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Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

Comments Off / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Child abuse issues highlighted on new website

Girl Scouts Laura Parkyn and Natalie Hazelwood just published their website and a public service announcement about the problem of child abuse in El Dorado County at Childabuse911.net as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Laura created the website and Natalie produced the PSA that is linked on the home page. “In doing research on child […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vote early beginning Monday

The Registrar of Voters will offer early voting beginning Oct. 8 —  the first day voters may cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 Consolidated General Election. Vote by mail ballots will be mailed to voters on Oct. 9. Early voting will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Elections Department located […]

Comments Off / October 03, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH youngster a ScholarShare recipient

SACRAMENTO — ScholarShare, California’s 529 college savings plan, recently announced the 40 winners of its Think Big! Save for College! Summer Reading Program promotion. For his efforts, El Dorado Hills third-grader Jonathan Shedd received a $529 check towards the cost of his future college education. ScholarShare also matched the winning contribution and provided the El Dorado Hills Library with […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sherry and Craig Petersen bring new ideas to the table

Husband and wife slate Craig and Sherry Petersen describe themselves as reluctant candidates for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board — reluctant in that they’ve recently retired, love to travel, and are active hikers, bikers and runners, all of which will get less attention if a PeterSEN (with an “E”) wins one or both of […]

12 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Peterson is comfortable being uncomfortable

John Peterson is a candidate for the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado Hills Fire Board candidate John Peterson arrived in El Dorado Hills four years ago with a mix of firefighting experience earned during a nine-year stint with Redwood City in the 1980s along with sales and marketing experience with Cardinal Health. The 51-year-old’s experience with the 19th largest private company in the world — […]

2 Comments / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener helps combat hunger

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener has build her Gold Award project around supporting the Upper Room, a place where the homeless can get a good meal. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Meghan Schoener will host two volunteer training days at the Upper Room in Placerville — a program, she said, will give back to an organization that has done so much. “What inspired me to do my project was that I’ve been working at the Upper Room since December and I like the atmosphere,” […]

Comments Off / October 01, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »