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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 »

State tax filing season begins

Sacramento — The Franchise Tax Board  announced it is now accepting 2012 state tax returns, and announced the following updates on law changes and filing services for California taxpayers. American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 — Due to changes contained in this federal legislation, the California Schedule CA (540 & 540NR), 540/540A and 540NR Booklets, […]

No Comment / January 08, 2013 | Posted in 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 »

‘Mik’ takes the oath

District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco is sworn in by Judge Suzanne Kingsbury Monday morning. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Ron Mikulaco became District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco Monday morning, taking the oath of office in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county government center in Placerville. El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury administered the oath to Mikulaco, as well as new District 3 Supervisor (and […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Boy knocks down disease symptoms with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eliot Kelly of Folsom, right, owner of El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, practices the Flying Arm Bar with student Nico Libby, 12. of El Dorado Hills. Libby started Jiu-Jitsu to help combat Tourette's symptoms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When Nico Libby was 10, debilitating seizures disrupted his life every day. The Libby family, living overseas at the time, then received the diagnosis: Tourette’s Syndrome. They got on the first plan back to the United States. “We knew the United States would have the best care for Nico,” said Nico’s father Fritz Libby. “We just wanted to come […]

2 Comments / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Silva Valley interchange update: County pursues eminent domain

El Dorado County needs approximately 12 more acres of land to begin building the Silva Valley interchange at Highway 50 between Bass Lake Road and El Dorado Hills Boulevard. Negotiations with about 15 owners of separate target parcels have not been fully successful, and the county will now begin the process of acquiring some land […]

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

EDH Crime Watch: Dec. 26 through Jan. 2

Naked wrist Dec. 26: A Aliso Way resident reported a bracelet stolen from her home, possibly by a housekeeper. Jewel heist Dec. 27: An 18-year-old girl is suspected of taking nearly $6,000 worth of jewelry from an Orchid Shade Drive residence. The victim made the report for insurance purposes but did not desire prosecution. Sticky […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »