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County scoops up grant money for major road projects

On May 23 the California Transportation Commission awarded $21.5 million to two transportation projects in El Dorado County: • $6 million to the city of Placerville for construction of Phase 1A of the Western Placerville Interchanges Project. Phase 1A will construct a U.S. 50 westbound on-ramp from the existing Ray Lawyer Drive overcrossing in the city […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prospective school board member workshop scheduled

PLACERVILLE  — The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education will conduct a workshop for prospective school board members on Monday, June 4, at the El Dorado County Office of Education. Registration is at 5 p.m. with the workshop taking place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The purpose of this […]

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$250,000 available for tree planting, tree care projects

California ReLeaf unveiled its new grants program today that will provide more than $250,000 to community-based groups and other organizations throughout California for urban forestry projects. California ReLeaf’s 2012 Urban Forestry and Education Grants Program is funded through contracts with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Region IX of the Environmental Protection […]

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County can help with heating, cooling

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Home Energy Assistance Program has emergency heating and cooling funding available to assist eligible El Dorado and Alpine County households with the emergency repair, replacement and new installation for certain heating and cooling appliances and water heating appliances. To qualify for EHCS services, households must meet […]

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Foster parents acknowledged, appreciated

May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month. “It is an important time to thank all of the foster care families in El Dorado County,” said Jayle Goucher, manager of the El Dorado County Foster Family Home Licensing Program. “Foster parents provide a vital role in the lives of children who have been displaced from their homes […]

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Exchange students share their highlights: Friends and In-N-Out

Alena and Fran

Thousands of miles from home Alena Stassen and Fran Rioja participated in the Rotary Club’s exchange student program and completed their senior year of high school in a foreign land: America. Both attended Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, guests of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills. Fran, 17, knew how to speak […]

4 Comments / May 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community connects with sign shaker

Local celebrity—€” Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard'€™s lithe dancing for 4G Wireless endeared her to motorists at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard. That gig ended, and she's now shaking for Barber Jon and District 1 supervisor candidate Ron Mikulaco. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

There’s something about that girl. Sign shaker Sierra Hubbard’s fluid dancing at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Francisco Boulevard has quietly touched the collective psyche of El Dorado Hills. What passers-by have come to enjoy is just one aspect of a multi-talented artist overcoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder, struggling to make ends meet […]

4 Comments / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »