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Aerojet leaders build bikes, surprise kids

Placerville Boys and Girls Club kids got an early Christmas present from Aerojet executives, who built 24 bikes as part of a team building exercise. The bikes were presented to the children, much to their surprise, at the Rancho Cordova Marriott Hotel on Dec. 7. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

CJ Cook put it best. “This is sooooo cool,” said the expressive 10-year-old. He’d just received a new bike, custom fitted to his husky frame, from a group of Aerojet executives he’d never met. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 120 Aerojet managers and lead engineers became overqualified bicycle mechanics for an afternoon, assembling new bikes for […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge comes through for elementary school

Be Change participants proudly pose with the check Oak Ridge High School presented to Oak Ridge Elementary. Last week's donation drive also brought in canned food and school supplies for the elementary school students. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School students and staff participated in a big way in the Advanced Leadership students’ Be Change donation week events benefitting Oak ridge Elemtnary school in Sacramento. More than $1,500 in donated money was collected as well as 10,000 canned goods and 25 large bags of new and gently used clothing. Most impressively, […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CSD board fires John Skeel

John Skeel received the news that he had been fired Thursday night. File photo

On Friday morning John Skeel tried to describe his reaction to the news that he’d been fired the night before. “I was stunned … It’s still sinking in … I wasn’t expecting this … I’m very disappointed.” Following the public portion of the Dec. 8 El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, […]

12 Comments / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 30 – Dec. 7

The following information was taken from El Dorado County Sheriff’s reports: Got you gum Nov. 30: A 14-year-old boy reported his wallet stolen from his backpack on a Harvard Way school campus. A 15-year-old suspect reportedly confessed to stealing gum from the backpack, but not the wallet. Vandals back again Dec. 1: Vandalism was reported […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Food Bank of El Dorado County announces Holiday Outreach 2011

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Food Bank of El Dorado County has announced details for its 2011 Holiday Outreach event. This annual outreach provides the fresh resources for a complete holiday meal to over one thousand families from right here in El Dorado County who may otherwise go without during the holiday season. The 2011 Holiday Outreach presented […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Christmas tree safety tips

CAMINO — “Christmas trees cause approximately 240 house fires each year in this country resulting in $16.7 million dollars in direct property loss. Although these types of fires are not common, when they occur they are costly and often deadly,” cautions Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Chief Kelly Keenan. “Electrical problems caused one-third of these fires so check […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burglary suspects arrested in armed incident

Two burglary suspects were arrested Tuesday evening in an incident that involved residents in the North Shingle Road area reporting a man armed with a rifle terrorizing the neighborhood. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Central Dispatch received a call of a robbery that just occurred shortly before 4 p.m. in the Sleepy Hollow residential area. A […]

No Comment / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »