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Serrano HOA winners ready to work

Catie Phemester, Robert Thompson and Bryan Payne claimed victory after the ballots were counted May 11 for three open seats on the Serrano HOA Board of Directors. With 1,734 votes, Phemester, who ran on her record as the local school boundary Erin Brockovich and Serrano Mello Roos detective, said she wants to put the election […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Students get hands-on history lesson

Oak Ridge juniors Ryan Hurst, Parker Doshier, Shri Shankar and Maddie King, back row left to right, and Lilly Alcozy, Binwant Kahlon and Kelly Ryoo, front row left to right, recently presented research papers on Clarksville and early El Dorado Hills at the El Dorado Hills Library. The students collaborated with members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society, a partnership both sides said they hope continues to keep local history alive. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

How do we keep local history alive? In an attempt to bridge the gap between generations, members of the Clarksville Region Historical Society mentored Oak Ridge students from Matt Hodgins’ AP U.S. History class during the course of the school year. Mentors who know the history of the Clarksville region (a pre-cursor to El Dorado […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Bank robbery suspect caught in Lincoln

A man suspected of robbing the El Dorado Savings Bank in Cameron Park on May 14 was caught by the Lincoln Police Department on May 16 after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in Lincoln. Mark Spier, 19, of South Sacramento, had an active arrest warrant issued by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly […]

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El Dorado Hills girl wins Lady and the Tramp regatta

Six-year-old El Dorado Hills sailor Madelyn Deutsch won the Junior Ladies Class of the Folsom Lake Yacht Club’s annual Lady and the Tramp regatta, held Saturday, May 16, on Folsom Lake. Had she been scored among adult ladies, Madelyn would have placed second overall.Captaining Four Sirens, a Santana 20, Madelyn placed second, third and second in […]

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EDH Crime Watch: May 7-13

The following information comes from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: License, please May 7: Deputies pulled over a vehicle on El Dorado Hills Boulevard and reportedly discovered the 31-year-old driver had no license. The suspect was cited and released. Taken May 8: A petty theft was reported on Birmingham Way. Busted May 10: Deputies arrested […]

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Students get Capitol tour

Beth Gaines speaks to Lake Forest fifth-graders when they visited the state Capitol. Courtesy photo

Lake Forest fifth-graders toured the state Capitol earlier this month. Before the trip, the students learned how a bill becomes a law and came prepared to pitch their ideas to Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Their ideas ranged from raising the speed limit and food stamp restrictions to more free school meal programs […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDCOE celebrates students’ champion

EDCOE Program Coordinator Sheila Silan, left, poses with county Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Myers after receiving her Excellence in Education award. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Office of Education presented the annual Excellence in Education award to Program Coordinator Sheila Silan on Tuesday, May 5. The award is given to one person in the organization, regardless of their position, who exemplifies the award’s namesake by being the embodiment of teamwork, innovation, collaboration and commitment to the success […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »