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Hometown Hero: Patrick Iriwn

Patrick T. Irwin has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship to California State University, Sacramento, Calif. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in area such as academic achievement, extra curricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual […]

No Comment / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH boy recognized by Johns Hopkins

Adam Choe

Maria Blackburn Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth BALTIMORE — El Dorado Hills student Adam Choe was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Adam, a participant in the CTY […]

No Comment / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown hero: Autumn Porter

Major Autumn Porter

Autumn Porter (Veatch), a native of California and Oak Ridge High School graduate, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army and will attend the JAG advanced course in Charlottesville, Va. She has served in a variety of positions — trial counsel, special assistant to U.S. attorney in California, administrative law and special victim counsel. Currently stationed at […]

No Comment / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado County home to three 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that 193 middle schools and 180 high schools have been honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, which is temporarily taking the place of the California Distinguished Schools Program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson […]

No Comment / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »