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Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

Comments Off / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge club encourages students to Do Something

By Samita Dutta Every Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. about 40 Oak Ridge High School students congregate in a classroom during their lunch period. These students don’t meet to catch up on gossip; they come together to support Oak Ridge’s new Do Something Club. The Do Something Club’s mission statement reads: “We believe that students anywhere can […]

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Child abuse issues highlighted on new website

Girl Scouts Laura Parkyn and Natalie Hazelwood just published their website and a public service announcement about the problem of child abuse in El Dorado County at Childabuse911.net as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award project. Laura created the website and Natalie produced the PSA that is linked on the home page. “In doing research on child […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: October

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Shattered Oct. 1: Someone used a rock to shatter a Cambridge Road liquor store’s glass door. An alarm alerted deputies to the act. Nothing appeared to be taken from the business. Theft Oct. 1: A petty theft was reported on Larkspur Lane. Do not […]

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EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 26 through Oct. 3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Too much Sept. 26:  Deputies arrested a 49-year-old woman on suspicion of public intoxication on Wilson Boulevard. Stray bullet Sept. 27: A bullet was found on the ground of a Harvard Way school campus. Where will we party? Sept. 28: Someone stole the tailgate […]

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High school of horrors

Zombie Cheerleader (or should we say, scareleader) played by Oak Ridge student Claire Snyder, 14, wanders the hallways of Afterlife High. The Hands4Hope haunted high school opens its doors this Friday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Welcome to Afterlife High where toxic waste overflows in the science lab, fingers (not finger food) are served up in the lunchroom and rattlesnakes slither across the locker room showers. You can’t wake up for this nightmare created by Hands4Hope – Youth Making a Difference … you just have to walk through and hope you […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student makes a great impression, again

Student of the Month Ryan Manriquez is surrounded by admirers during a recent Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills meeting. Left to right: Rotary Club President Wayne Lowery, Teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, parents Carrie and Tom Manriquez and Buckeye Superintendent David Roth. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills honored Rolling Hills student Ryan Manriquez as Student of the Month, again. This is the second time Ryan has earned the award, with this year’s nomination coming from seventh-grade teacher Mary Bears-Sylvia, who told the audience at the Oct. 3 meeting that Ryan is “positive in every way […]

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