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EDH Crime Watch: March 14-18

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Vandalism March 14: Vandals damaged property on Dymaxion Way. Rode away March 15: Someone stole a bicycle parked in an open Stonebridge Street garage. More vandalism March 16: A Calias Way resident reported vandalism to her property. Foul play March 16: Someone stole baseball […]

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Oak Ridge teacher recognized for all the good

Oak Ridge Social Studies teacher Steve Seely received the California League of Schools' Educator of the Year award. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Teaching provides an unlimited opportunity to do good,” said Steve Seely, an Oak Ridge High School social science teacher Seely has done a lot of good and was recently selected as the California League of High Schools’ 2013 State High School Educator of the Year. “I see these kinds of awards as a way to recognize […]

1 Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Nutting grants scrutinized

An investigation of documents related to state grants Supervisor Ray Nutting received is under way, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson confirmed last week. Over the years Nutting has received more than $74,000 in state Proposition 40 grants to complete fuel reduction projects on his Happy Valley property, according to grant documents. Now invoices […]

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Connector JPA approves design guidelines and finance plan

Southeast Capital Connector Joint Powers Authority took a big step forward at its March 8 meeting at Rancho Cordova City Hall, approving project design guidelines and a finance plan. Both measures received unanimous support from the board: Chairman David Sander, city of Rancho Cordova; Patrick Hume, city of Elk Grove; Don Nottoli, Sacramento County; Jeff Starsky, […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Protect wildlife babies during spring clean up

Throughout the spring, summer and early fall of each year, Sierra Wildlife receives large numbers of orphaned or injured baby birds, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, foxes, opossums, skunks, fawns and other animals displaced or injured by property clean-up efforts.  This month, a squirrel’s nest fell due to tree-trimming; the terrified mother squirrel ran off and did […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Help baby birds this summer

Spring is here and Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery will open its doors in early May. Classes on feeding and caring for the orphaned babies will be held in April at the following times:  April 6, 10 a.m. to noon; April 9, 7 to 9 p.m.; April 20, 1 to 3 p.m.; and April […]

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Frightening Alzheimer’s projections

Alzheimer’s disease was identified in 1906. Medical science can’t identify the cause, has few treatments, no cure and struggles to diagnose it. “It’s the sixth leading cause of death and we can’t even diagnose it without an autopsy,” said Wanda Demarest, who runs the county Senior Day Care Center. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.2 […]

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