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Students help score grant

Marina Village teacher Victoria Debenham won a mini-grant to add Chromebooks to her classroom. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School teacher Victoria Debenham was recently awarded a mini grant by the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association to purchase lightweight laptop computers, or Chromebooks, for her seventh- and eighth-grade students to use during class time. A resource and English teacher, Debenham has been teaching at Marina Village […]

1 Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brent Dennis resigns

Brent Dennis

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis has resigned from the job he’s held for four years to take a position in Anaheim. Dennis plans to start his new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim after Labor Day, though details of his last day at the EDHCSD are still […]

1 Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s K9 has bark and bite


El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy Jeff Tucker and Carly, an almost 6-year-old solid muscle German shepherd, are connected. And they have to be in this profession if they are going to work as a team. When they are on patrol, it’s all business for Carly and deputy Tucker, but the boys get to relax at […]

No Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 11-17

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 11 1:06 a.m. Deputies cited two men, ages 18 and 19, for alleged possession of alcohol on Town Center Boulevard. 1:13 a.m. Deputies arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance on Silva Valley Parkway. 6:20 a.m. A bicycle […]

No Comment / August 23, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Suspect chased through three counties

A 40-year-old man is in jail after he allegedly led authorities on a three-county RV chase Saturday morning. Paul Erik Nelson was arrested in Plymouth on suspicion of evading officers, vandalism, vehicle theft and probation and parole violations at the conclusion of a high-speed pursuit that began in Sacramento County, continued through El Dorado County and […]

No Comment / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Local races set on November ballot

With so much attention focused on the presidential race, voters shouldn’t forget that many other spots on local city councils, water, school, fire and other boards will be filled this November. In some cases, no candidates have filed for a seat or an insufficient number have filed. El Dorado County Elections Department officials said if there is an insufficient […]

No Comment / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Youth players celebrate opening day

The Bumblebees hold hands as they walk in a parade in celebration of the opening of the soccer season. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club began the recreation team season with its second annual opening day ceremony at Community Park Saturday morning. More than 25 teams of U5 to U10 players paraded through the perimeter of the park with one EDHSC competitive team player leading each group. There are 1,750 children in EDHSC and 1,400 […]

No Comment / August 22, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »