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Community steps up to improve ORHS

On April 11 the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation kicked off its 2013 Excellence in Education Capital Campaign. To date $230,000, nearly half of the $500,000 goal, has been pledged by current, future and past families of Oak Ridge High School students. Oak Ridge High School Principal Steve Wehr noted that the foundation has […]

No Comment / May 13, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Estimating transit demand is tricky business

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission recently unveiled a comprehensive assessment of public transportation alternatives and costs in El Dorado Hills, and took an analytical approach to the murky task of estimating transit demand. The study, conducted by LSC Transportation Consultants in Tahoe City, used data from the American Community Survey, which is part of […]

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Daily bus service unlikely in El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills is the largest foothill community along the Highway 50 corridor, and the only one without local fixed-route bus service. Would El Dorado Hills residents use local bus service if it were available? A recent study suggests that a flexible, well-planned route in the north-south core of El Dorado Hills on weekdays would […]

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Thomas back in jail

Brandi Morgan Thomas

The drunk driver who struck two women on El Dorado Hills Boulevard in 2008 is in an El Dorado County jail after nearly two years on the run. Using Masterqueue technology from the El Dorado Hills-based Intellaegis, district attorney investigators were able to track Brandi Morgan Thomas to Florida and Tennessee, with an endpoint in Michigan […]

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Oak Ridge High School debaters finish strong at State

Sanjay Raavi, left, and Shahereyar Ajmal hold up their awards. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School debaters Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal placed seventh out of 48 Public Forum debate teams competing at the California High School Speech Association 2013 State Tournament, held at West Ranch High School in Santa Clarita last month. The team of Ajmal and Raavi ranked highest in Central California, eventually being knocked […]

No Comment / May 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories | Read More »

Driver dies in solo wreck

A solo vehicle accident left a 22-year-old dead in El Dorado Hills early Friday morning. Ashley Culver of Shingle Springs was driving a 1997 Pontiac heading eastbound on Highway 50 at the Bass Lake Road at 2:05 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway, said CHP Officer Frank Rodriquez. The car launched into the air […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Interested in public service? Become a grand juror

The opportunity for citizens to take part in the 2013-14 El Dorado County Grand Jury by submitting their names for possible nomination has arrived. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government close to and responsible to all of the county’s citizens. Applicants must be Untied States citizens, […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »