County burn projects start today

CAMINO — The Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire will conduct a series of Vegetation Management Program burn projects in El Dorado County. The first project is located in the Auburn Lake Trails perimeter shaded fuel break outside the town of Cool. The second project is the Bacchi VMP and it is located on the Bacchi Ranch north […]

No Comment / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hammond addresses past trouble

Chuck Hammond

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

19 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t be alarmed: Firefighters, volunteers make homes safe

Firefighter/paramedic James Sommercamp and Interact Club members Alana Hankins and Vicky Findlay get ready to canvass a neighborhood, installing and educating residents about smoke detectors and CO detectors. VIllage Life photo by Noel Stack

Marina Village residents got a nice wake-up call Saturday as El Dorado Hills firefighters and volunteers with the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Oak Ridge’s Interact Club canvassed the neighborhood, installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for anyone who wanted them — free of charge. The event is part of the long-standing partnership […]

No Comment / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Are you ready for a zombie invasion?

As the fall season approaches, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency encourages residents to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Don’t be a Zombie. Be Prepared” campaign by doing three simple things — get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. “If your family and neighbors are prepared for […]

No Comment / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »