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Hometown Hero: Edward Wilcox

Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward R. Wilcox 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 […]

No Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

No Comment / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge grad dies in work-related accident

Josh Ruff

Josh Ruff, 23, began working at David Girard Winery on June 1, 2011. It was an accident there that led to his death on Wednesday. “We all loved Josh, each and every one of us,” winery owner David Girard said. “We’re devastated …. We’re in shock.” Ruff, an assistant winemaker at the winery, had been […]

2 Comments / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Smash and grab burglary foiled

Attempted burglary suspects are seen here reportedly trying to steal at ATM machine from the CVS/Pharmacy on Post Street. If anyone has any information regarding incident contact Det. Simon Brown at (530) 642-4717.

A trio of would-be thieves tripped an alarm after backing a stolen truck through CVS/Pharmacy’s front doors in an alleged attempt at stealing the El Dorado Hills store’s ATM machine, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Becker. The incident occurred at 2:18 a.m. Thursday at the Latrobe Road/White Rock Road location. Once inside, the suspects reportedly tied […]

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

High school board rejects science class size reduction

Teachers overflowed the El Dorado Union High School District board room Wednesday night to hear the board of trustees refuse to reduce the size of science lab classes to the contract-mandated maximum of 32 students. The district currently adds up to three students to the maximum, which puts five students on lab benches designed for […]

1 Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Three run for two Folsom City Council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger will vie for two seats on the Folsom City Council at the Nov. 6 general election. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will take office on Dec. 10. The Folsom City Council is composed of five members elected at large. Each council member represents the entire city […]

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

Blue Shield Crop Swap showcases sustainability

Debi Tysdale, left, of El Dorado Hills learns about chicken keeping from Forest Hill resident Cyndi Richmond, as part of the inaugural Blue Shield Crop Swap last week at the company's El Dorado HIlls office. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Blue Shield employees put on the inaugural Crop Swap in the lobby of their El Dorado Hills headquarters on Aug. 20, showcasing employee skills and accomplishments in sustainable lifestyles. Nancy Shaw is Blue Shield’s corporate social responsibility manager, based at the insurance giant’s San Francisco headquarters. She was in El Dorado Hills for the day […]

No Comment / August 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »