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Valley View Elementary gets held back

Buckeye Union School District Facilities Director Ray Boike and Superintendent David Roth stand in front of Valley View Elementary, a new school nearly finished, but until enrollment in the school's service area increases the school will not open to students. Some buildings will be used to house district administration. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

The Valley View Elementary School is nearly complete, but won’t open its doors to students until more homes are sold in the Blackstone master planned community it serves. Until then, the $16 million school will become an interim district headquarters. Woodland-based Broward Construction is on track to turn the site over to the Buckeye Union […]

2 Comments / July 30, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

New library tax on ballot

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ballot measure to establish a special tax to support library services. If approved by voters in November, the tax would apply a uniform library assessment on all parcels and replace the library taxes already assessed. Currently Cameron Park charges a $25 benefit assessment on each dwelling […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Spontaneous combustion avoidance tips

Oil based wood stains, paints, sealers, polyurethane finishes, varnish and other finishing products often contain highly flammable Volatile Organic Compounds, or “VOCs.” Paint brushes get cleaned with mineral spirits or paint thinner, but what about the rags and other materials used that do not get cleaned but just get thrown away? How do you safely dispose […]

No Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lake Hills home spontaneously combusts

A Planeta Drive home in the Lake Hills neighborhood burst into flames at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, with no one home. There were no injuries, and investigators have ruled out criminal activity. They initially suspected oily rags as the ignition source but haven’t reached any concrete conclusions, said El Dorado Hills Fire […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Crime Watch: July 19-25

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Not so grand July 19: A grand theft was reported on Stanford Lane. Unusual delivery July 19: Someone sent an envelope containing marijuana to the DST office on Robert J Mathews Parkway. Open door July 20: A thief stole items from an unlocked vehicle […]

No Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Math whiz: New Folsom prez on the job

THE NEW PRESIDENT of Folsom Lake College, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, sits in her office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Dr. Rachel Rosenthal likes the word “potential.” “It’s the word you hear so many people using to describe Folsom Lake College with the talent of the staff and their committment to the college and the tremendous resources that are available here,” said the new president of Folsom Lake College. “In 12 years the college has […]

No Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Welcome to the USA

Exchange students from China arrived in Folsom last week. Photo by Lionel Reyes

By Samita Dutta One hundred and thirty-four foreign exchange students from China, Austria and France came together at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom July 19 to celebrate their arrival into America. Honored with a red carpet to walk and a “Welcome to America” greeting from “Lady Liberty,” they came for their first day […]

No Comment / July 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »