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Community based organizations coordination meeting scheduled

Last fall several community based organizations met to discuss how to reduce duplication of efforts regarding donations to children/families. They have scheduled a follow-up meeting to prepare a community map that will address the following: 1. Establish a communication between entities that would identify projects that they are engaged in that shares information as to where […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

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EDH sewer plant permit in doubt

The El Dorado Hills Wastewater Treatment Plant’s permit is in limbo after a tie vote failed to advance the permit renewal process. A request to approve a $56,000 consulting contract to aid the permit renewal process got a no vote from El Dorado Hills-based Director Alan Day Feb. 27. “I have a real problem voting […]

No Comment / March 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Betchley sentenced

By Cole Mayer Richard Betchley, the man convicted of scamming Serrano investors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail with three years of felony probation. Betchley, who swindled investors using fraudulent businesses he owned and property he defaulted on, pleaded no contest to three felonies — one […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Faithful Stewards again reaching out to Nicaragua

Sponsor a child in Nicaragua to play soccer by donating to Faithful Stewards. Courtesy photo

Alisha Mecier can’t wait to hear the sounds of laughing children. She can’t wait to watch them play soccer and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. She can’t wait to tell everyone who has helped Faithful Stewards over the years that the people of Nicaragua are forever grateful for the donations. And so is she. “We […]

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People Talk: Do you think Social Security benefits should be means tested?

Shannon Pifer, El Dorado Hills: “No. That’s not the way it was envisioned. Changing it would require restructuring the whole program, and you’d probably need to let people opt out.”

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Science class size reaches a boil

Five'€™s a crowd — Oak Ridge chemistry students, left to right, Zack Brown, 16; Cody Uhorriet, 17; Eron Baxter, 17; Ryan Fuller, 17, and Elissa Algaba, 15, create hydrocarbonic acid by burning wood chips during Mrs. Power's third period chemistry class. Students confirm that five at a table feels crowded, but didn't report any perceeved danger. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge High School environmental science teacher Stan Iverson alleges that putting five students at a lab table designed for four constitutes an unacceptable risk in lab classes that use potentially dangerous materials. He points to the 2010-13 teachers’ union contract that bumped maximum science class sizes from 30 to 32 students, and to the […]

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