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Knorr named CAO for a year

PLACERVILLE — The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has unanimously appointed Pamela Knorr as the chief administrative officer for an interim period of one year, after which time, the board will conduct a competitive recruitment for a permanent CAO. Knorr has been a dedicated public servant for more than 28 years while working in the areas […]

Comments Off / February 04, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Safety improvements OK’d ahead of interchange

Cars won't be able to fly up or down this portion of Serrano Parkway any longer. A 4-way stop will be installed at Village Green (entrance to the Serrano Visitor's Center) ahead of the Silva Valley interchange completion. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick.

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved county staff’s recommendation to add an additional 4-way stop intersection on Serrano Parkway before the Silva Valley interchange opens in 2016. John Kahling, deputy director of engineering for the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, presented the county’s analysis and traffic findings to the board last week following a […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Barber Jon gets stolen items back

Barber Jon poses with the stolen goods mysteriously returned Sunday morning. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Awe” is the word owner Jon Rivera used to describe his feelings after items stolen from Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop and his Museum of Curiosities and Oddities last month mysteriously reappeared Sunday morning. In the early morning hours of Jan. 21 thieves broke into the Green Valley Road barber shop and took more than $1,000 in cash, […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Transportation workshop to focus on goals

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission will host community workshop for the El Dorado County Regional Transportation Plan 2015-35 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Marshall Room at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The Regional Transportation Plan is developed to provide a clear vision of the county’s regional transportation goals, objectives and […]

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Church hosts spirituality, aging series

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, is presenting a series on Spirituality and Aging on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 18 through March 25. In Joan Chittister’s book “The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully” she writes, “We’re ‘old’ — translate ‘useless,’ translate ‘unwanted,’ translate ‘out of place,’ translate ‘incompetent.’ We are the over-the-hill gang, our […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Junior Trojans put studies first

More than 140 children in first through eighth grade attended the annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans Scholastic All Stars event on Jan. 23. Student athletes were recognized and awarded for maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher. Courtesy photo

Young student athletes received accolades off the field at a special Jan. 23 event. More than 140 students in first through eighth grade were recognized for their academic achievements at the seventh annual Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan Scholastic All-Stars awards ceremony. Event chair and Jr. Trojans parent Theresa Miller told the coaches to cover their ears at the […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »