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Teen Court in Placerville invites new participants

Volunteer training is scheduled at 6 p.m., Sept. 12 El Dorado County students in grades eight through 12 are invited to participate in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program. Volunteer training will be held Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in El Dorado County Superior Court, 495 Main St. in Placerville. […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Scouts weed Yosemite Valley

Boy Scouts with El Dorado Hills Troop 465 spent a day pulling invasive weeds on the Yosemite Valley floor. Courtesy photo

Ssouts Nathan Klaff and Bryce Groess both members of El Dorado Hills Boy Scout Troop 465 organized a conservation effort benefiting Yosemite National Park last month. Along with other members of Troop 465 Nathan and Bryce, who  are in the process of earning the highly prized Boy Scout Hornaday Award, participated in a conservation effort removing invasive […]

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County accepting applications for Federal Coordination Committee

El Dorado County is accepting applications for its new Federal Coordination Advisory Committee. Various provisions of federal law mandate that federal agencies “coordinate” certain activities with local agencies before making decisions which may impact local government. It is important that county government track and analyze federal decisions in order to timely invoke the right of […]

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DAR ringing in the Constitution

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the El Dorado Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution will host a celebration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. The bells will ring at 11:45 a.m. at the El Dorado County Main Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Everyone is invited to experience a piece of […]

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Hometown Hero: Edward Wilcox

Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward R. Wilcox 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 […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

State court chief warns new courthouse funding is in jeopardy

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks about the state's dismal court budget at the Serrano Country Club last week. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye paid her first official visit to El Dorado Hills on Aug. 23 and demonstrated the chutzpah that’s become the hallmark of her rapid ascension in the state judicial system. She came bearing grim budget news. The feisty chief justice has been on the job for just 20 […]

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High school board vows to help ‘outliers’

The El Dorado Union High School District board of trustees is willing to address aberrations in the 2005 school boundaries that prevent a handful of “outlying” middle school students from attending high school with their classmates. But they’re not convinced that Trustee Kevin Brown’s proposed “95-5” policy is the best or only solution. Brown proposed […]

Comments Off / August 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »