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How much do they make? County staff salaries released

Information regarding who gets paid what in the county is readily available to the public through a couple of channels. The office of the State of California Controller John Chiang manages a website called Government Compensation in California at publicpay.ca.gov. Data there is gathered from reports submitted annually by public entities including counties, cities, special […]

No Comment / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mikulaco to work on connector board

Ron Mikulaco

MATHER — The Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority today announced that El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Mikulaco has been appointed to the JPA Board of Directors. Mikulaco was elected to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in June 2012 and took office on Jan. 7.  He represents District 1, which includes El Dorado Hills, and was appointed to […]

No Comment / January 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye kindergarten registration begins soon

Buckeye Union School District announces that beginning Feb. 5 kindergarten and junior kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted at all of its elementary schools — Buckeye in Shingle Springs, (530) 677-2277; Blue Oak and Blue Oak Montessori in Cameron Park, (530) 676-0164; William Brooks in El Dorado Hills, (916) 933-6618; Silva […]

No Comment / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Grace Foundation reopening; horse lawsuits ongoing

“All we want to do is reopen,” said Beth DeCaprio, executive director of The Grace Foundation of Northern California. The El Dorado Hills rescue group temporarily closed its programs, lessons, clinics and volunteer hours on Oct. 11, 2012. The January 2013 volunteer training was cancelled. DeCaprio said the foundation has continued to care for all […]

1 Comment / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

No Comment / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDC Superintendent of Schools announces retirement

Vicki Barber

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki L. Barber has announced her plans to retire effective June 30, 2013. Barber, who was first elected county superintendent of schools in 1994, was re-elected for four additional terms and will retire with 19 years as county superintendent. She began with the El Dorado County Office of […]

1 Comment / January 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: John McCormack

Airman John McCormack

Air Force Airman John J. McCormack graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 an […]

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