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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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Skeel files claim against CSD

John Skeel has begun the process of suing his former employer, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District. On Feb. 26 he filed a tort claim against the district, outlining his claims against several named parties in broad strokes, a procedural prerequisite to a lawsuit that seeks as yet unspecified damages. The claim alleges the […]

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Blue & Gold Auction set for April 21

Professional Auctioneer David Sobon will lead the Blue & Gold auction this year. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School Sports Boosters club is hosting the 12th Annual Blue and Gold Auction on Saturday, April 21, at Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills in the Town Center. The theme this year is “Sudents-Atheletes-Champions. It All Begins With You.” Great food, music, dancing and plenty of fun will accompany a live and silent […]

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EDH resident named new Cal Fire division chief

Chief Brian Estes

CAMINO — Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire recently announced the promotion of Battalion Chief Brian Estes, of El Dorado Hills, as his new assistant chief in charge of Southern Division Operations and Pine Grove Camp. “It was an honor that I had the opportunity to pin newly promoted […]

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Help is available for problem gambling

The Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding residents that help is available for people who may be struggling with gambling issues. March 4-10 is National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. “Gamblers often don’t realize they have a problem,” said Christy White, supervising health education coordinator […]

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