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Exchange students from China arrived in Folsom last week. Photo by Lionel Reyes

By Samita Dutta One hundred and thirty-four foreign exchange students from China, Austria and France came together at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom July 19 to celebrate their arrival into America. Honored with a red carpet to walk and a “Welcome to America” greeting from “Lady Liberty,” they came for their first day […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom woman takes seat on State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Elaine Linn, 41, of Folsom, has been appointed to Area Board III of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Linn has been a senior communications consultant at Elaine Linn Creative Strategies since 2006. She was vice president at Perry Communications Group Inc. from 1999 to 2006 and senior account manager at the Dolphin Group […]

Comments Off / July 24, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Comcast rolls out Olympic coverage

If you are reporting on the Olympics, we wanted you to be aware of the following services that Comcast has developed to complement the extraordinary Olympic programming that NBC is providing across multiple TV networks. Online, Comcast has launched a new website, Xfinity.com/NBCOlympics, a one-stop destination that gives users easy access to live streaming events, […]

Comments Off / July 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Public transportation in El Dorado Hills?

Seniors and other non-drivers have bemoaned the lack of bus service in El Dorado Hills for years. Here’s a chance to do something about it. El Dorado Transit and the El Dorado County Transit Commission are currently conducting a Transit Needs Survey for the El Dorado Hills area. If you’d like to see better public transportation […]

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Local student spends summer as UC Davis researcher

As a summer researcher at UC Davis, Oak Ridge student Kimberley Berg is investigating how plants recognize an invading pathogen and develop immunity. Courtesy photo

While most high school students are lounging around the pool, playing video games, or maybe working at the nearest mall, one local student is spending her off-time doing research at UC Davis. Kimberley Berg, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is among a select group of students attending the UC Davis Young Scholars Program […]

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Fire district watchdog helped find MLK’s assasin

Dick Ross, left, questions spending at an El Dorado Hills Fire District committee meeting, with Director Jim Harley, right, and District CFO Connie Bair looking on. Ross enjoyed a colorful FBI career before undertaking a variety of state agency leadership roles. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Near the close of a January committee meeting, a nuts-and-bolts sit down where El Dorado Hills Fire District policies are hammered out before going to the full board, Director Lou Barber turned to the lone member of the public in attendance. “Dick, do you have anything else to add?” “I’m good,” replied Dick Ross, who’d just […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mormon Island Dam foundation stabilized

The top of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam is currently a narrow, 900-foot long gravel strip. Dam foundation reinforcements under way include a 1.3 million cubic yard €œdownstream overlay€ that will widen the dam top an estimated 400 feet to a steep bank 100 feet above Green Valley Road. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

An important step in the 20-plus-year effort to reinforce the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam’s foundation nears completion. Located just east of the county line, the Mormon Island Dam is a weedy and unnaturally uniform ridge that dominates the horizon north and west of Green Valley Road — a squat, anonymous fraternal twin to Folsom Dam, […]

1 Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »